Last weekend, the Byron Music Festival was a sold-out success, organizers say.
âWe are delighted that our vision for the local community has come to fruition,â said festival director Nick Sergi.
“The whole town really helped us make this happen, and as we always wanted to, this was a festival for the community, businesses and artists of Byron Bay.”
With twelve separate events held over three days at eleven venues, the local event presented by beloved local music store Byron Music aimed to create a family-friendly music festival that the local community could enjoy.
Locals were the main beneficiaries of a local music festival that kept its entrance fees as affordable as possible, while businesses simultaneously benefited from an increase in winter trade and overnight visitors over one of the quietest weeks of the year for the city, organizers said.
âAttendees at Byron’s first open-to-the-public music industry conference were thrilled with the caliber of speakers and content – all amazing each other with smart sharing and inspiring knowledge on a wide range of topics. that affect the industry and its audience.
âIt has been an honor to be part of the Byron Music Festival Industry Conference. Each panel discussed vital issues facing our local music industry and community, including the importance of the arts in the community. And it’s the small to mid-level artists who struggle the most, get the least credit, but on whose shoulders the whole music industry rests â.
BMF2021 COO Monique Hartman said, âBusiness investment is vital for the arts industry. The government funding available is not enough for everyone, so we really need business partnerships to bring these events to our community to benefit our regions culturally and economically. It’s a group effort.
“We are extremely grateful to the courageous and generous companies who took a leap of faith at an inaugural event and encouraged more companies to invest in their local arts community.”
You can attend next year’s event early with the Super Early Bird tickets which are on sale now for a super low price of $ 30 (+ BF) via www.byronmusicfestival.com.au.