“Bluesfest, Splendour In The Grass and Falls all run around here, but it’s
Mullum Music Fest which is truly the jewel in this area’s crown.”- Rolling Stone
Celebrating its tenth year, the Mullum Music Festival 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever. We have the inside scoop on how to get the most out of Mullum Music Fest, plus we’ve got a great promotion for festival goers so read on…
What is The Mullum Music Fest?
Mullum Music Fest is a grass roots, community music festival. Held in the town of Mullumbimby, a quirky little town full of character and charm. This festival is hidden in the mountains behind Byron Bay. You won’t find any gates, muddy fields, or VIP areas at Mullum Music Fest. You will however feel those beautiful festival vibes as you wander the streets between cafes, pubs and performance spaces often alongside your favourite performers.
The artist line up is always full of vibrant local, national and international acts that will keep you dancing long into the night. Plus the programmers fill each day with workshops, comedians, circus acts, market stalls and even a street parade.
How to get there
Go Byron runs $20 airport shuttles to meet every flight at the Ballina airport for those staying in Byron Bay accommodation we take you door-to door. If you’re flying in to the Gold Coast Airport we can get you door-to-door in Byron Bay for just $40. Plus guitars and surfboards always travel free. If you’re staying in Mullumbimby however, you can either preorder a taxi or if you’re travelling with a large group you can charter one of our vans or buses.
Where to stay
For the full festival experience we definitely suggest camping at the Mullum Showgrounds or the Mullumbimby Leagues Club. Both have a stunning view of Mount Chincogan an indigenous landmark of Mullumbimby.
If camping isn’t your style, Byron Bay Accom has the largest range of holiday accommodation in Byron Bay. They have over 200 options to choose from including apartments, holiday houses, beach houses, hotels, guesthouses, resorts and budget accommodation.
Where to Eat
The Mullum Farmer’s Markets are held every Friday at the Mullum Showgrounds. They really turn up the volume for the Friday of the mullum music festival. Go Byron will have shuttles from Byron Bay CBD, Suffolk Park & Sunrise at 8am, returning at 10:30. These shuttles are for a minimum of 4 people and cost only $15 one-way or $30 return.
Scratch Patisserie is a locals secret with the best pastries in town. Made fresh daily the heroes of their menu are their almond croissants, free range beef sausage rolls and the best coffee in town. They will also be hosting a live set by Chris Mallory on Saturday morning at 10am.
Lu Lu’s Cafe is easily the quirkiest cafe in town with the most far out customer base, wonderful staff and vibrant menu. Their sandwiches are out of this world! Plus they will be hosting live music on Saturday and Sunday get there early as seating is limited.
Not only is The Courthouse Hotel one of the top live music venues of the festival, it also easily has the best menu. With head chef Michael Coy in the kitchen this classic Aussie pub is consistently bringing flavourful, hearty food to the people of Mullumbimby. From sustainably farmed salmon to fresh salads, banging burgers and sizzling steaks The Courthouse Hotel is the place to migrate at dinner time.
How to get around
While you’re in town you may as well see all the Byron Shire has to offer. Download the Go Byron App and book a cab with us to ensure a smoother ride.
Just by downloading the app you’ll receive $10 off your first ride, plus you’ll go into the draw to win monthly prizes. For the month of November we’re giving away a dinner for two at Cyprus Tree in Byron Bay, a Go Sea Kayak for two, your choice of a Fallen Broken Street Hat and a $100 gift voucher at St. Elmos.