21 May 2015 by Sophie Warburton
What a perfect excuse to get away for the first weekend of the July school holiday and shake off the winter blues.
Following a similar format to its much loved summer sister festival, The Mullum Music Festival, Bello Winter Music will take place throughout the many delightful venues of Bellingen. A quirky music lovers festival, ‘Bello’ will enlighten those who have not attended the summer event.
As well as the music, Bello Winter Music will be alive with street theatre, workshops, free events and walking tours. Mullumbimby’s hugely popular psychedelic Magic Bus will be making the trip down especially for the inaugural event to ferry festival-goers around the town.
We are delighted to present the Grammy-nominated guitar and vocal harmony duo The Milk carton kids) along with roots and blues legend, Ash Grunwald; Melbourne’s Ainslie Wills; new gospel/hip hop outfit, Jones Jr; folk pop darlings, Tinpan Orange; soul diva, Emma Donovan with her Melbourne funk band, The Putbacks; exotic rhythms from Bobby Singh’s internationally acclaimed trio, Rasa Duende; and red hot flamenco from Arte Kanela. They will join over 60 other international, national and local acts that will light up the pubs, halls and street corners of the beautiful, picturesque town of Bellingen.
Uniquely to the winter festival will be the Bellingen LeaF, a series of talks, walks, workshops and forums through- out the festival that will focus on sustainable practices, organic growing, personal and environmental health, food security, renewable energy and much more. Bellingen LeaF is presented by the Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance.