Intoxicating Flavors of Byron Bay Festivals
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With so many things to accomplish and always something new to discover – the Byron Bay beach town – is a popular destination for tourists throughout the year, from around the world. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere laced with a cosmopolitan, alternative and diverse culture, this unique beach town is voluptuously welcoming and easy to get lost in.
Apart from crystal clear Pacific Ocean beaches, hinterlands and vibrant scene of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, boutiques and galleries, there is a calendar-list full of vivacious once in a year festivals, performances and events.
Here is the list of world famous Byron Bay Festivals you should not miss:
Splendour In the Grass:
Australia’s biggest hot mid-winter music festival usually takes place at Splendour’s North Byron Parklands site for over three days just outside Byron at Yelgun. Just grab your diaries, to note down the exact calendar dates of each of the special event. As tickets sell out just hours after they’re released each year, this festival is hot favorite for visitors as well as locals. Splendour organizers take a green approach by providing e-tickets and an onsite recycling program. Artists from all around the world gather to perform here and the performance lineup leaves the music fan’s collective tongues wagging each year.
A proud two-time winner of the Greener Festival green awards, Bluesfest is known for promoting environmentally friendly practices in their festival organization. Earlier known as the East coast international blues and roots music festival, the Bluesfest is an annual music festival held for five days over the Easter long weekend at Byron Bay featuring a large selection of world renowned blues and roots performers. With a laid-back vibe and an easy to access location, Blues fest includes numerous market stalls with food and handicrafts available on site.
Held each year in Byron Bay for the last 10 years, the Byron Bay Writers Festival takes place over period of three days and is a popular stop in the Australian literary calendar, including everything from dinners and lunches to interviews and panel discussions. Apart from fiction, focus is also on biography, comedy, media and a broad program of workshops and discussions. The much loved Festival attracts the cream of the Australian as well as renowned writers from around the globe who mingle with audiences in the specially created Festival site.
International Film Festival:
Usually held in the beginning of March, the Byron Bay International Film Festival invites films of all genres and lengths including - documentaries, drama, cinematography, animation, surf film, experimental film, music videos and environmental film. This festival provides excellent platform to passionate and talented independent filmmakers - showcasing their amazing art-works to a broadminded, intelligent audience and some highly renowned jury. The audience of Byron Bay is exceptionally warm and film crazy and the number of visiting filmmakers is fast growing each year.
Byron Spirit Festival:
Attended by approximately 100 talented yoga and spiritual teachers from all around the world over, this unique Spirit Festival is a revolutionary new advent which comprises many attractive spiritual activities including workshops on - yoga, dance, tantra, ayurveda, healing arts village, spiritual music to rejuvenate mind, body, soul and much more. Held during the month of February in the pleasant Mullumbimby village to west of Byron Bay, it features endeavoring local, national and international spiritual facilitators.
Byron Surf Festival:
Celebrated in the month of October each year, Byron Surf fest is an amazing blend of surfing with rich art, films, literature and music. Drawing inspiration from the affluent local surfing legacy, the Surf Festival provides excellent platform for showcasing all unique and striking ensembles of surfing. The 3 day non- competitive fusion festival weaves together all the talents of various arts, music and films with various surf designs and crafts.
If travelling Australia is in your upcoming wish list, then you must include Byron Bay in it and do embark on a trip to these exotic portion of the planet to experience the rich and intoxicating flavors of Byron Bay festivals.
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