Nimbin Bush Theatre - What's on

SALSA CLASSES

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.



Friday Night Movie - MOONLIGHT

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 7:30 PM

Rated M

$10 Entry


Moonlight explores three time periods in the life of a Black-American gay man - Chiron. Its chronicles his young adolescence, his mid-teens and his journey to become a young adult. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it. As a child Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her drugs than taking care of her son. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, with slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand - beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a local drug dealer named Juan and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, who can see that Chiron is neglected. Their home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. A powerful and moving journey, Moonlight received critical acclaim upon its release. At the 74th Golden Globe Awards it won Best Motion Picture - Drama and was nominated in five other categories. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture along with Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney, from a total of eight nominations. Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT film to win the Best Picture at The Academy Awards. Be prepared to be moved and inspired by the story of Chiron and his journey to find his place in the world.





The Dinkum Bohos at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.

“With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.”

Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst… Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics. A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals and award winning coffee in the gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. BYO. Kid Friendly.




Neil Pike at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 2, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.


Neil Pike is a Nimbin Living Treasure, an international psychedelic troubadour of great renown and the founding member of The Pagan Love Cult. His music encaptures the essence of Nimbin with a masterful whimsy that is his alone. He is a wondrous songwriter and his music has travelled around the world enlightening the folk of many places of the only Cult that encourages people to think for themselves! Don't miss this special treat to see Neil Pike on his home ground playing his trippy, catchy and essentially Nimbin songs! The Phoenix Rising cafe will be open with delicious meals, sweet treats and award winning coffee. BYO. Kid Friendly.


Hello Tut Tut at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 2, 2017 6:00 PM

Entry By Donation. BYO. Kid Friendly.


This Melbourne based six piece collective of accomplished musicians translate the traditional gypsy music of Eastern Europe into a modern-day dance party with an anarchistic punky edge. Tying together the threads of an ancient heritage with a youthful enthusiasm, they robustly re-invent Klezmer classics, Balkan bangers and Eastern European party pieces with a super high energy and passionate approach. Their live performances are infectiously up beat, and no punter could possibly keep their feet still while such lively performers embrace this genre with a no holds barred whole hearted commitment. Incorporating guitar, violin, accordion, clarinet, double bass and percussion this vivacious band of modern day gypsies will sweep you up in their dynamic performance and their wonderfully hale and hearty re-invention of Bohemian and Romani music - sure to please all world  lovers. Hello Tut Tut are in increasing demand at festivals around the country so catch them while you can when they bring their caravanserai into Nimbin town for one night only on July 2nd! The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for  locally sourced delicious meals  and snacks, award winning coffee and teas and the best cakes in the rainbow region. The concert will be held at The Nimbin Bush Theatre on the outdoor “Phoenix Rising Stage”. The stage will be twinkling with fairy lights, under the Milky way, in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.





Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Jul 3, 2017 6:00 PM


School Holiday Movie - SING

Wed, Jul 5, 2017 11:00 AM

Rated G

$10 Entry with free popcorn!


Sing is about performing animals and features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reece Withersponn, Seth McFarlane and Scarlett Johansson.The film includes more than 60 songs from famous artists and also has an original song by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande, it also covers the songs of Leonard Cohen, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Frank Sinatra and more.  Buster Moon, a koala, owns a theatre, having been interested in show business since his father took him to his first music show as a child. Following financial problems he tells his wealthy friend Eddie that he will host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. But Buster's assistant, Miss Crawly, accidentally appends two extra zeroes, and the promotional fliers showing $100,000 are blown out of Buster's office into the city streets. Animals from all around the city gather for auditions. Those selected include a housewife and mother of 25 piglets Rosita, a street musician mouse Mike, a mobster's son - Gorilla Johnny and punk-rock porcupine Ash. The film joyfully pokes fun at the craze for talent quests such as The X Factor and America’s Got Talent and includes music that is sure to get small feet tapping along. A perfect day out for kids for the school holidays by the magical Mulgum Creek. Cafe open for great meals, sweet treats and award winning coffee.




Dinner Under the Stars with As of sky supported by Mecca Mecca- unplugged.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017 6:00 PM

Entry by Donation.

As of sky are an emerging indie band with a fresh blend of new melodies anchored in old folk roots. Inspired by the likes of Laura Marling, Andrew Bird and Sufjan Stevens, their soulful lyrics, rich harmonies, and lilting violin lines create music that is both bright and reflective. Based in Newcastle, As of sky formed in mid 2016, moved quickly into the studio, and released their debut EP - Now you know, recently to great acclaim. The band features Skye Harrison on lead vocals, violin and guitar, Riley Warren on vocals and keys and Timothy Merrikin on double bass, they create blissful sweet folk with a traditional meets modern twist. For this performance As of sky will be supported by local band Mecca Mecca in unplugged acoustic mode. The performance will happen on the outdoor stage in the gardens of the Nimbin Bush Theatre complex by the Mulgum Creek and under the stars. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving meals, delicious sweet treats and award winning local Mountain Top Coffee. BYO.






Sebastian Winter at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jul 8, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.

Sebastian Winter comes from a family of piano players and is truly a masterful player and he is coming to The Nimbin Bush Theatre for the first time. Be caressed by his remarkable technique on the keys and the sublime music he creates as you sit in the gorgeous gardens by The Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open with delicious locally produced meals, award winning coffee and delectable sweet treats. BYO. Kid Friendly.


Dangerous Songs - Blue starring Linsey Pollack and Lizzie O'Keefe

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Sat, Jul 8, 2017 8:00 PM - Ticket price: $25.00

$25 online. $30 on the door.

"Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe’s stunning performance is poised, professional, and powerful...There is hope, perhaps, that such spellbinding depth and consummate sharing of this song of the earth, will change our human priorities back to a connection with this fragile world and all its inhabitants. That we might become prepared to reject the wealth of economics for the deeper richness of the many valued creatures of this planet."
 Tamsin Kerr (Director of Cooroora Institute)

Dangerous Song - Blue combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered animals to create an intriguing and moving musical performance, and ultimately a new musical language. 

Linsey Pollak plays a midi wind instrument where breath, lip pressure and fingering control the performance of animal call samples (mostly sourced from the Centre for Biological Diversity). He uses Live-looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music as he plays. The animals are from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and include a diverse range of species including whales, seals, walrus, fish and sea birds. 

Lizzie O’Keefe joins him, weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds that Linsey provides in a series of original “songs”. This collaboration takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine into a sort of sonic morphing. 

This sonic world is mirrored by the visual superimposition of the natural world onto the human performers using projection. To do this, Linsey and Lizzie perform from within a 3D scrim (semi- transparent screen) with the shape of a giant aquarium. Underwater moving images are then projected onto the aquarium shaped scrim giving the impression that the musicians are performing underwater. 

Renowned and celebrated underwater cinematographer David Hannan (Ocean Ark Alliance) has provided the stunning moving images and they are truly magical.




Riverside Jazz with The Criuse Brothers

Sun, Jul 9, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry.


These cats know how to play Jazz! Traditional and progressive and smooth as silk! Music to bliss out to in the flower filled gardens by the gorgeous Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee and yummy sweet treats. Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Jul 10, 2017 6:00 PM


School Holiday Movie - KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Wed, Jul 12, 2017 11:00 AM

$10 Entry with FREE POPCORN!

RATED G


Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion fantasy action adventure directed and co-produced by Travis Knight (in his directorial debut), and written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. It stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew McConaughey. The film is set in feudal Japan and revolves around young Kubo, who wields a magical shamisen ( a traditional 3 stringed instrument) and whose left eye was stolen by his power-hungry grandfather Raiden (aka, the Moon King). Accompanied by a snow monkey and beetle Kubo must retrieve his missing eye from the Moon King, who offers to take Kubo's other eye as to make him immortal, but Kubo refuses. Raiden transforms into a giant centipede-like creature and pursues Kubo into a cemetery. Kubo restrings his shamisen using his mother's hair, his father's bowstring, and his own hair. With the instrument, he is able to summon the spirits of the local villagers' loved ones, who show the Moon Beast that memories are the strongest magic of all and can never be destroyed. Kubo and the Two Strings premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and was released internationally to universal critical acclaim. The film won the BAFTA for Best Animated Film and was nominated for the Academy Awards. The creation of the film using stop motion graphics has given the film a special authenticity that is hard to capture with digital animation. The spell-binding art took inspiration from traditional Japanese mediums such as ink painting and origami. A particular influence came from the ukiyo-e wood block style, with the director intending to make the entire film "to look and feel as if it’s a moving woodblock print”. Don’t miss this fantastical triumph of art meets animation at The Nimbin Bush Theatre for the school holidays. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open with kid friendly meals and award winning locally produced coffee.





Salsa Classes for all at the Nimbin Bush Theatre

Wed, Jul 12, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


For more details contact: Robert 0418 370 098 or Leyla 0429 053 088


Friday Night movie - T2 Trainspotting

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 7:30 PM

$10 Entry.

T2 Trainspotting is a 2017 British comedy drama film set in and around Edinburgh, Scotland. The film is directed by Danny Boyle, (who directed the original smash hit Trainspotting) and written by John Hodge, based on characters created by Irvine Welsh in his novel Trainspotting and its follow-up Porno. A sequel to Boyle's 1996 film Trainspotting, T2 stars the original ensemble cast including Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly MacDonald. T2 is deliberately self-referential, with film-clips, music and echoes from the first film. It has been 20 years since Mark "Rent boy" Renton stole from his friends the money they had made in a drug deal and fled the country. He has apparently made a decent – but unfulfilling – life for himself in Amsterdam and returns to Edinburgh to make contact with those in his former life. Daniel "Spud" Murphy continues to struggle with his heroin addiction, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson, now a cocaine addict, runs the Port Sunshine pub he inherited from his aunt and terrifying hard man  Francis "Franco" Begbie is serving a 25-year prison sentence and is denied parole due to his violent temper. Mark Renton discovers the past has become the future as a series of drug addled and chaotic events infold apon his return to Scotland. With another cranking soundtrack T2 is a worthy revisit to the streets of Edinburgh and the fear and loathing of the lives of the chemical warriors it celebrates in gritty style.





Andrea Soler and Friends at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sat, Jul 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Free Entry.

Andrea Soler will be performing on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens with a number of guest spots through her set from various friends. Since the release of Andrea’s debut album ‘Earth On An Axis’ she has become a festival sweetheart, and honoured as "A Larmer Tree Festival favourite, (UK)". She has performed in Australia at the renowned Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Mullum Music Festival to name a few, and has also won the ABC North Coast Artist of The Week, 2012 Music Oz Awards Finalist and took out 2012 'Female Vocals' and 'Adult Contemporary Songwriter' categories at The 2012 North Coast Music Industry Awards in Australia. Whether it’s an intimate solo show or a packed out festival, Andrea exudes a warmth and charm that quickly envelops an audience – she has an uncanny ability to connect with people through music on a very genuine and intimate level. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving amazing meals and tasty treats, award winning Mountain Top locally grown coffee and blissful teas. BYO. Kid Friendly.




Khan and Friends at the Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 16, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

Local favourite Khan is joining us for a special afternoon of his great music. A big man with a big voice and a big heart Khan's love of music is infectious. Join him and his musical friends in the gardens of the Nimbin Bush Theatre for an afternoon of music that is sure to delight and get your toes tapping and your heart singing! The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving beautiful locally sourced meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats - all in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Jul 17, 2017 6:00 PM


Friday Night Movie -TICKLED

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 7:30 PM

$10 Entry

Rated MA15+

"THIS BIZARRE AND ULTIMATELY SHOCKING FILM... HAS BECOME ONE OF THE STAND-OUT DOCUMENTARIES AT THIS YEAR'S SUNDANCE FESTIVAL" - AARON MILLAR The Independent.


Tickled is a 2016 documentary about "competitive endurance "tickling", directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, it has received widespread critical acclaim. In a review headlined "fetish documentary goes from giggly to grim", Nigel Smith of The Guardian gave the movie four out of five stars. New Zealand based journalist David Farrier stumbled upon a mysterious but fascinating tickling competition online that he decides to explore. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance from those who create the videos, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. The film begins as a slightly tounge is cheek, humorous exploration of this niche industry. Soon though it turns into an engrossing conspiracy thriller, as the film makers start to uncover a secret world, a world that does not want to be uncovered and bizarre threats are made by the shadowy folk involved in this sub-cult-fetish-movement. The film reveals a movement of "ticklers' who are alive and well in the international community but who do not take kindly to their peccadillos being exposed by Farrier. 

"what began as a investigative lark soon turns into uncovering a vast conspiracy involving small-town MMA fighters, viral-video blackmail, death threats delivered in auto-tuned British accents, lawyered-up dummy corporations, ex-porn stars, and a mysterious Mabuse-like figure living in Long Island...as a look at the dark art of doxing and how money can enable pathological behavior and power trips, the movie is undeniably compelling. By the time the filmmakers set up a potential face-to-face with the gentleman making their lives hell, you're too scared to laugh with them or at them". Rolling Stone







Mitch Brown at The Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Sat, Jul 22, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

In the words of the man himself..."been surfing since I was 10---but hate surfie music---love early country blues---started strumming guitar at 16---started writing soon after---Townes Van Zandt is my favorite songwriter in the whole world---love playing music coz of the great friends you make---biggest influences are the surrealist poets & dead country-rock idols... I try to hear words in my guitar vamping. Let the song reveal it's own layers. A dog crying at the moon can be moving & make you cry. In a similar way there's something instinctive & visceral about howling thru a microphone... I carry, drag, wear my guitar every waking second!"

Join Mitch Brown as he performs on the outdoor stage of The Nimbin Bush Theatre in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for meals, coffees, teas and sweet treats. An alt-country delight!



Jolanda Moyle at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

Jolanda Moyle is a local talent who is unique and sublime. She plays a range of ethno-stringed instruments, uses live looping and sings with a distinct mystical voice that resonates with a other worldly beauty. Jolanda will be playing on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for wonderful meals, snacks, sweet treats and locally produced award winning Mountain Top Coffee.


Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 6:00 PM


Salsa Classes for All!

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


For more details contact: Robert 0418 370 098 or Leyla 0429 053 088





Friday Night Movie - TAKING WOODSTOCK

Fri, Jul 28, 2017 7:30 PM

$10 Entry

RATED MA15+


Taking Woodstock is the new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee – and it’s a trip! Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber who inadvertently played a role in making 1969’s Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Featuring a standout ensemble cast, and songs from a score of ‘60s musical icons including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and Country Joe and the Fish – plus a new recording of “Freedom” from Richie Havens – Taking Woodstock is a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible. In the summer of 1969, Elliot has to move back upstate to the El Monaco in order to help save his parents failing motel from being taken over by the bank. Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) at Woodstock Ventures to offer his family’s motel to the promoters and generate some much-needed business. Elliot also introduces Lang to his neighbor Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), who operates a 600-acre dairy farm down the road. Soon the Woodstock staff is moving into the El Monaco – and half a million people are on their way to Yasgur’s farm for “3 days of Peace & Music in White Lake.” With a little help from his friends, including theatre troupe leader Devon (Dan Fogler), recently returned Vietnam veteran Billy (Emile Hirsch), and cross-dressing ex-Marine Vilma (Liev Schreiber) – Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life – and popular culture – forever. Lovingly directed by Ang Lee, this is a flashback to a golden age that changed the world.



The Dinkum Bohos at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

The Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst… Coming from a freewheeling bohemian tradition that’s rooted in Australia’s rustic heart, they exude and embrace the sounds of the mystical deep green hinterland and the stunning golden beaches of the east coast, presenting a melting pot of music for runaway romantics. A musical tour de force, this synergistic pair have a depth of knowledge and years of experience playing several instruments and styles between them and the combination can be breathtaking. Dinkum Bohos have created a sound that is diverse and intimately their own drawn from inspiration around the world. They have wowed audiences with their continual swapping of instruments, surprising changes of mood and humourous extravagant piano four handers. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals and award winning coffee in the gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Jul 31, 2017 6:00 PM


Friday Night Movie - ENTER THE VOID

Fri, Aug 4, 2017 7:30 PM

$10 Entry

RATED M


Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé, who described the film as a "psychedelic melodrama". Set in the neon-lit nightclub environments of Tokyo, the story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by the police, but continues to watch subsequent events during an out of body experience. The film is shot from a first person viewpoint which often floats above the city streets, and follows Oscar's nightly routine in Tokyo, including momentary blackouts that represent blinking, private internal thoughts, and extended sequences of a DMT induced hallucinations. The film explores concepts based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead - how the spirit of a dead person sometimes stays among the living until it begins to experience nightmares, after which it attempts to reincarnate. The idea for the film had been growing since Director's Noé's adolescence, when he first became interested in matters of death and existence - while under influence of psilocybin mushrooms. Later, when the director was already planning the film, he tried the psychoactive brew ayahuasca in which the active substance is DMT. This was done in the Peruvian jungle, where the brew is legal due to its traditional use as an entheogen. Noé described the experience as very intense, and said he regarded it "almost like professional research." Since few on the design team had ever taken a hallucinogen, it was necessary for Noé to collect and provide visual references in the forms of paintings, photographs, music videos, and excerpts from films. Noé had been working on different versions of the screenplay for fifteen years before the film went into production. Principal photography took place on location in Tokyo, and involved many complicated crane shots and computer generated imagery. The film's soundtrack is a collage of electronic pop and experimental music. This is a deep trip into the afterlife and an exploration of the realms of the dead directed by someone who has traveled on the frontiers of this realm.




Elena B Williams t The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Aug 5, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

Elena B Williams is a Samoan singer songwriter and one of The Nimbin Bush Theatre's favourite artists due to her gorgeous vocals, solid songwriting and powerful stage presence. Elena cites her influences as The Planet Earth, Joan Armatrading, Tracey Chapman, and these are a good indicators of the type of music that she performs. Bliss out by the Mulgum Creek in our gorgeous gardens. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open for locally sourced meals, award winning coffees and teas and yummy sweet treats. 


Tommy Castles at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Aug 6, 2017 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.

Tommy Castles is a Surf Roots musician who has headlined festivals and venues extensively across Australia including Falls Festival & Port Fairy Folk Festival. Tommy is currently on a national tour for the release of his E.P 'Into My Thoughts'.
His music, like him is one of a kind. It’s raw, yet uplifting, and laden with earthy tones and melodies that always get a crowd moving. Enjoy this special show on the outdoor stage of The Nimbin Bush Theatre surrounded by beautiful gardens, by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Phoenix Rising Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, treats and award winning Nimbin grown Mountain Top coffee.




Drumming for Beginners

Mon, Aug 7, 2017 6:00 PM


Salsa Classes for All.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 5:45 PM

Salsa Classes for all!

5.45pm Salsa Beginners. $10. 

6.30pm. Cha Cha Cha. All levels. $10.

7.15pm Salsa Moves. Intermediate $15.


Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Sat, Aug 19, 2017 12:00 PM


Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website (we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)




Battle of the Bands - passport to Airlie

Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:00 PM

Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website(we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)




Battle of the Bands - Passport to Airlie!

Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:00 PM

Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website (we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)




Battle of the Bands - Passport to Airlie!

Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:00 PM

Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website(we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)




Battle of the Bands - Passport to Airlie! SEMI-FINAL

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:00 PM

SEMI-FINALS

Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website(we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)




Battle of the bands - Passport to Airlie! FINALS!

Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:00 PM

The FINALS!

Want to Play with The Sex Pistols?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands!

Free Entry for competitors and punters!


The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its fifth year, boasts being the largest Battle of the Bands competition of its kind in Australia. Passport to Airlie’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ will see emerging artists from NSW, Victoria, SA ,Queensland and beyond to compete to take their prize position on a stage at this iconic Festival. The Nimbin Bush Theatre has been selected to host the competition, and is the only venue to do so between Tamworth and The Gold Coast. This band competition differs from most in that it is free for bands to enter, and also free for punters to attend. The competition is open to most genres - rock, pop, blues, folk, acoustica etc.. and can feature large bands (a maximum of 5 artists), solo performers and duos, all genres (not metal, hard core, hard rock), ages (must be 18+) and ensemble sizes are welcome to apply. ( Due to the nature of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music heavyrock/thrash/metal and another such “hard” genres are not suitable for the competition as they would not sit well within the festival.) The winner will perform between 3-5 sets at the 2017 Airlie Beach Festival of Music, receive great accommodation for the festival and receive a $1000 performance fee. The winner from the rainbow region will compete against the other winners from around Australia, with the ultimate winner given a slot to perform on the main stage at Airlie for the 2018 festival.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 acts to the Whitsundays for 3 and a half days of spectacular entertainment and is held from Thursday November 9 through to Sunday November 12, in 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach. Already announced are performances from The Sex Pistols, The Sneaky Sound System, The Baby Animals, Leo Sayer, Kate Cebrano with more announcements to come - including the winners of the Battle of the Bands. 

Competition promoter Gavin ‘Butto’ Buttlin commented, “A Battle of the Bands competition is being run in the lead-up to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music to give new talent across Australia the opportunity to win a spot performing in the line-up. I wanted to create a festival where you could see the classic rock bands and hear the songs we grew up with, and at the same time discover new talent and give them a chance.”

Heats begin at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in mid August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 30, with the lucky winner receiving the “passport” to Airlie Beach and the many advantages it comes with. There will be limits to accommodating everyone so get in early and get scheduled in for a chance to take your music to Airlie Beach for this incredible festival.

Solo Artists, duos, bands, anyone can apply at this website(we recommend that all applicants visit this link directly)