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Sonic Bliss. A chilled Sunday morning.

Sun, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed.


Thor Phillips

Sun, May 27, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



A professional musician for over 12 years, playing guitar and supporting artists in the blues,rock, country and folk scenes, Thor has recently been stepping into his own force. His original music draws inspiration from Blues greats like Robert Johnson and Stevie RayVaughn, and from more contemporary roots artists like John Butler, Jeff Lang and manymore. Because of his unique sound, Thor’s music refuses to be pigeon holed; most call him‘Blues and Roots’... but with a nod to folk, a touch of bluegrass and a dusting of country.
What sets Thor apart is his dynamic energy, his confidence with the guitar, his rich voice, andhis willingness to be both powerful and vulnerable within the same song. Thor’s audiences,from the small halls on dirt country roads, to the mains stages of city music festivals,connect with his integrity and depth. He makes music which gets straight to the heart, andstays with you long after the guitar strings have stopped humming. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens for an afternoon of rootsy blues played by a champion! The Cafe will be open serving great food and coffee. BYO.


Weekly Crypto Currency Meet

Wed, May 30, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry.




This meeting  is suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. The interest around Bitcoin is growing quickly, with many folk jumping on board this virtual currency train. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Find out more at The Nimbin Bush Theatre from those currently trading in crypto-currency.



Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Jun 1, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Weekly Cypher Sessions

Fri, Jun 1, 2018 2:20 PM

Free Entry. Open Stage.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of weekly Cypher Sessions every Friday afternoon on the outdoor stage, facilitated by local Hip hop DJ Orphan Tunes. There will be a DJ spinning beats and basic instruments provided for any aspiring Hip hop performers to just rock up and jump on a mic. Each week will feature guest DJs to host the event. This is free to attend and free to participate in and is a great opportunity for performers to network with other Cypher fans, as well as a chance to practise performance techniques. According to Orphan Tunes, ‘“Nimbin needs a cypher because we need local youth to come and have a place to express themselves in a positive environment”.


Friday Night Movie - Namatjira Project

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Fri, Jun 1, 2018 7:30 PM - Ticket price: $10.00

$10 Entry.

Rated M

"Getting this documentary out for the world to see will help us continue the work passed down to us by Albert. Help us to keep our culture strong, to teach the young ones and to celebrate our remarkable heritage into the future.”– The Namatjira Family

Can justice be restored to the Namatjira family?

From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace – this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest to regain the copyright to their grandfather’s artwork.



Albert Namatjira (28 July 1902 – 8 August 1959), was a Western Arrente speaking Aboriginal artist  from the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.He was a pioneer of contemporary Indigenous Australian art and the most famous Indigenous Australian of his generation. Albert Namatjira is hailed as one of the greatest Australian artists of all time and a pioneer for Aboriginal rights. Yet the fruits of his legacy have been denied to his people, with the copyright of his works posthumously sold off. The Namatjira Project aims to restore those rights to his impoverished family.

Born and raised at a mission outside of Alice Springs Namatjira showed interest in art from an early age, but it was not until 1934 (aged 32), under the tutelage of Rex Battarbee  that he began to paint seriously. Namatjira's richly detailed watercolours of the outback departed significantly from the abstract designs and symbols of traditional Aboriginal art, and inspired the Hermannsburg School of painting. He became a household name in Australia and reproductions of his works hung in many homes throughout the nation. As the first prominent Aboriginal artist to work in a modern idiom, at the time he was widely regarded as representative of successful assimilation policies.

Namatjira was the first Northern Territory Aboriginal person to be freed from restrictions that made Aboriginal people wards of the state. In 1957, he became the first Aboriginal person to be granted restricted Australian citizenship which allowed him to vote, have limited land rights and buy alcohol. In 1956 his portrait, by William Dargie became the first of an Aboriginal person to win the Archibald Prize. Namatjira was also awarded the Queen's Coronation Medal in 1953, and was honoured with an Australian postage stamp in 1968.

Namatjira started painting in a unique style. His landscapes normally highlighted both the rugged geological features of the land in the background, and the distinctive Australian flora in the foreground with very old, stately and majestic white gum trees surrounded by twisted scrub. His work had a high quality of illumination showing the gashes of the land and the twists in the trees. His colours were similar to the ochres that his ancestors had used to depict the same landscape, but his style was appreciated by Europeans because it met the aesthetics of western art.


Below: Albert Namatjira painting.















Below: The MacDonnell Ranges Waterhole


Crypto Currency Seminar

Sat, Jun 2, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. 



These meetings are suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Anyone can buy or sell Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, all you need is a virtual wallet and you are ready to go.

Decentralized crypto currency is produced by the entire crypto currency system collectively, at a rate which is defined when the system is created and which is publicly known. In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of “fiat money” or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers. In case of decentralized crypto currency, companies or governments cannot produce new units, and have not so far provided backing for other firms, banks or corporate entities which hold asset value measured in it. The underlying technical system upon which decentralized crypto  currencies are based was created by the group or individual known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Not much is known about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, is this a person or a group? What is known is that this anarchistic approach to currency is quickly changing the economic frontier of the world, and empowering people from all walks of life and all economic levels to trade in a currency that is egalitarian in its availability and earning potential. Find out more from those who are currently trading in crypto currency at The Nimbin Bush Theatre on the first Saturday of every month.


Sarah Stando at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jun 2, 2018 12:29 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.


Sarah Stando is a goddesses of Song! One of our many local treasures she emits a warmth and depth in her music that belongs to someone many times her young age. Sarah has a musical maturity in her songwriting that is impressive. Her vocals and lyrics are world class and totally beguiling. Catch her on the outdoor stage in the beautiful gardens by the magical Mugum Creek. Cafe open with yummy food and drinks.


Sonic Bliss. A chilled Sunday morning.

Sun, Jun 3, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed.


Jolanda Moyle.

Sun, Jun 3, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Jolanda Moyle is a rare musical treasure and a local favourite. She creates stunning music using a range of world music instruments, mainly Sarangi, ( a many stringed instrument, almost like the cross between a Dulcimer and a Sitar)which she plays very well, having studied in India with masters of the instrument. However she has an experimental approach to music that results in a very individual and bewitching sound. Layering various sounds around her voice Moyle creates what could be called "ambient-world" music, but it is more individual than such a label suggests. It is other-worldly and completely beautiful. Her fragile and sweet toned vocals weave around sounds like a spell be cast. She is a special and authentic musician. Catch her on the outdoor stage at the Nimbin Bush Theatre to be enchanted by her talent. The Cafe will be open serving gorgeous food and drinks to enhance your sensory experience.


Wednesday Crypto Currency Seminar

Wed, Jun 6, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. All Levels. 



This meeting  is suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. The interest around Bitcoin is growing quickly, with many folk jumping on board this virtual currency train. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Find out more at The Nimbin Bush Theatre from those currently trading in crypto-currency.





Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a Donation.




Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happenned for 7 years in the Town Hall lead by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Danato. This is an Afro-Carrabean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.



Weekly Cypher Sessions

Fri, Jun 8, 2018 2:20 PM

Free Entry. Open Stage.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of weekly Cypher Sessions every Friday afternoon on the outdoor stage, facilitated by local Hip hop DJ Orphan Tunes. There will be a DJ spinning beats and basic instruments provided for any aspiring Hip hop performers to just rock up and jump on a mic. Each week will feature guest DJs to host the event. This is free to attend and free to participate in and is a great opportunity for performers to network with other Cypher fans, as well as a chance to practise performance techniques. According to Orphan Tunes, ‘“Nimbin needs a cypher because we need local youth to come and have a place to express themselves in a positive environment”.


Friday Night Movie - Wonder

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Fri, Jun 8, 2018 7:30 PM - Ticket price: $10.00

$10 Entry.

Rated PG



Wonder is a 2017 American film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R J Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay as Auggie.

August "Auggie" Pullman is a fifth-grade boy living in North River Heights in upper Manhattan. He has a rare medical facial deformity, which he refers to as "mandibulofacial dysostosis." Due to numerous surgeries, Auggie had been home-schooled by his mother Isabel, but as Auggie is approaching middle school age, Isabel decides to enroll him in Beecher Prep, a private school, for the start of middle school. At first, Auggie is ostracized by nearly all the student body, but he is soon befriended by a boy named Jack. Auggie must go through and endure the social jungle that is the school playground. At first bullied, he eventually teaches his peers to transcend his facial deformities and to see him as he really is, a young man of great heart and fortitude.

This powerful film is a study in children's bullying, and the effects of bullying on the victims. Auggie is brave, but sad in the face of the cruelty he encounters at school. With the help of a small group of supporters Auggie eventually finds his place at school, and feels it is a safe place rather than a sentence to be suffered. This si a moving account of one young persons journey to acceptance.

The Cafe will be open serving great meals and coffees and teas. BYO Ok. 




Wil Massey

Sat, Jun 9, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Wil Massey is a former NSW south-coaster, now north-coast resident. A singer/songwriter who has performed in various formations, (solo, duo, bands) for over 20 years; including long-time South-coast favourites ‘Wil Massey & the GhostTrio’. Wil brings a unique element to his original roots/rock music (with a twist of pop, punk, folk, soul, and even a Latino lilt or two). His music is lyrical, catchy, and often surprising. His songs range from reflective and stirring, to amusing and punchy- all with a distinctive expressive quality that draws you in and keeps you listening, and wanting to hear more from this individual talent that has a sound all his own. The Cafe will be open serving yummy food.


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Jun 10, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is a tradition not to be missed.


Riverside Jazz with the Cruise Brothers.

Sun, Jun 10, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry.


The Cruise Brothers play smooth jazz with a relaxed approach that is as cool and easy as a summers day by a river in Missipippi. These guys really know how to play! Let them caress your ears as you relax in the gorgeous gardens by the Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meals, award winning coffee. teas and sweet treats.


Weekly Crypto Currency Meet

Wed, Jun 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry.



This meeting  is suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. The interest around Bitcoin is growing quickly, with many folk jumping on board this virtual currency train. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Find out more at The Nimbin Bush Theatre from those currently trading in crypto-currency.



Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a donation.



Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happened for 7 years in the Town Hall led by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Donato. This is an Afro-Caribbean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.


Weekly Cypher Sessions

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 2:20 PM

Free Entry. Open Stage.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of weekly Cypher Sessions every Friday afternoon on the outdoor stage, facilitated by local Hip hop DJ Orphan Tunes. There will be a DJ spinning beats and basic instruments provided for any aspiring Hip hop performers to just rock up and jump on a mic. Each week will feature guest DJs to host the event. This is free to attend and free to participate in and is a great opportunity for performers to network with other Cypher fans, as well as a chance to practise performance techniques. According to Orphan Tunes, ‘“Nimbin needs a cypher because we need local youth to come and have a place to express themselves in a positive environment”.


Rob Cass at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sat, Jun 16, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. BYO. Kid Friendly.



Rob Cass is gritty, authentic, and plays a rootsy type of country music you will love. Catch him on the outdoor stage at The Nimbin Bush Theatre in our gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek for an afternoon of wonderful music! Our Cafe will be open serving great food and drinks. 


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Jun 17, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.

 BLISSFUL MORNING CONCERT



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is an tradition not to be missed.



Sebastian Winter at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jun 17, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Sebastian was born on a cargo ship in the port of Amsterdam. At a young age he accidentally drank a glass of tequila sunrise and began to play the piano. A little later in life he found the piano again and has been playing everyday since. Drawing influence from the likes of Philip Glass, Ludovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen, Sebastian’s music is both powerful and subtle, inspiring those who listen to take a journey into their imagination and create landscapes of their own. His music will totally capture you and take you on a beautiful journey. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving great food to compliment your sensory experience.    



Weekly Crypto Currency Meet

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. All Levels.



This meeting  is suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. The interest around Bitcoin is growing quickly, with many folk jumping on board this virtual currency train. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Find out more at The Nimbin Bush Theatre from those currently trading in crypto-currency.


Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a donation.



Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happened for 7 years in the Town Hall led by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Donato. This is an Afro-Caribbean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.


Weekly Cypher Sessions

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 2:20 PM

Free Entry. Open Stage.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of weekly Cypher Sessions every Friday afternoon on the outdoor stage, facilitated by local Hip hop DJ Orphan Tunes. There will be a DJ spinning beats and basic instruments provided for any aspiring Hip hop performers to just rock up and jump on a mic. Each week will feature guest DJs to host the event. This is free to attend and free to participate in and is a great opportunity for performers to network with other Cypher fans, as well as a chance to practise performance techniques. According to Orphan Tunes, ‘“Nimbin needs a cypher because we need local youth to come and have a place to express themselves in a positive environment”.


Medican Seminar - Saturday Session.

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry.



Another big crowd is expected for the Nimbin HEMP Embassy’s next MEDICAN Workshop  from 11 am at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. “These gatherings are important and mostly about education”, says Embassy president Michael Balderstone.  “The workshop is a good opportunity to ask questions and meet people who have been involved with Mediweed for decades.”

There as well as many specialists, activists, healers and people who are using Cannabis to treat themselves workshopping the benefits of this amazing medicinal plant. Be it epilepsy or cancer or Parkinsons it is super encouraging for sufferers to meet and talk to others with similar conditions. Program details will be released shortly.

The medical cannabis movement has been ridiculed for a long time, like many other Nimbinesque ideas. Finally the evidence is appearing that shows hippies weren’t deluded after all! Anyone is welcome to this day of talks and discussion and entry is by donation only.

 And anyone who would like to share their experience can contact the Embassy email…. head@hempembassy.net

For more info call the Embassy on 0266890326


Neil Pike - The Pagan Love Cult

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



Neil Pike, aka the Pagan Love Cult is an Australian psychedelic music institution and a Nimbin Living legend. Based in our rainforested hippie town of Nimbin and operating in one form or another since the 70s, he uses music and light to explore the juncture between social activism and psychedelic bliss. When not touring the world playing huge festivals to much acclaim he plays a few local gigs, which is very lucky for us! He is arguably the longest -running psychedelic musical act in Australia. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek for an authentic Nimbin experience!


Dinner Under the Stars with Glenn Cardier

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 7:00 PM

By Donation. Kid Friendly. BYO.




The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce another night of amazing music as part of our Dinner Under the Stars premium music series. In the 1970’s, Australian singer-songwriter/guitarist Glenn Cardier produced three albums of highly original folk/rock songs. He played the first two Sunbury festivals and worked with the likes of Frank Zappa, Spike Milligan, and Fairport Convention. He wrote songs for Olivia Newton-John. He broke through in the tough UK folk circuit. His hard-strumming, quirky onstage persona was always at odds with his recorded work and through the 80’s and 90’s Cardier’s recording career stalled and he became increasingly reclusive. He surfaced occasionally – as front man for the Sydney pub band The Bel-Aires as well as playing rockabilly on his ’59 Gretsch around the Central Coast of New South Wales.

Post 2000, Glenn Cardier’s re-emergence as a songwriter / performer of real distinction has been nothing short of extraordinary. In typical single-minded fashion, he writes, performs and produces his music from his adobe home studio on the Hawksbury River, north of Sydney. Cardier usually plays all the instruments on his CDs. Onstage, there are the trademark flashes of dark humour in his songs of stark beauty and thumping rockabilly/blues. There’s a touch of Beefheart in his voice, a hint of Cohen in the lyrics, a pinch of Elvis here and there. But underlying it all are the songs. Happy/sad songs. Sweet/crazy songs. Cardier songs. Played by a legend of the Australian music industry. catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens for a night of music played by one of the greats. the cafe will be open serving amazing meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. BYO ok.


 


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is a tradition not to be missed.



Medican Seminar - Sunday Session

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry.




Another big crowd is expected for the Nimbin HEMP Embassy’s next MEDICAN Workshop  from 11 am at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. “These gatherings are important and mostly about education”, says Embassy president Michael Balderstone.  “The workshop is a good opportunity to ask questions and meet people who have been involved with Mediweed for decades.”

There as well as many specialists, activists, healers and people who are using Cannabis to treat themselves workshopping the benefits of this amazing medicinal plant. Be it epilepsy or cancer or Parkinsons it is super encouraging for sufferers to meet and talk to others with similar conditions. Program details will be released shortly.

The medical cannabis movement has been ridiculed for a long time, like many other Nimbinesque ideas. Finally the evidence is appearing that shows hippies weren’t deluded after all! Anyone is welcome to this day of talks and discussion and entry is by donation only.

 And anyone who would like to share their experience can contact the Embassy email…. head@hempembassy.net

For more info call the Embassy on 0266890326


Blue Cat Swing

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly.



Do you like to Swing? We mean the MUSIC! Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s. The name swing came from the 'swing feel' where the emphasis is on the off–beat or weaker pulse in the music. Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of big bands and bandleaders such as Benny Goodman was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946, a period known as the Swing Era. Blue Cat Swing love this genre, and play it with commitment and passion. Catch them on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek for a swinging good afternoon! The Cafe will open serving delicious meals, coffee and treats! 


Crypto Currency Meet

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. All levels.



This meeting  is suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. The interest around Bitcoin is growing quickly, with many folk jumping on board this virtual currency train. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Find out more at The Nimbin Bush Theatre from those currently trading in crypto-currency.


Afro Dance Sessions

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 11:00 AM

$5 or a donation.



Every Friday  at 11am we are offering you Afro Dance Sessions led by well known local identity Inez Price, who trained in dance at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Inez is passionate about community dance and these sessions previously happened for 7 years in the Town Hall led by Inez with drumming by Antonia and Donato. This is an Afro-Caribbean style of rhythmic dance that is easily achieved and enjoyed by all ages and levels of dance ability. There is also an invitation to join the drummers, so bring your bangers, your blurters and your bodies and enjoy this great opportunity for fitness and fun.


Weekly Cypher Sessions.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 2:20 PM

Free Entry. Open Stage.



The Nimbin Bush Theatre is delighted to announce the commencement of weekly Cypher Sessions every Friday afternoon on the outdoor stage, facilitated by local Hip hop DJ Orphan Tunes. There will be a DJ spinning beats and basic instruments provided for any aspiring Hip hop performers to just rock up and jump on a mic. Each week will feature guest DJs to host the event. This is free to attend and free to participate in and is a great opportunity for performers to network with other Cypher fans, as well as a chance to practise performance techniques. According to Orphan Tunes, ‘“Nimbin needs a cypher because we need local youth to come and have a place to express themselves in a positive environment”.


Movie - Sweet Country

Buy tickets

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 7:30 PM - Ticket price: $10.00

$10 Entry

Rated MA15+

" Marked by the same poise and care with which Thornton’s 2009 debut “Samson and Delilah” exposed the present-day marginalization of Australia’s Aboriginal community, the director-cinematographer’s second purely narrative feature probes the same social injustice in the bitterly divided frontier society of 1929, where one black man’s necessarily violent act of self-defense brings the white population’s most toxic racist dogma to the fore. The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton’s lithe, soaring visual storytelling." Guy Lodge - Variety



Sweet Country is a 2017 Australian film directed by Warwick Thornton. ( Samson and Delilah). It is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory  Australia. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film festival where it won the Special Jury Prize award. It also won Best Feature Film at the 2017 Asia Pacific screen Awards. Starring Hamilton Morris, Sam Neil and  Bryan Brown. Stunning cinematography captures vast outback landscapes but small details resonate: a chain dragging across dirt; a bullet hole in a wall. The themes are universal but the film is unmistakably Australian.

“It resonates in a strange way with people,” the Director told the Guardian, Australia. “It’s a classic tale. It’s about land grabs. It’s about taking over the country. It’s a basic western that people relate to on a range of different levels, based in a place they don’t have access to: 1920s central Australia.

Sam is a middle-aged Aboriginal farmer in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. He is sent by a preacher to help a bitter war veteran named Harry to help renovate the latter's cattle yards. Sam's relationship with Harry quickly deteriorates, resulting in a fight ending with Sam killing Harry in self-defence. For the murder of a white man, Sam is now on the run from the law with his wife across the deadly outback. A manhunt for the farmer is on, led by Sergeant Fletcher, but questions of justice start to surface among the community as the true details of the murder come to light. A searing portrait of Australia's history, heartbreaking, powerful and important. The Cafe will be open serving great meals, award winning coffee and sweet treats. BYO.




Monkey and the Fish

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Popular long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the seasoned rhythm section of George Urbaszek (bass) and Johnny Shaw (drums), the Monkey & the Fish band delivers tight infectious grooves. The addition of Glenn Kellett on trumpet, percussion, keys, and backing vocals makes for powerful and diverse arrangements.
Performing a mix of originals and covers, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folkrock, roots and reggae influences. Set’s feature songs from their new album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from artists such as Crowded House, John Mayer, Bernard Fanning, Santana, Tim Rogers, Tracey Chapman, Goanna, Paul Kelly, David Bowie and more.
A truly great example of top local musicianship and home grown creativity, catch them on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek, the Cafe will be open serving delicious foods and drinks. 


Sonic Bliss

Sun, Jul 1, 2018 10:00 AM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly.



A beautiful scene is growing and evolving at The Nimbin Bush Theatre every Sunday morning at 10am until 12pm. Accomplished local musicians have begun a series of Sunday morning concerts as a way to ease blissfully into the day. Every Sunday , (except the last Sunday of the month which features electro-ambient music from Trypswitch) , the collective known as Sonic Bliss play a mixture of Asian, Celtic and other world traditions to create a stunning sonic feast for the ears, Incorporating vocals, Tabla, Celtic Harp, Harmonium and other exotic stringed and percussive instruments, these elder musicians are greatly skilled in creating an ambience of blissful calm. The music created is of a Romani meets Indian meets folk sound and is absolutely beguiling and serene. The Cafe serves a range of delicious breakfast options, award winning coffees and local Chai. What better way to begin your Sunday as in the gorgeous riverside gardens as the sun rises over the trees? If you need to begin your Sunday gently to the sounds of world class musicians creating beautiful music, this is a tradition not to be missed.



Brommers at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 1, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Brommers is a real pro, and a local favourite! He sings, swings and plays with an ease and comfortable vibe that will instantly relax you as you catch his rootsy songs on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious food and award winning coffee. An enchanting and groovy afternoon awaits you!


Monthly Bitcoin Seminar/

Sat, Jul 7, 2018 11:00 AM

Free Entry. All Levels.


These meetings are suitable for both beginners and experts, with the first half of the meeting dedicated for the learners, and the second half aimed at more seasoned crypto traders. Crypto Currencies are a peer to peer virtual currency, which means there is the removal of a intermediary from point to point transactions, usually occupied by banking institutions who can control and manipulate the market. Anyone can buy or sell Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, all you need is a virtual wallet and you are ready to go.

Decentralized crypto currency is produced by the entire crypto currency system collectively, at a rate which is defined when the system is created and which is publicly known. In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of “fiat money” or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers. In case of decentralized crypto currency, companies or governments cannot produce new units, and have not so far provided backing for other firms, banks or corporate entities which hold asset value measured in it. The underlying technical system upon which decentralized crypto  currencies are based was created by the group or individual known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Not much is known about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, is this a person or a group? What is known is that this anarchistic approach to currency is quickly changing the economic frontier of the world, and empowering people from all walks of life and all economic levels to trade in a currency that is egalitarian in its availability and earning potential. Find out more from those who are currently trading in crypto currency at The Nimbin Bush Theatre on the first Saturday of every month.





Freowin Harper

Sat, Jul 7, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.


Freowin Harper has golden vocals and plays beautiful keyboards. He is a Songman of the Ol'fashioned persuasion - a consummate writer and performer, solid, lilting and thoroughly delightful. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek.


Ewan James at The Nimbin Bush Theatre

Sun, Jul 15, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid friendly. BYO.



Ewan James is a local musical treasure. He quietly sits somewhere in the terrain of Tom Waits, Seasick Steve and other growly roots men. His amazing voice will astound you and his gift for telling stories through song will capture your imagination. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Cree. Our Cafe will be open serving delicious locally sourced meals and award winning coffee.


The Pat Eyre Trio.

Sat, Jul 21, 2018 12:30 PM

Free Entry. Kid Friendly. BYO.



Playing with a tasteful but tasty style, Pat Eyre is a committed musician with a great solid approach to bluesy roots music that has toes tapping and hearts warming, due to his affable personality and impassioned performances. Catch him on the outdoor stage in the gorgeous gardens by the magical Mulgum Creek. The Cafe will be open serving delicious meal options and delightful snacks, and award winning coffee!


Battle of the Bands - Heat One

Sat, Aug 4, 2018 12:30 PM

HEAT ONE TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!




Battle of the Bands - Heat Two!

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 12:30 PM

HEAT TWO TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!



Battle of the Bands - Heat Three!

Sat, Aug 18, 2018 12:30 PM

HEAT THREE TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!



Battle of the Bands - Hear Four!

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 12:30 PM

HEAT FOUR TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!



Battle of the Bands - SEMI FINALS!

Sat, Sep 1, 2018 12:30 PM

SEMI FINALS TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!



NIMBIN ROOTS FEST 2019

Sat, Sep 15, 2018 10:00 AM

Nimbin Roots Festival is an annual music festival held in various venues around Nimbin. The Nimbin Bush Theatre will be hosting shows on our outdoor stage for free, with armband access to further shows in the Auditorium.

This is a wonderful celebration of organic roots music, peace, love and art in Australia's counter cultural capital.

Book your tickets for 2018 now!! Book here www.nrfest.com



Australian Roots Music icon and ARIA winner Jeff Lang will be performing at Nimbin Roots Festival 2018.

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world. 

Performing on Friday 14th September during the Nimbin Roots Festival which will also be the host of over 60 acts over 3 days. 

Tickets are very limited to our festival and this year is our fastest selling festival yet so book now to avoid missing out! www.nrfest.com



NIMBIN ROOTS FEST 2019

Sun, Sep 16, 2018 10:00 AM

Another day of fabulous music as part of the NIMBIN ROOTS FEST 2019 at the Nimbin Bush Theatre. 

Free events on our outdoor stage, and armband access for the Auditorium. Stay tuned for schedules and artist announcements!

Book your tickets here www.nrfest.com



Battle of the Bands - FINAL!

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 7:00 PM

FINAL TODAY! Artist details to come! Stay Tuned!

WHO WILL WIN THE PASSPORT TO AIRLIE?

The Nimbin Bush Theatre is proud to announce it will be once again holding the Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands - 2018!

The Passport to Airlie - Battle of the Bands competition, in its sixth 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 2018 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. 

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 August, there will be 4 heat battles, then a semi final, culminating on a final on September 22, 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqLNjW8QGW6k3nI53QN3cUA7lmDC1P9mHtWsxRH15J236wjA/viewform 

We recommend that all applicants visit this link directly.

Get ready to witness some amazing talent!