Supporting the return of live music in some amazing traditional, and unexpected, venues across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region.

Featuring an all local artists line up, these Micro Festivals are about providing free performances in local businesses.

Why you ask? To raise awareness of the biggest overhaul of regulations around live music and cultural activity in NSW in a generation! Namely allowing low impact live entertainment to be classified as exempt development under planning regulations. Might sound a bit dry, but it’s pretty significant, believe us. It means more places and spaces can easily get activated with live music and performance.

Kicking off on Saturday 1 January through to Wednesday 26 January - there will be plenty to check out in a spot near you.

Featuring (in order of appearance) Amara Crutcher, Jasmine O’Brien, Space Junk Farmers, Nikki Rudge, Jayden Hearney, Benje Travis, Who Eats Breakfast, Jack Davies, Ruby Blunt, The Roys, Goodey Two Shoes, Damon Winter, May Brooker, Phil Matthews, Sue and Jim Newman, Lauren Edwards, Anna-Vee, Finn Hoy, Liv Montgomery, Mik, Brad Collins, Brendan Jenssen, Dustin James, Cameron Alford, Barrell Dawg, Lighthouse Music Trio, Jim Dalton, Steve B, Coppertones, Hippie Flare, Chuck E, Mark Spence, Oscar Plentige, Pepperjack, Phil Moore, and more.

Visit the website for full program.

This listing was updated on 19/01/2022 by Port Macquarie Hastings Council - MAIN. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.


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