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Welcome to the 2022 festival

Paul RobertsonHello friends of live music,

Welcome to The Northern Beaches Music Festival 2022. We, like a magical musical phoenix rising from the ashes of Covid closure, are once again raising our live music banner high.

On November the 5th and 6th we are presenting 50 acts on five stages over the weekend. The festival is located at the Tramshed Community Arts Centre and The Berry Reserve by the beautiful Narrabeen Lake. It includes fabulous, multi genre world music on four ticketed stages and one free stage (free to the general public), set amidst our festival village of world food and merchandise stalls.

When we say “multi genre world music” we mean it. From the brilliant Afro Moses delivering African dance rhythms and song, to the toe tapping, hard driving swamp blues of Daddy Longlegs and The Swamp Donkey, to “they just make me want to dance“ Psycho Zydeco and the wild Celtic whirlwind that is Firrin.

Following this is the original country diva, Lou Bradley, plus the bluest of grasses, The Willing Ponies and the local original genius, Luke Escombe.

But wait! It doesn’t stop there, as we also have the glorious danceable and costumed Ukranian band Jaga and the original high energy dynamism of Akova, plus the up tempo Anglophiles, Traditional Graffiti and the coolest of groove, Dead Mellow. There is also the raucous punk folk juggernaut, The Bottlers and the awesome retro 70’s cabaret of The Trippy Hippy Band. Other acts include Australian legendary troubadour, Pat Drummond and the touring international artist from the USA, George Mann.

Wow!! What can I say? It’s going to be great!

Our festival is a not-for-profit event produced by the Northern Beaches Music Alliance composed of: 

With a definite focus on the Northern Beaches, our common goals are to:

  • To produce and present musicians and other performing artists including up and coming young artists.
  • To provide, maintain and help create venues at which artists can be presented.
  • To invite, involve and include our diverse community including the disabled and indigenous, especially with regard to music, performing arts, food, dance, costume and culture.

We are keen to hear from all potential volunteers to help us with the presentation and production of our festival. We need people to

  • work on the gate
  • help with administration
  • help on stage (including compering)
  • help with waste management
  • help with musical instrument storage and retrieval as well as a whole range of other more skilled activities!  

A “four hour shift “ gets you a day’s free entry!  Two “four hour shifts” gets you a free weekend pass.  If you’ve got the skills and would like to be involved please contact us!!!

Paul Robertson (Executive Producer)