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Boomerang Festival aiming for a big comeback

The Boomerang Festival is bouncing back.

Bundjalung country’s Indigenous arts and culture festival was launched in 2013 only to be hit with funding cuts which forced it into an indefinite hiatus as a stand-alone event and later saw it absorbed into Bluesfest at Byron Bay.

But now organisers are holding a series of fundraising events they hope will let them bring the festival back to life in its own right and in the meantime keep it going at Bluesfest.

Boomerang festival director Rhoda Roberts and Bluesfest director Peter Noble want to make Boomerang the leading Indigenous arts and culture festival in the world and are being backed by local businesses and individuals.

Watch out for these fundraising events in and around Byron Bay.


Wild Harvest Dinner and Foraging Stories, Byron Bay

$70 dinner + $45 with matching wines

Bookings via Harvest only:


Boomerang Festival Photos and Portrait Exhibition, South Lismore.
Launch party is on November 9 and costs $5.

Venue info:
Launch party bookings:

MARCH 19, 2017

Ja Ngahri annual fundraising lunch for Boomerang

Hosted by Harvest and Three Ducks. There will be a lunch and live music. Lunch is $180. Concert is $40

Venue info:

 APRIL 4, 2017

Aboriginal Agriculture and Farming

A conversation with Bill Gammage, Rob Appo and Rhoda Roberts.

Hosted by the Byron Bay Tuesday Men’s Club

Venue: Byron Community Theatre.

Venue info:


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