Fringe Events

Festival Fringe events are aimed at making music accessible to all. Whether you want to listen or join in, the Fringe is for you.


Festival Celebration and Suppers

Before going to the evening concerts, why not enjoy food, drink and music in Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park, just opposite the Bellingen Memorial Hall.  Local musicians will whet your appetite for the evening performance while your hunger will be satisfied by tasty, reasonably priced meals served in the Senior Citizens Rooms adjacent to the park.  Wine and soft drinks available.

Proceeds of all food and beverage sales will help fund the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and the Music Festival.

Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 September
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park

Open to the public



Classical Street Busking

Saturday mornings in Bellingen are always lively.  But on September 28th the air will also be infused with classical music delights from a cadre of music students from local primary schools.

While you are strolling along Hyde Street get a festival program at the Festival Stall outside the Bellingen Newsagency.

Saturday 28 September
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Various locations along Hyde and Church Street

Free…unless you wish to show your gratitude!



Waterfall Winds

More to come!

Saturday 28 September
11:30am to 12:15pm
Uniting Church Worship Centre


Lunch with the Bellingen Big Band

The Bellingen Big Band, under the direction of Chris Frater performs a great variety of music at many events and festivals throughout the North Coast NSW region. Members are drawn from the broad music community in the area. Established in 1998 the Bellingen Big Band is known as the finest Big Band in the region with an energetic yet sophisticated sound. It has provided the opportunity for training and performance to well over 300 aspiring musicians. !

Visit the Bellingen Big Band Facebook Page

Saturday 28 September
1:15 to 2:00pm
Old Butter Factory Café


Music-by-Youth Alumni Concert in the Park

More to come!

Saturday 28 September
4:30 to 6:00pm
Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park


Nota Bene

More to come!

Sunday 29 September
10:00 to 10:45am
St Andrews


Karin Braidwood

More about Karin

Sunday 29 September
11:00 to 11:45am
St Andrews


A Chorus of Choirs

More to come!

Sunday 29 September
12:15 to 1:45pm
St Margarets Anglican Church