Bellingen Winter Music Festival
12 - 15 July
The festival uses existing infrastructure within the town, reinforcing the community vibe and reflecting the sustainability consciousness of the organisers. It also runs Bellingen LeaF – a sustainability focused program of timetabled workshops available at no extra cost to festival goers.
The Winter Music festival organisers are very passionate about the Youth Mentorship program, where young aspiring musicians are given the opportunity to be mentored by selected artists appearing on the bill, and to then perform as a part of the festival lineup.
Situated midway between Brisbane and Sydney and just 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour, Bellingen sits in spectacular countryside on the banks of the Bellinger River. Small cottages line the river, and a host of bed and breakfast guesthouses can be found close to the town as well as eco huts and farmstay accommodation options. Camping is available at the nearby Bellingen Showgrounds for the duration of the festival.