The fourth Bello Winter Music lit up the Memorial Hall and the main street of Bellingen last night (Thursday) with its opening concert.
Queues formed long before the first note was played with visitors keen to get the best views of the fabulous lineup.
This included Mali’s Moussa Diakite, festival patron Jack Carty and the amazing young winner of the Youth Mentorship Program, Annalise Uren.
In his welcome, festival director Glenn Wright, emphasises the family-friendly nature of the event and the wide range of genres included in the musical mix.
“The festival is about music and fun and the greatest experience is gained with an open mind,” Glenn wrote.
“As Miles Davis said, ‘Do not fear mistakes, there are none’, so it is with the festival … if you don’t like a gig, there is another one around the corner or down the street.”
His hit picks include Tangents, Satsuki Odamura and the Sydney Koto Ensemble and Lillie Mae, to name a few.
And don’t forget to do your part in helping this plastic free festival gain its goal as part of Waste Not Bellingen … and to find out more details of how you can deplastic your life check out the LeaF Learning Festival program.
Enjoy the weekend! And send us you photos – we’d love to see them.