Saturday 15 October 2016, Yamba NSW

2016 line up

Sex on Toast
The Melbourne-based shimmer suited Sex on Toast specialize in early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing and blazing improvisation. Their choreographed stage act and tongue-in-cheek larrikinism bring fresh meaning to the notion of "gettin' your funk on", making for a sensational dance-inducing live performance.

Saturday 15 Oct - 9.00pm

Declan Kelly
& The Rising Sun
Drawing on Irish and Maori ancestral roots, Declan Kelly and current band mates The Rising Sun bring radiant reggae and dub vibes from Sydney. Having been the drummer for numerous great Australian artists, Kelly has studied the craft of good song writing, recording and the delivery of a rockin' live show. Smiles all round are guaranteed when these guys grace the festival stage.

Saturday 15 Oct - 8.00pm

Five musos with a shared passion for neo soul, RnB and jazz assembled in Lismore only recently and have already produced one of the classiest tracks of 2016 in 'The Foe, The Faux'. Beyond this totally addictive musical statement, the mystery surrounding LadySlug will remain intact ... until October 15 in Yamba, NSW...

Saturday 15 Oct - 5.05pm

Grace Hickey
& The Honeymakers
The sense of space and freedom evoked by our coastal lifestyle here in Yamba, is conveyed through seductive harmonies by local sirens Grace Hickey & The Honeymakers. Soulful and authentic, homegrown music at it's best.

Saturday 15 Oct - 3.15pm

Spaghetti Circus
Spaghetti Circus is a community based performing youth troupe from Mullumbimby that has earned itself a reputation as one of Australia’s leading youth circuses ~ from its teachings and performances, maintaining all the heart of this very special community.

Saturday 15 Oct - 12.40pm

Flame Squad

Yamba’s own fire twirling queen is an inspiration for young children, teenagers and adults alike, who join her classes to practise and execute a variety of inspiring and breath-taking performances.

Once the sun has set on Flinders Park, the Flame Squad Fire Performance Troupe emerges to set your senses alight with dazzling fire twirling, dance and pumping tunes. A truly magical moment that has audiences spellbound.

Saturday 15 Oct - 7.40pm

Uptown Speak-Easy

Uptown Cafe & Bar is hosting their 3rd 'Speak Easy', showcasing a melting pot of poets and creative writers performing spoken word across a variety of mediums including comedy, drama, erotica, opinion and music.

Headlining the evening is award-winning poet David Hallett, joined by local talents Mick Williams, Hayley Talbot and the ever-poignant Violent Crumble. And if you have a short story or poem to share, there’s an open mic slot awaiting you!

Thursday 13 Oct - 7pm

Fawlty Dogs +
Sea of Stones

Seasoned local musos, Fawlty Dogs graced last year’s festival stage with their sophisticated jazz soul rock and deep toned vocals that make for a vibe reminiscent of Tom Waits. Refreshingly original, never limited to a particular genre and encompassing chilled out lyrical ballads with jazz, latin and funk influences, there’s something for both the party crowd and the true music heads.

Catch them along with another local act Sea Of Stones on Friday 14 October at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean.

Friday 14 Oct - 7pm

Coldstream Buskers
Filling the streets with music is a given at Surfing The Coldstream Festival and on the Saturday morning, cafe dwellers will be treated to the best in local talent, including winners of our Under 18 Music Competition, in which standards were sky high! Enjoy the music and tip generously!

Saturday 15 Oct - 9.00am to 12 midday, Coldstream Street

Game of Stones

While visiting Yamba for the festival, make sure you take in this exhibition at the Yamba Museum by artist Dr John H. Jackson (aka the Rock Doctor), a previous exhibitor at the festival Art Walk. Game of Stones is an exhibition that challenges perceptions of and initiates new connections with the earth beneath our feet.

The Rock Doctor’s art prompts conversations around how decisions about our resources are made today and how they impact on the world of tomorrow, on food, water and energy. An ideal activity for the Sunday afternoon of the festival weekend.

Yamba Museum - all weekend and in the Art Walk, Saturday 15 Oct

Sahara Beck
A product of the Sunshine Coast, this prodigious performer's music is described as drawing from country, old rock'n'roll, rockabilly and soul all channelled into a righteous hot-headed face-slap of a situation. This lady has style and she's gonna knock you out!

Saturday 15 Oct - 5.55pm

Nocturnal Tapes
Hypnotic tech house, funk basslines, ethereal guitar and echo drenched vocals blended to perfection by two mates with a big local following. Nocturnal Tapes create a vibe that invites you to dance and drift through their electro dreamscap. In musical circles, it's no exaggeration to say these fellas have reached local hero status and we can't wait to be entranced by their biggest gig yet in Yamba.

Saturday 15 Oct - 6.55pm

Teddy Lewis King
Yes yes y'all we have the most eloquent, diligent, fluent rhymesayers in the form of Teddy Lewis King, a three piece Hip Hop act hailing from Lismore in the lands of the Bundjalung Nation, NSW. With smashing beats and a combination of witty and fun rhymes, their classic soul laced beats combine brilliantly with their captivating energetic delivery.

Saturday 15 Oct - 4.15pm

Joe Terror
Joe Terror is a guitarist and singer from Grafton NSW whose music has been forged in true garage band style over several hot Clarence Valley summers. Joe's four piece line up delivers explosive and emotional soul rock that takes in flavoursome American influences among the likes of Jeff Buckley and Jack White.

Saturday 15 Oct - 2.25pm

Coldstream Short
Film Festival

The gala opening event of this year’s festival takes place at Yamba Cinema. Enjoy an international selection of short films created by film-makers telling stories reflecting the quality and rich diversity of life for locals, wherever that locality may be on the planet!

The submissions process attracted an amazing 106 entries from 37 countries! The quality is extremely high and the audience will have the final say on choosing the winner of this year’s film festival laurels. Book your tickets by calling Yamba Cinema on 02 6646 3430. Tickets are priced $25 and include a drink and some very tasty nibbles. Be there from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Friday 14 Oct - 7pm

G'day Africa Drumming

G'day Africa drum workshops are designed to capture and motivate participants to undertake left and right brain development training through energetic African tribal drumming, singing and dance.

Showcasing the boombastic talents of local primary school children, these drumming sessions make for an energising and powerful experience that will leave participants feeling happy and inspired no matter what age, culture or background.

Saturday 15 Oct - 11.40am (Years 1 & 2), 12.20pm (Years 3 & 4), 1.10pm (Years 5 & 6).

Downriver School Choirs

Oodles of inspiration and months of effort culminate in this showcase of the musical talents of Clarence Valley’s primary school students, backed by local musos The Moonshiners.

Join in with your hands clapping, feet stomping and sing along to the rollicking Pirate Song chorus at the top of your voice!

Saturday 15 Oct - 2.05pm

Kids' Zone
Scoop up your kids and head over to the Kids' Zone for hours of entertainment. We have a jumping castle, craft stations where the young’uns can get creative, plus a huge tub of Lego® where imaginations can run riot!

Saturday 15 Oct - 11.30am to 4.30pm

Woven Whales

This major community art project has been bubbling away in schools across the Clarence Valley since early 2016. Conceived and coordinated by prominent local artist Pamela Denise, the project teaches and allows young people to express themselves in weaving on giant looms. The artists are students from Nymboida and Coutts Crossing Public Schools, as well as participants in the Mylife Program in Grafton, a service that supports and empowers people with a disability.


This collaborative arts project, funded by the 2016 Country Arts Support Program (CASP), spans three weeks of weaving workshops and once complete, will be installed on a cliff edge at the festival site for maximum visual impact. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to observe a whale as they look out to sea from the sloping Flinders Park.

Saturday 15 Oct - all day

Chalk To The Animals

Chalk to the Animals is a pavement art competition for people of all ages sponsored by the Caperberry Cafe. The project is inspired by Michelle Green, the artist who free hand drew the works of art on the Caperberry Cafe walls.


Drawings will consist of pavement chalk art contained in a single square metre.


Prizes including a top cash prize of $200 will be awarded to winners in three age categories: 12 and under, 18 -12 years of age, over 18. Entry is by way of a $2 charity donation to Happy Paws animal refuge.


Registration is required as there are limited spaces to be allocated. Registration forms are available at Caperberry Café or get in early by sending us a message via our contact page.

Saturday 15 Oct - 8.00am to 12 midday, Coldstream Street