If you’d like to perform at Mullum Music Festival’s 10th anniversary then get writing and enter the annual Play Mullum Songwriting Competition.

Fittingly, the theme for this year’s competition is ‘Celebration’ as Mullum Music Festival celebrates 10 years of creating musical magic this year. Entries will be shortlisted by the Mullum Music Festival team and a winner will be selected by esteemed music supervisor and publisher, Norman Parkhill.

“I was thrilled to be invited to be the judge of this year’s Play Mullum Competition,” said Norman Parkhill “I’ve been a devoted attendee and fan of Mullum Music Festival for 10 years and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the celebration.”

Each year the theme of the Play Mullum Songwriting Competition is different. Previous Play Mullum winners include Matt Henry with his song ‘The Best That They Could Do’ responding to the ‘Break-Up’ theme in 2016; Nicole Cross in 2015 for her song ‘White Walls’ that responded to the theme ‘One Day Can Change Everything’ and Dan Hannaford in 2014 for his Protest Song ‘Payday’.

So get writing and recording (a simple video recorded on a mobile phone will do) or send your already themed song in to the Play Mullum ‘Celebration’ Songwriting Competition for your chance to win a 30 min performance at the festival on Sunday 19 November and two festival passes. Entries close Friday 27 October. Bands and individuals can apply. Head to mullummusicfestival.com for full details and application forms.

Play Mullum ‘Celebration’ Songwriting Competition
Applications now open. Closing date Friday 27 October.
Details at mullummusicfestival.com

About Mullum Music Festival
The 10th annual Mullum Music Festival (16-19 November, 2017) is a family-friendly event that takes over the streets, cafes and halls of the NSW North Coast town of Mullumbimby. This year’s line-up of more than 90 acts includes Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, All Our Exes Live in Texas and Frazey Ford.

Photo – Kirra Pendergast

Kirra Pendergast is the editor of Common Ground Australia. An award winning photographer, Kirra first picked up a camera at 12yrs old. Her photography has been widely published in everything from international newspapers through to Rolling Stone Magazine (which was a major bucket list tick) Kirra is always out capturing photographs of things as varied as the immense power and beauty of the ocean, storms, and the breathtaking landscapes of Northern NSW. Kirra's photographic passion is music, portraiture and street photography. Born and raised in Byron Bay, Kirra's family has spent generations in the Northern Rivers hailing from Lismore, Tuntable Falls, Tregagle and Byron Bay. Kirra is passionate about supporting local music, creatives, the arts and local business using Common Ground as a platform to promote this place, its people and their passion.


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