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All The Best Moments From Bangers On The Green 2023

22 June 2023 | 2:57 pm | Staff Writer

Last Sunday, the inaugural Bangers on the Green went off with a bang at the Shaws Bay Hotel, East Ballina

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Bangers on the Green (Credit: James Adams)

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An absolutely glorious winters day of perfect north coast sunshine greeted music lovers to one of the very best Aussie lineups to be gathered in one afternoon while punters enjoyed a classic pub feed and cold beverage overlooking the Ballina River.

Sweetie opened the proceedings with an energetic set of punk rock'n'roll, then blending into beautifully moody performances from Siobhan Cotchin, Luke Morris and Workhorse.

Just on dusk, Gimmy and the Spring Rollers took it up a notch with a dazzling show that got the crowd up and about. The Peep Tempel former frontman Blake Scott delivered the rousing performance of the day that had the crowd totally mesmerised while the sun finally set at the Shaws Bay Hotel.

The "Tell Your Friends You Love Them" theme of the day by Childe Eyewear had the crowd finding new best friends with matching wrist bands to win LOVE YOU emblazoned sunglasses to encourage more open love and support between mates. Punters literally yelling their numbers out through the crowd to find their new best mates, the evening was certainly soaked in a whole lot of love all around.

Amidst trees glittering with fairy lights, Nice Biscuit turned up the psychedelic vibes, hypnotising the crowd in a dreamy splendour. Punters then bustled over to the main stage for Floodlights who truly set the evening alight. Closing out the night was The Rions with a fair share of boogying along to their new track Scary Movies and crowd-hit covers of ABBA and Kings of Leon.

Hometown Artists and Bangers Event organiser Mark Haughton said, "The vibe was just incredible and people were so stoked to see this dynamic and diverse line up all come together on the one afternoon. The tell your friends you love them theme added a really great and authentic comraderie to the day too. Overall we definitely proved the Bangers concept and highlighted what a brilliant venue the Shaws Bay Hotel is for future live music by the sea in East Ballina.”

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Stay tuned for Hometown Artists Management to deliver more epic Bangers on the Green around the north coast region over the coming months.