The annual Bangalow Music Festival, owned, operated and presented by Southern Cross Soloists, is a major event in the Australian arts calendar. Now in its 18th year, the Festival maintains a strong tradition of presenting world-class chamber music performances.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the northern New South Wales hinterland, each year the Festival brings a top line-up of classical musicians to Bangalow’s acoustically enchanting A&I Hall. Breathtaking scenery, local food artisans and world class music are all part of the Bangalow experience.
It is no wonder that audiences return year after year to experience everything the Festival has to offer. With nine concert programs carefully crafted by Artistic Director Tania Frazer, as well as community and education events, the Bangalow Music Festival has something to suit all tastes.
Dear SXS supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you, on behalf of Southern Cross Soloists, that due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the significant impacts on us and all in the Arts community, our Bangalow Music Festival will not be held this year. We will be issuing each ticketholder a full refund through StickyTickets in due course, but this process may take some time.
We will keep you updated about next year's festival and dates as soon as it is confirmed. In the meantime, please feel free to browse our Bangalow Festival page to keep up to date with future performances post COVID-19. As always, we cannot thank you enough for your support and look forward to seeing you in our audiences in the not so distant future.
TANIA FRAZER, OBOE
COVID-19 UPDATE from our
May 2, 2020
STREAMING SXS MUSIC
Situated in the hinterland of northern New South Wales, the picturesque village of Bangalow is only a 15 minute drive from Byron Bay. Take a breather between concerts to admire the Federation-era facades of the main street, which house an abundance of fabulous restaurants, cafes and art galleries, as well as clothing, homewares and antique shops.
It is Bangalow’s unique old-world charm and relaxed lifestyle that sees guests return time and time again.
With charming architectural features rarely seen in the modern era, the A&I Hall is just a five-minute walk from Byron Street. With pressed tin ceilings and walls and leadlight windows of muted antique colours, the hall evokes distant memories of a bygone era. Sitting proudly at the top of the Bangalow Showgrounds within the bustling Bangalow village, the A&I Hall has been the perfect festival venue for eighteen years.
Parking is available in the adjacent Showground and two parking spaces with disability access are available at the front of the building, with wheelchair ramps to all areas.
How do I get there?
Bangalow is approximately a two-hour drive from Brisbane, without traffic. The closest airports are Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (20 minutes), Lismore Airport (40 minutes) and Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta (45 minutes). All airports offer rental car and shuttle bus services.
Free parking can be found behind the A&I Hall and showgrounds via Market Street. Please note that 1 hour parking limits have been placed on many streets in Bangalow, check signs carefully before using on-street parking.
Bangalow A&I Hall
3 Station Street
Browse the 2019 Festival Brochure
2019 Festival Galleries
As a not-for-profit organisation, Southern Cross Soloists relies on the generosity of our wonderful supporters to make events like the Bangalow Music Festival possible. If you would like to sponsor an artist at the next Festival, please visit our Donate Page to find out how to make a secure online donation.
If you would like to partner with Bangalow Music Festival, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on (07) 3844 7260 for a confidential conversation about the options available!