April 28 - May 4, 2019: Issue 402


Northern Beaches Music Festival 2019 will be at Narrabeen RSL

In the last Issue before the April School Holidays break we ran the disappointing information that the 2019 Northern Beaches Music Festival had had to be cancelled due to licensing laws now imposed in NSW. 

Since then the community has rallied and the festival is back on. Paul Robertson, founder and organiser explains:

Dear friends,

It is with great joy, pleasure and gratitude that I can announce that The Northern Beaches Music Festival 2019 is back on!

This is due to the overwhelming support we have received on social media, print, television and radio and the incredibly good fortune to have garnered the support of Narrabeen RSL management and staff who have offered to stage the entire event 'as is' at their venue.

This announcement follows a number of intense meetings to nut out all of the hurdles and obstacles that we were facing. We also sincerely thank the Northern Beaches Police who have extended a generous hand in order to make this happen.  

Although there are still issues to be resolved, resourced or funded I believe that none of them are beyond our reach. 

So . . . I hope all of you musicians, supporters and volunteers are still available to take part in this great not for profit music event.

Please contact us ASAP to confirm your involvement. We would like to know this very soon so that we can finalise the program.  We understand some of you may have already made other commitments. 

A few important matters

Those of you who had been originally scheduled to perform on the Solar Stage have now been scheduled to perform acoustically (unplugged) on the Sunny Stage - a garden setting under a small marquee.  We understand that this arrangement will not suit everyone.

Attention parents & guardians: Underaged patrons are not allowed in the Sunk and Basement areas after 7pm and are required to be off the Club’s premises completely by 9pm.  Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Gofundme.com Campaign - To cover the extra costs involved in the new arrangement (extra heavy theatrical curtains & stands, extra courtesy buses and drivers etc.) we have launched a gofundme.com campaign which you can link to from the web site or the Festival’s Facebook page.

The last few days have been a truly wild and emotional ride going from disaster to resurrection - we have gone from a “bad day at black rock“ to a beautiful vista on the Northern Beaches!

It just goes to show you what people power can do.

Paul Robertson (Executive Producer)


The Northern Beaches Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit community based music festival that presents contemporary music - folk, world, blues, pop - together with international food and dance.

Date and Time
Fri 3rd May, 7:00 pm - Sun 5th May 2019, 10:00 pm
Narrabeen RSL Club
116 Nareen Parade, North Narrabeen
Tickets: $20 to $99

Program for 2019: Click on an act to view its info pages

Strangelove - performing Sunday