Ethos

​​​​​​Nimbin Roots Festival was born from the concept of wanting to provide original, raw roots music and art to an audience that acknowledges and appreciates the need for a sustainable artistic future without adopting the usual ' star'  mentality.  allowing new music and art to be born  for the sake of musicians, artists and the community.  An affordable, sustainable festival  for the people. 

We believe that roots music encompasses genres such as Old Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Folk Rock, Australiana and world music.

Starting in various venues on Friday afternoon and then with an opening concert on Friday night with performances from local Bunjalung dancers and very special guests, the rest of the festival will then be Set in various venues and open outdoor areas, with the festival being wrapped up on Sunday evening by the Australian Roots Music Awards.  

Over 60 of the finest roots music acts from all over australia  will perform in various venues throughout the town of Nimbin on the far north coast of nsw.   We feel that tNimbin, being counter cultural capital of australia and with it's amazing natural landscape,  is the perfect place to promote sustainability within the arts  and environment.

 We are heading towards a sustainable future with Nimbin Roots festival by incorporating solar powered venues and stages. We promote simple  living and raw entertainment with All of the venues within walking distance from each other.  Nimbin town is the centre of attention and we encourage you to explore the colourful and diverse shops within the village and interact with the open minded locals.

We invite visual artists to display their work in our festival art gallery aswell as art installations and themed camping that can be viewed and interacted with throughout the festival Venues. 

We will provide what we are calling our abundance village space, where you can come and participate in various workshop, classes and discussions including permaculture, philosophy, hemp, yoga, live art, weaving, body art, poetry, bellydance and kids space.

There will also be a dedicated nimbin community market area with up to 30 diverse and colourful  stalls and the aquarius stage - a dedicated  Nimbin locals music  stage for you to discover the unique, diverse local music talent. 

We believe it is essential that new, original music and art is born. we have a strong ethos that encourages new and original music to be appreciated throughout the 3 days and understand that coming away from a festival with a bunch of quality new music is one of the best bits! We have no 'headline' acts at Nimbin Roots festival and all artists are treated equally.