Here's an Idea!

The Future of Kyogle…

Reggae Carnival

Reggae music is a great unifier, bringing people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures together. Known as the world music, loved in over 190 nations, Reggae has been making waves in Australia in recent times, with sound systems- handcrafted walls of speakers acting as a mobile disco – taking the continent by storm. In the last decade, the number of sound systems has grown from 3 – one in Brisbane, one in Melbourne, one in Adelaide, to over 60 or 70 nationwide, including Lismore, with a collective following of tens of thousands. 

Many sound system events are happening in our major centres, but Kyogle has something the centres do not: space. Like the Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s biggest street party – the Kyogle Reggae Carnival is able to host many sound systems at the same time, which gives it a great edge. 

Kyogle Reggae Carnival will not only attract hundreds – thousands if we want them – of people from across Australia and the world to our region, but will also serve as a platform to engage people young and old from Kyogle shire and train them up in the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia.