Global carnival forecast looks great

NOT only does this year's Bellingen Global Carnival have an amazing line-up but the long-range weather forecast is also looking perfect.

After the deluge that flooded the final day of last year's festival, the weather is certainly something festival director Bryony Taylor is keeping an eagle eye on.

"I've been watching the weather patterns for weeks and it's looking fantastic for the long-weekend," Ms Taylor said.

"This year the festival has linked up with the 'Legends of New Orleans' Australian Tour and will be hosting two of its finest acts - Jon Cleary and the Philthy Phew as well as the Dirty Dozen Dirt Band - it's great to have such stars as part of the festival."

Ms Taylor said the indigenous component was also very strong.

"We have Leweton Women's Water Music performance, which will be a rare glimpse into an ancient tradition from Vanuatu plus Native American Indian story telling and Pitjantjatjara man Frank Yamma will be teaming up with David Bridie for a spine-tingling performance."

The festival is held over the October long-weekend, September 30 to October 2. For more information about onsite camping, accommodation, tickets and the program itself go to Global Carnival.



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