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Fundraiser squeezes festival line up into 4hr entertainment bonanza

The team who produce Surfing The Coldstream Festival have organized a fundraiser with a difference on Saturday 16 April from 4 to 8pm as part of PLUNGE. The back garden of Leche Café on Coldstream Street Yamba will be transformed into a mini-festival venue for the day and will feature all the usual festival features, except chemical toilets and camping! The musical line-up includes an acoustic set from local rock prodigy Joe Terror, plus a rare opportunity to sample live hip-hop courtesy of Lismore’s Teddy Lewis King. In what is likely to be a first for any live music event in Yamba, a London-based musician – Dom Coyote – has written and performed a song especially for Surfing The Coldstream Festival. A performance of the track has been filmed and will be premiered on video at the event. Topping the music bill are seasoned local musos, the Salty Dogs who graced last year’s festival stage with their sophisticated jazz soul rock and deep toned vocals that make for a vibe reminiscent of Tom Waits. Saturday 16 April is also Citizen Science Day and so in an effort to explain what Citizen Science is, there will be a light-hearted Science Quiz in which answers to questions relating to the local environment will be scored on accuracy and entertainment value. The team at Leche Café will be preparing their usual high standard tucker for sale, there will be a fully licensed bar, lucky door prizes and it might even be possible to squeeze a bit of DJing in between acts. Entry is a mere $10 on the door, with all profits going to support Surfing The Coldstream Festival on Saturday 15 October. Be sure to wear your festival hat, check your emotional baggage in at the door and let loose for an afternoon of unadulterated fun.