River Sounds Festival

Experience the awe-inspiring River Sounds festival, a two-day music extravaganza located in stunning Gumbaynggirr Country in Bellingen. Featuring a curated lineup showcasing renowned Australian artists alongside emerging talents and local performers. This boutique festival captivates audiences with over 50 acts across three stages.

Indulge in delectable culinary delights from diverse food vendors, peruse vibrant festival markets, and engage in art workshops. Families can delight in a dedicated play zone while youths enjoy a haven. Relax in the expansive licensed beer garden, abundant with seating for all.

River Sounds is a must for lovers of contemporay music!

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

    • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
      • Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
      • Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
      • A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
    • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
      • Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
      • Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
      • Have step free access to the conference or function room
      • Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
      • Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
      • Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
      • Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
    • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
      • Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
      • Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
    • Provides general access facilities and services for people with access needs.
      • Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
      • Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
      • Accept the Companion Card
      • Employ people with disability
      • Train your staff in disability awareness
      • Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met