May 6th & 7th, 2017 - 2ND RELEASE TICKETS ON SALE!


James Blyth

James is an urban farmer and civil engineer who co-ordinates a backyard based urban farming project in Brisbane called Forkhay City Farms. He crowdfunded the money to kickstart the project in 2016 by riding a bicycle solo from Brisbane to Hobart dressed as a carrot,...

Dr Rob Passey

Rob Passey lives in Federal and works at the University of NSW as well as the consultancy ITP Renewables, the Australian PV Institute, and, most importantly, does volunteer work with COREM! He has been inspired by the potential for the area to be a world-leader in...

Zana Wright

Zana Wright is an architect / maker. She has lead the design & construction of various bamboo public art structures commissioned by cultural events including Vivid Sydney & Falls Festival, as well as bamboo earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal. She has...

Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt is a singer, songwriter and trumpet player who’s music carries a depth of feeling that echoes, at times crawls, soars, or grows like a tree through the cracks in a city’s pavement or the air of open country.  It is a multi-faceted being with layers that...

Future Elders

Future Elders, 5 piece live jam band inspires diving into a dance with Spirit. Lacing ancient didgeridoo tribal rhythms and psychedelic free form grooves with transcendental violin. They deliver a full power ecstatic dance experience, every song a journey into the...

Sequioa Krop

Sequoia works in service to women and the Goddess. As a Teacher with the School of Shamanic Womancraft she brings her presence and skills to witnessing and supporting transformation. She is a writer, a doula, a Shamanic witch, a blood priestess and energetic healer,...

Denise Love

Working on myself and others who sought my thoughts and knowledge, medicine mixed with the power of the mind, I became intensely interested in the way we enter the world, the way our lives unfold (intentionally or by accident) and how we leave the earth. I am...

Geash Bowler

Geash has been dancing the 5Rhythms since 1999 and was trained by Gabrielle Roth, the founder of 5Rhythms® to teach in 2008. She has taught classes and workshops in Scotland, Vanuatu and New Zealand. Geash is a qualified yoga teacher. She has completed Donna Farhi’s...

UNLIMITED FILTERED WEEKEND WATER PASS $5 on the door | $4 to COREM, $1 to 'Charity Water' to provide filtered wells for global communities in need. Courtesy of We-Refill.
ZERO WASTE festival. BYO Cups, plates and cutlery. Limited hires available. FREE wash station at our 'Water Lilly Wash Pod' all weekend.

“I am heartened that RenewFest is the first festival of its kind to recognise child-rearing as a pivotal driver of social destiny, and to make this a centerpiece of its evolutionary agenda. I am so proud and privileged to be a part of this initiative.”


RENEW FEST is a celebration of sustainable change in ACTION happening Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017 in Mullumbimby, Byron Shire, NSW.

Set under magnificent fig trees in the lush foothills of Mt Chincogan, this community collaboration brings together an inspiring collection of hearts and minds to showcase cellular intelligence for sustainable futures. Feeding your heart and mind Renew Fest will ripen your world.

Renew Fest, seeded by COREM, is the start of a potent movement to renew many facets of our communities livelihood and this beautiful earth. With your support it has grown into a 2 day lived experience festival of sustainability in May 2017.

We together can create the future our children and the next 7 generations deserve.

It is our collective and individual responsibility, to tend to and preserve the world in which we all live. ~ Dalai Lama

RENEW FEST is a 100% drug and alcohol free festival.

RENEW FEST is a ZERO WASTE festival. 

Please bring your own cups, plates & utensils. Free wash station available throughout the festival.


Robin Grille (Australia)

Visionary, Psychologist, Internationally acclaimed Author, Parenting Educator, Peace Advocate, Facilitator, Lecturer. Read more.

Helena Norberg-Hodge (Australia)

Visionary, Founder and Director of Local Futures / International Alliance for Localisation / Global Village Network, Alternative Nobel Prize Winner, Goi Peace Prize, Author. Read more.

Lesley Hughes (Australia)

Distinguished Professor of Biology, Former federal Climate Commissioner, Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia, Director for WWF Australia, Director of the Biodiversity Node for the NSW Adaptation Hub, Advisory committee for Future Earth Australia. Read more.

Robert Pekin (Australia)

Executive Director Food Connect Foundation, Driver of New Creative Food Economies, Director of Open Food Web Foundation, Farming System Consultant Read more.

Anja Lyngbaek (Denmark)

Rural Resource Management and Agroforestry Expert, International Localisation Advocate, Educator, Facilitator, Change Agent. Read more.

Dan Schreiber (Australia)

Gardener, visionary, father, inspirational storyteller, speaker, lecturer and Creative Director of Starseed Gardens. Read more.

Alejandro Lopez-Musalem (Mexico)

International NGO Director, Tropical Agroforesty Expert, Farmer, Educator, International Speaker. Read more.

and many more…

Zan Boag (Byron Shire)
presents Amusing Ourselves to Death

There’s little doubt that the media – from traditional to social media – influences who we are, how we think, and what we discuss. Simply put, it defines which topics and ideas are most important to us. However the problem is not simply that it influences us, but how we are influenced – and how much. Read more

Zan Boag is Editor of New Philosopher and Editorial Director of Womankind magazine. Ethics Coordinator with Primary Ethics, helping promote critical thinking skills in children from a young age Read more.


A festival focused on the future of our sustainable world.


Rob Passey (Byron Shire)

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Australia. Board Representative COREM. Read more.

Sequoia Krop (Australia)

Writer, doula, Shamanic witch, a blood priestess and energetic healer. Read more.

Judy Atkinson (Australia)

Human Rights and Mental Health Expert, Researcher, Writer,  Advisor, Director, Indigenous Rights Advocate, International Award Winner. Read more.

Jaiia Cerff (Byron Shire)

Youth Leader, NGO Youth Leader for COP21 UN Conference, Earth Guardians International Representative, Change Agent, Musician, Speaker. Read more.

Cameron Nuttall

Local and global youth activist, gratitude advocate, nature lover. Read more.


Amanda Cahill (Brisbane)

Director and Founder of the Centre for Social Change, International Advocate for Community Development, Enterprise development, Health promotion, Climate change adaptation. Read more.

Denise Love (Australia)

International NGO Director, International Doula Trainer, Death Doula, Undisturbed Birth Advocate, Registered Nurse. Read more.

Steve Harris (Byron Shire)

CEO of Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer, Enova Energy, Community Advocate, Business Planner, Strategist. Read more.

Joel Orchard (Byron Shire)

President of Mullum S.E.E.D, Found of Future Feeders & Byron Fair Food, new school farmer, food systems activist, passionate advocate for young farmers and local agricultural industry networker. Read more.

This is a family friendly event. Under 16 years of age are welcome free of charge.

Ticket prices are low to allow you to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign. With everyone contributing to the generosity which imbues the whole festival we stand committed to the sustainable transition of our area and climate action at large. We highly value your contribution. Crowdfunding campaign launches March 1.