Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

What You Need: INXS Museum; Band Manager Says It Could Be in Ballina

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

What You Need: INXS Museum; Band Manager Says It Could Be in Ballina

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Byline: Claudia Jambor claudia.jambor@northernstar.com.au

KNOWN for its pristine coastline and the Big Prawn, could Ballina also become known as the home of Australian rock band INXS?

The North Coast town is in the mix along with a variety of locations around the country and the world to determine where the internationally-acclaimed group could build a museum to house its 40 years of music archives.

INXS manager Chris Murphy, who lives in Ballina Shire, hinted the museum's located could be announced soon.

He told The Northern Star the search for the most suitable location for what would be "the first purpose-built music museum in the world" began about two years ago.

Murphy, who has lived in Ballina Shire for two years, said having the museum in his new home town could put Ballina and the Northern Rivers on the map.

"It would be great if it could be in Ballina, but there are lots of bridges to cross yet," Mr Murphy said.

"Having the support of the community means every- thing to me. …

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