Greener Pastures — CANCELLED
A new waterside music festival on the Gold Coast — with a focus on being eco-friendly.
UPDATE: MARCH 20, 2020 — Organisers have announced that Greener Pastures will no longer go ahead in 2020 "on the recommendations of the Australian government and the health authorities regarding non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people". Ticket holders will receive a full refund.
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Once, heading to the Gold Coast for a music festival meant that you were heading to Big Day Out or Summafieldayze. On Sunday, May 3, making the trip means you're going to Greener Pastures. Southeast Queensland's newest fest, it's taking over Doug Jennings Park for a day of tunes — with Hilltop Hoods, Dune Rats and Golden Features leading the bill.
From midday at the waterside spot, you'll also be listening and dancing to Chillinit, Luude, Wafia, Adrian Eagle, Clypso, Taleena and Ëmmë.
And, you'll be attending a festival that takes the "greener" part of its name seriously. Making a huge effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the fest will be banning all plastic, implementing a recycling system and encouraging the use of reusable water bottles on the day.
Run by the folks behind The Grass is Greener, it's also using its ticketing to raise money for the bushfires via the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund — add a donation to your purchase, and the fest will match it dollar for dollar up to $50,000.
Top image: Bruce via Wikimedia Commons.
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