To our incredible friends –
We reckon Beyond Festival plays a crucial role in helping everyday people live and work for justice in Australia and around the world. It’s also the place where justice peeps come together to celebrate with some of our country’s most iconic musicians, artists and advocates.
The 2016 festival was extraordinary – with an astonishing line up, amazing community and inspiring speakers. It also rained like the world was going to end (I’m only half joking).
Because we are committed to making this festival a long-term change agent in the Australian calendar, we need to rethink a few things, and to that end the Board of Beyond Festival have made the difficult call of postponing this year’s event.
We are already assessing options and beavering away to present Beyond Festival shiny and new in 2018. Some things will change. Some things will remain. And one thing is for certain: we are going to create a space where justice can flow like a river.
On behalf of the Board of Beyond Festival
Photo creds: 1. (c) Mary Emery. 2,3,4,5. (c) Peter Karp ... See MoreSee Less
Some Thursday cheer on a dreary (Sydney) day...our mate Alan Gogoll's beautiful tune "Mulberry Mouse" just rolled past the lazy 5 MILLION views.
Come and meet the man himself this year at Beyond - Sept 29 - Oct 2.
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Super stoked to see All Our Exes Live In Texas getting the acclaim they deserve!
After an amazing performance at Beyond last year, the girls have released their album "When We Fall" and Rolling Stone have given it a four star review!
All Our Exes are hilarious, generous and super talented. Get out there and buy their record!!!
And start planning to be at Beyond 2017 (September 29 - October 2). Lots more news to come... beyondfestival.com.au ... See MoreSee Less
* A day off for those who work.
* A day that marks the declaration of sovereignty by the British (eastern Australia).
* A day where awards are presented to those Australians deemed worthy for various social, political, business and educational efforts.
* A day when many are awarded citizenship.
And it is also a day that our First Australians, the holders of our deepest stories, remember that their land was taken, their culture systematically crushed and on too many occasions their people were slaughtered.
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