This August 6th, 7th and 8th, we want to host a massive weekend of music for takayna, to show solidarity for those on the frontline of the fight to protect the rainforest.
Our fierce frontline activists are continuing to stand up against mining company MMG, who are determined to place a toxic, acidic heavy-metals tailing dam in the middle of ancient rainforest habitat.
We’ve had more than 50 arrests happening, and we’re now in week six of our resistance campaign against MMG.
We want to build a loud, colourful, upbeat show of solidarity across the country for these activists – to raise funds, recruit new frontline supporters, and show those dedicated activists at the frontline that we’re all right behind them.
Sign up to host a gig in your community on the 6th, 7th, or 8th of August – of any size, shape or form. You co-ordinate the artists and the venue, and we’ll provide all the campaign resources. You can find the sign up form at the bottom of this page.
While we recognise that the new COVID19 lockdown restrictions across much of Australia have put a dampener on peoples plans, we are keen to continue with this plan for areas that are able to host events. We will declare a second date, later in the year, for those states that have missed out.
Attend a gig!
We have a number of gigs planned already - check them out!
Friday 6th of August
Hobart Brewing Co, Hobart, 7pm - Acts include Little Island, Art School Bullies and Jeqa. Free entry, but limited capacity.
The Source, Sandy Bay, 2pm - An afternoon of music, spoken word and poetry, as well as soup and drinks by donation. Tickets available here.
Northcote Uniting Church, Northcote, Victoria, 7.30pm - takayna-Melbourne Performance Collective, with musicians Aurora Lumina, Faraway Trio, Peter Vadiveloo & Ria Soemardjo and dancers Tony Yap, Adam Forbes & Lynne Santos. Tickets available here.
Fern Tree Tavern, Fern Tree, 7pm - Join Meyers & McNamara and virtuoso mandolinist and all-round superstar Luke Plumb for an intimate gig at the Fern Tree Tavern. Tickets and more information available here.
Saturday 7th of August
Little Theatre, Deloraine, 6pm. Acts include Claire Anne Taylor, Daniel J Townsend, Half Way to Forth, Runaway Belles. Tickets available here.
Sunday 8th of August
Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah, 2pm. Acts include Samora Squid; Nelle Degrassi; Mave; Pat Curley; Billie, Keiran, Dom & Sorin; Morgan's Sandpit; Black Swans of Trespass; Dave Elliston's Bush Band; The DK Effect; Roz Pearson and Ipanema Dreaming; and Nadira and Friends. Tickets available here.
Lewisham Tavern, Lewisham, 3pm - Open mic, free entry.
Next Door Bar, Franklin, 2pm - Acts include Teresa Dixon; Katie Wilson; Tobias Hengeveld; Jethro Pickett; Dan Rawlins and more!!! More information available here.
Salty Dog, Kingston Beach, 2pm - Free entry, artists to be announced soon!
Surfside, Beaumaris , 12pm-6pm - Local bands, arts and crafts stall, silent auction and raffle. Acts include Brooke Banderas, Smooth Operators, Marita Mangano, Kim Imber, Alan Archer, Seakatz, Sheerwater Hounds, and Puddle Monkeys. Gold Coin donation entry, limited capacity.
Fill out the questions below to sign-up. Please note that there are a couple of questions, and each time you click 'next' the page will reload with the next question. Once you're taken to our calendar page, you can rest assured that we've received your answers!
We’ll be in touch soon after to help you organise and promote your gig!
For any questions, contact [email protected]