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Commonground Music Festival – celebrating the social change movement

Posted in Events by CBiggs on November 27th, 2012

30 November , 2012 3:00 pmto2 December , 2012 3:00 pm

Commonground Festival – Fri 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec 2012

After the success of the first festy in 2011, Commonground Festival is back for 2012 – its’s less than a week away! Commonground Festival is an intimate new music festival, celebrating the social change movement. It’s set on 100 acres of regenerated bushland near Tallarook, one hour north of Melbourne, and features some of Melbourne’s best bands, inspiring workshops, yummy local food and drinks and beautiful bush campsites.

On top of a great line up of music, there is a series of professional quality workshops, combined with the beautiful setting of the Commonground Conference Centre, a place soaked with the good vibes of 28 years of social change dreaming, scheming and action. The workshops are designed to inspire and challenge, and give people practical tools to make a difference. They cover themes of social justice, sustainability, activism and working collaboratively. See website for all workshop details. The event is fully organised and run by volunteers, and all funds raised support Commonground’s work to create a just, sustainable and non-violent world.

Featuring: The Woohoo Revue, Sol Nation, Neil Murray, Shaun Kirk, The Shivering Timbers, Lily and King, Eddie James and the Prowl, Nigel b Swifte, Benny Walker and Jenny Biddle.

>> Find out more about Commonground Festival or get tickets here.




Hot Diggity: Fundraising music festival for Luscombe St community garden

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 23rd, 2012

26 February , 2012
12:00 pmto8:00 pm
Source: Moreland Food Gardens Network

All Tomorrow’s Potatoes and Mountain Goat Beer proudly present Hot Diggity: a free music festival in the lush surrounds of Luscombe Street Community Garden, Brunswick.

Seven amazing bands have been handpicked to get you dancing on the grass…

  • Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs (Syd)
  • Abbie Cardwell & The Chicano Rockers
  • Mikelangeolo & The Tin Star featuring St Clare
  • Merri Creek Pickers
  • Sib & Eddie James
  • Coral Lee & The Silver Scream
  • Frank Lee Darling

There will be a brightly painted food truck plus Mountain Goat Steam Ale, Kelly Brothers cider and bike-powered smoothies on tap to wash it all down.

Sunday February 26th.  Gates swing open at midday and close up at 8pm.

Entry is completely free so bring your best friends and make a day of it. All bar profits will be used to grow the garden in coming seasons.

>> Hot Diggity on Facebook

Funk it for the Frontline/ & Reggae for the Rangers: Thin Green Line Fundraiser

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 6th, 2011

14 April , 2011
12:00 amto11:00 pm

Funk it for the Frontline/ & Reggae for the Rangers.

The Thin Green Line Foundation and Prince Bandroom proudly present a conservation fundraiser.  All profits supporting Park Rangers and the families of rangers killed on the frontline of conservation and proactive community conservation projects in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.

With special guests BOMBAS (FULL BAND), ANGEL VOICE, MAKO and many more.

Thursday 14th April 2011 Doors 8:00pm

Tickets $25.00 + booking fee available, 03 95361168, in person at all Moshtix outlets and

Tarka: Precious Music, Precious Water

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 8th, 2010

Precious Music, Precious Water promises to be a unique community music and water event. It is a call to action – we are at a crisis point and it won’t be Governments that initiate change, it will be driven by people.  In two parts, it is designed to inspire and galvanise the audience (and through accompanying media coverage, parts of the wider community) to take a more concerted action regarding a sustainable water future.

The first part consists of The World Premiere live performance of “Tarka,” an original score composed by Harry Williamson and Anthony Phillips, performed by the Whitehorse Orchestra, conducted by Gerald Keuneman with solo guitarists Harry Williamson and Doug de Vries.  The second part is a special community focus on water, Our Common Good featuring a public narrative and solo performances from well known Melbourne based artists; Ruby Hunter, Doug de Vries, Michael Johnson, Frank Jones & the Northern Voice Choir and Kavisha Mazzella.

“Tarka,” meaning ‘wandering as water’ is a delightful modern orchestral piece inspired by the natural beauty of waterways teeming with life as depicted in the classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ written by Henry Williamson.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: Green-Tix

Sample the music on YouTube

Precious Music, Precious Water is brought to you by The Boite and Spring Studio and is supported by The City of Melbourne, MECU, Emma Whiting Travel and The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.

Latin Fiesta / Solidarity Party

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 19th, 2008

Protecting our planet, defending our communities! Supporting aboriginal communities struggles against NT intervention, its time to act!

Two fantastic Latin American bands
“Santa Pacha Bendita” – The best Colombian band in Melbourne, ballads, rumba and Latin rhythms.
“Da Chos”, Eight-piece Latin band – They will keep you dancing Salsa/Reggae and Merenge all night long.
Special guest: Walter Shaw

Date: Saturday August 23rd, 7pm
Location: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Entry: Tickets Pre-sell and bookings $20, Group of 4 $60. At door $25, Solidarity $30, included a glass of wine. Not BYO – Latin Canteen and food available
Bookings: 9481 2273 – 9419 8700 – 0400 914 944

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