Peats Ridge Festival, the First major Festival in Australia to run completely on Renewable Energy will take place Saturday 29th December 2007 to Tuesday 1st January 2008.
Peats Ridge Festival is four days of festival bliss in the gorgeous Glenworth Valley, only 1 hour drive north of Sydney. The only festival in Australia where you can combine swimming, riverside camping, rainforest walks and horse riding whilst being surrounded by abundant wildlife.
Peats Ridge Festival will feature over 400 bands on 15 stages, 180 Artists incorporating art and site installations, education around living sustainably, an array of workshops, markets & food stalls, the Human Rights Film Festival an open-air cinema, healing areas, an indigenous Board space, a Children’s Festival, theatrical performances and more discussions around living sustainably.
The music for this year sees a diverse mixture of local, national and international talent, to grace the floor of the festival’s 15 stages. From world music, through to blues, jazz, hip hop, roots and dub, contemporary and chilled beats, the Festival presents an eclectic mix of music, which is perfect for lazing by the river or dancing under the stars.
A taste of the line up:
De La Soul / Sarah Blasko / The Audreys / Neville Staple Specials With Special Guest Ranking Roger Charley (The Beat) / Expatriate / Jeff Lang / Katie Noonan / That One Guy / Hermitude / Regurgitator / Hawksley Workman / Kid Confucius / Ed Kuepper & the Kowalski Collective / Joe Tawadros / Tete / Buck 65 / Darren Hanlon / Unkle Ho / Holly Throsby / The Nomad / Endorphin / Sola Rosa featuring Spikey Tee / Martinez / Entropic / Old Man River / Steve Poltz / Bertie Blackman / CW Stoneking / iOTA & The Beauty Queens / Coda / Chris Kayana Gudu / The Fumes / Eugene Hideaway Bridges / Mick Hart / Front End Loader / Fourplay / Oka / Dead Letter Chorus / Chris Wilson / Dan Sultan / Wild Marmalade. And over 360 more bands still to come.
The Peats Ridge Festival aims to promote sustainability through the festival medium and offers discussions around living sustainably. In its fourth year, the festival features the Eco-Living Stage presented in association with the University of NSW, and will provide workshops and information on ways to live more sustainably. The Peats Ridge Festival was the first major event in Australia to run entirely on bio-diesel and renewable energy resources, and features many ground-breaking sustainable initiatives. The festival location is 69 Cooks Road Glenworth Valley, Peats Ridge, NS.
Third and final release tickets are on sale now. First and second round ticket allocations have now all sold. Third and final release tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $260 for an Adult Festival Season Pass up to $575 for a full Family Festival Season Pass. Day tickets start at $70 for an Adult Friday Day Pass and up to $170 for a Saturday full Family Day Pass. All Children under 12 have free entry to the Festival and to encourage people to relax in the valley’s beautiful surrounds no single one day tickets will be available for New Years Eve. Camping is included in the ticket price with the exception of, except for 28 December. Tents are not provided.
Lifetime memberships, with future, first ticket options, are on offer to people who have attended the Festival over the past 3 years. To sign up go to www.peatsridgefestival.com.au. A limited number of early bird camping tickets for Friday 28 December are available at a cost of $25.
To purchase tickets simply go to the Festival website www.peatsridgefestival.com.au.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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