20th Jan - 22nd Jan 2012: A Decade of Forest Defence, festival at Lonnavale. Tasmania.
A Decade of Forest Defence
Jan 20th - 22nd, 2012
Rivers Edge Campground, Lonnavale
3 day Music and Arts Festival
The Huon Valley Environment Centre is celebrating reaching a milestone, we have turned ten years old, and this is an incredible achievement for our volunteer run, not for profit organisation. We are holding a festival between January 20th – 22nd 2012 in Southern Tasmania. There will be musicians, cabaret performances, speakers, films, workshops, bushwalks, kids space and activities, art making, a liscensed bar and food stalls. Please join us!
Jake Savona, Saritah, Barons of Tang, Monkey Marc live, Simon Delaney (NZ), Log Jam Fury, Blue Mosquitoes, Las Banditaz, Peach & the Tree, Little Bear, Dublo, Grand Master Trash, Muddy Turds, Middletones, HairyMan, Madeline, Guthrie, Tad Poedee, Wolves of Rain, Golden Orb, Gene Bob, Kellie Watkins, Barry Jones, DJ Reme', Circus Horrificus, Scarlett Jezebel, Forest Nymphettes, Sands Family Circus, Clare & Eva Hoop, HoTown Heroes, kids act Zucchini Clan & more!
Guest Speaker Senator Bob Brown
Friday night: Cabaret/Burlesque
Saturday night: Jungle Booty
Sunday night from 8pm:
Forest Riot! - Anti Chynus, Now You're Fucked, Dog Tower, Satanic Rockers, Spoonfed, Texas Mimic, Traitor, Last Measure
Gates Open 3pm Friday.
Weekend ticket (includes camping); $60
Weekend ticket - over 12's; $20
Day pass $20
Day pass - over 12's; $5
Under 12's free
Limited tickets, to book online email: huonenvironmentcentre@gmail.
The Rivers Edge Campground is set in a beautiful rural/semi bush location, nestled along the gorgeous Russell River. It is about an hours drive south of Hobart – approx 65kms. From Huonville turn right over the bridge to Judbury – about 10kms. At Judbury turn left to Lonnavale/Russell River/Denison River. Drive for approximately 7kms, turn right to Lonnavale, River's Edge Campground. Drive approximately 7kms to site. Look for signs or check google map for further information. Please drive slowly – gravel roads from Judbury, lots of wildlife.
If you intend to drink:
There will be a licensed bar onsite, so please no byo alcohol. Any money raised from the event and bar goes to the forest campaign so please do the right thing. If you intend to drink, intend to camp!
Camping and weather information:
Please bring all that you may need to be self sustainable. Weather conditions may be hot, or it could be very cold so you will need to be prepared. Bring swimmers, hats, sunscreen but also bring warm clothes and a rainjacket. Hopefully the weather will be awesome but you never can tell in Tasmania.
Are totally welcome! There will be a kids space with organised activities (although please note
that parents are required to help supervise this area and their own children), and there is also plenty of space for camping so you will be able to find a quiet zone if you need it. We are lucky to be hosting an interstate children's act called Zucchini Clan to entertain the kids and us at times throughout the festival.
There will be a first aid tent on site. Also, as there will be children on site we want to limit driving in the camping space. If you intend to leave and return to the festival, you will need to park your car in the day parking area. As there is a river nearby children MUST be supervised at all times.
Personal fires will not be permitted. Depending on fire regulations at the time, some communal fires may be available for you to enjoy. You are free to bring your own portable stoves.
Where does the money go?:
If there is any money raised from this event, after paying costs, it will be used by the Huon Valley Environment Centre to continue it's forest protection campaign. This event is 100% volunteer organised and run, and most artists have donated their time for free. By coming to this event you are supporting the work of the HVEC.
About the Huon Valley Environment Centre:
Situated in the small southern Tasmanian town of Huonville, the Huon Valley Environment Centre (HVEC) has advocated tirelessly for the protection of Southern Tasmanian forests, and in particular the Weld Valley.
For 10 years a small dedicated group of volunteers, supported by the broader community, have managed to fundraise enough money to keep the centre open. They have run an impressive grassroots campaign that brings both the beauty of the southern forests, and their destruction, into the public domain.
The HVEC runs community open days and artist field trips, information stalls, film nights, public meetings, writes reports, lobbies the government, runs an eco-shop and threatened forest wilderness gallery, runs two major community events annually – the Weld Echo Exhibition and Cygnet Herb, Health and Organic Expo, holds numerous other community events and fund-raisers, contributes to forest reference and working groups, provides media comment, and engages in non-violent direct action when necessary to highlight the ongoing destruction of Tasmania's Southern Forest.
Over the last 10 years people from all corners of the globe have visited the Weld Valley and have been inspired by the Huon Valley Environment Centre. We are calling out to all supporters, previous and present, to come and join us and be part of this important celebration for the forests and for those who fight so tirelessly for them.