May 6th & 7th, 2017 - 2ND RELEASE TICKETS ON SALE!
CROWD FUNDING FOR THE 100% COMMUNITY-OWNED RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSITION!
UNLIMITED FILTERED WEEKEND WATER PASS $5 on the door | $4 to COREM, $1 to ‘Charity Water’ to provide filtered wells for global communities in need.
ZERO WASTE festival. BYO Cups, plates and cutlery. Limited hires available. FREE wash station at our ‘Water Lilly Wash Pod’ all weekend.
Closing ceremony Sunday 6pm with Festival Director Ella Goninan and Deya Dova
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT WITH
PETER HUNT & THE HUMMIN
Peter Hunt is a singer, songwriter and trumpet player who’s music carries a depth of feeling that echoes, at times crawls, soars, or grows like a tree through the cracks in a city’s pavement or the air of open country. It is a multi-faceted being with layers that reflect a love for African, reggae and jazz and conveys a feeling of the search for and honoring of harmony and belonging. It is a musical being cultivated with his wide musical family which includes the group Kooii, his most well-known project, a group that originated from Brisbane and who’s music brings a joy to people around the globe, and especially in communities of Brisbane, the Sunny Coast and the Byron Shire where he is now based.
The Hummin is a four-piece that includes fellow soul adventurers Tom Hinchliffe on bass (also of Kooii), Trav Jenkins (of Captain Dreamboat) on guitar and drummer Sam Mitchell. Being musicians each with their own distinct way and abundance of creativity the group sails through the weaving of their joint streaming. They expound groove and vocal harmony that welcomes listeners to feel themselves in music, with it’s unfurling of a freedom and inspiration from the ground up to the sky.
Geash has been dancing the 5Rhythms since 1999 and was trained by Gabrielle Roth, the founder of 5Rhythms® to teach in 2008. Geash recently completed Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner training ~a body awareness approach to healing trauma and regulating the nervous system. Her dance floor has become a cauldron of weaving the subtleties of our experience into a tender unfurling.
Danidoo Butterfly is a wild gypsy spirit who travels the world playing music in many diverse styles and genres. She graduated from the University of WA in 2001 where she studied Performance in Classical Piano and Pedagogy. She has a passion for music as a therapy for the mind body and spirit which she incorporates into all of her compositions. Since graduating Danidoo has developed herself as a songwriter and a dynamic multi instrumentalist (vocalist, pianist, guitarist, flutist and a melodica player).
Her travels have taken her to many exotic places in Europe, Asia and Israel which inspires her compositions. She currently lives in the Byron Shire Community where she has established herself integrally for the last 15 years .
Her original music fuses classical, impressionism, folk, jazz, and gypsy progressions. Her lyrics and storytelling is empowering and enlightening, deep and thoughtful.
Danidoo is an electric woman who vulnerably opens her soul for all to see the true beauty and freedom of life.
For her LIFE is ART, an ever unfolding passionately beautiful voyage, through time and space.
MAPSTONE music brings together ancient traditions with modern music in a symbiotic merging of sound and ceremony, honouring all who have been, all who are and all who are yet to come. Mapstone have quickly emerged onto the roots music scenes in Australia, Canada and Bali. Together for just 18 months they have already shared the stage with Nahko and medicine for the people, Dustin Thomas, the Beautiful Girls, Murray Kyle and more. Mapstone have been moving the dance floor and delighting ears wherever they go, including prestigious festivals such as Woodford folk festival, Bali spirit festival and island vibe festival. Their blend of conscious roots, world, reggae, and folk music is of the heart, for the heart and from the heart. In-joy the medicine.
As a world traveller ’s Mapstone’s songs have been influenced by rich cultural and musical experiences, and their musical repertoire consists of the guitar, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonica, wooden flutes, voices, bass, ambient electric and lush harmonies Their lyrics reflect their passion and understanding for equality, freedom of speech, self reflection, relationships, and the environment, and an awakening of the human race into a peaceful and vibrant community.
Mapstone believes that music is a very potent and strong practice of creativity and purpose, and if done with awareness and intention can have a profound effect on the performer and listener. With this approach Mapstone draw’s on the moment and co-create a transformative energy through the music.
Eclectic Electric Groove with a hot n sassy 6 piece band including the infamous & (from Rapskallion) on Vocals & Guitar. Imagine a musical collaboration between Ennio Morricone, Tom Waits and a rockabilly orchestra playing Congalese soukous infused with sun-filled harmonies.
Indigenous Australian hip hop act, INDIGENOISE, brings the ancient wisdom of the old ways into the new age.
Dropping a raw and organic imprint of hip hop infused with their inspired conscious lyrics. On stage they empower the individual, standing united as indigenous youth and beyond. Dominating the mass consciousness with their gift of music, traditional ceremony and dance. INDIGENOISE represents the red, black, yellow and white people of the earth. Coedie McCarthy, Minjarrah Jarrett, Roslyn Barnett, Jannali Doncaster and Benjamin Robinson all who carry mixed ancestry.
Together they alchemise a powerful voice of ancient and contemporary culture. After a showcase performance in home town Byron Bay it didn’t take HydroFunk records a second thought to snap them up for the recording of their first album ‘Old ways New Age’ dropping mid year.
A debut festival performance at Manifest in SE QLD took the audience by storm as they powerfully brought together the worlds of traditional ceremony and contemporary hip hop. The high vibration message and music of this young crew is creating an exciting future wherever they show up to drop their magic.
Future Elders, 5 piece live jam band inspires diving into a dance with Spirit. Lacing ancient didgeridoo tribal rhythms and psychedelic free form grooves with transcendental violin. They deliver a full power ecstatic dance experience, every song a journey into the moment. Led by Indigenous Australian Didgeridoo Healer, Eshua Bolton, this multicultural band bridges worlds and delivers a message of global unity in a celebration of our inter-connectedness with Mother Earth.
Thomas Keily – Lyrical and flair-rich inflammatory speeches. Spoken word. One man and a mic.
Thomas is an economist by training a poet by calling. 6 years at the RBA, 5 years at a radical theatre troupe in Newcastle, and 3 years with a Sufi community in Turkey create a chaotic confusion in Thomas’ being, but love is always the call his poetry answers to.
SYREN’S album’s popular title track ‘ A Feather To The Sea’ has attracted national attention and accolades, including a Northern Territory music award 2014 for ‘best pop’ song. Like her namesake, Syren’s enchanting voice and music lures listeners and takes them on a mystical journey of sight and sound. The Darwin-based singer / songwriter’s unique sound is a blend of dreamy vocals, textured electronic instrumentation delivered with trip step rhythm and bass. Her five track debut EP ‘A Feather To The Sea’, mixed by Benjamin Last at Reel Spirit Studios, was released in summer 2013 and quickly saw the talented musician amass a loyal fan base. Syren’s growing notoriety as a soulful songstress and composer with a gift for blending organic and electronic sounds has seen her invited to music and art festivals around Australia, including Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Wide Open Spaces, Strawberry Fields and Regrowth Festival Sydney. The multi-talented musician has created award-winning soundtracks for short films, theatre and dance performances and has produced and engineered numerous albums in Australia. Syren is an activist and advocate for social change for the advancement of the earth and all living beings.
From a life rich in musical pilgrimage, comes the auditory download of Murray Kyle.
Hailing from the visionary town of Uki, this mystic troubadour has built a dedicated international fan base from 15 years of grass roots touring all over the world. His live performances of heart medicine and Earth honouring songs, successfully blend conscious lyrics and authentic intention with a well produced sound. The inner world of this profound artist comes alive on stage spanning Shamanic Soul, Conscious Roots, World, and Sacred Music genres.
Multi dimensional songstress KATIA blends a unique flavor of Soul Funk Reggae Roots World fusion.
Weaving magic within the tapestry of words and music in the intention to Empower, Inspire, Motivate, Elevate and powerfully reinforce the deeper connection to the self and all things.
Full POWAH Soulful Earth Mama vocals with a lush honey like undertone melting into a unique flavour of Soul Funk Reggae Roots Jazz Hiphop RnB World fusion.
and many more to come…
Renew Fest 2017Entertainment | May 6 & 7
Renew Fest 2017Entertainment | May 6 & 7
Two days of music, performance, spoken word and creative arts to inspire the renewal in you, our community and our earth….
Line-up soon to be announced