Melbournians unite. Let’s come together and get real about the future. The world’s natural resources are quickly diminishing at a time when our population is growing at an equally rapid rate. Off The Grid Festival is Australia’s first solar powered, zero-waste musical and arts festival dedicated to ensuring we’re moving in the right direction.
The feeling of festival being that a sustainable future isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable, the end goal is to make Melbourne a completely self-sufficient city. And despite receiving no help from the local, state of federal governments, the organisers are intent on achieving this goal.
In addition to live music and local art enticing festival lovers there will also be a second stage, The Palimpsest, on which professions will speak, discuss and debate ways to move forward. These talks will present some of Australia’s leading environmentalists, architects, activists, entrepreneurs and foodies centre stage to have their voices heard.
Panelists include Adele Winteridge, Bronwyn Johnson, Clare Cousins, Ellen Sandell, Joost Bakker, Natalie Isaacs, Paul Gorrie, Peter Malatt, Rob Murray-Leach, Tane Hunter and Timothy Hill.
If all of the above doesn’t do it for you then how about a little bit of poetic justice? The return of the festival marks the Summer Solstice in homage to the power of the sun.
Get amongst it.
Off The Grid Festival
Words by Holly Cunneen