The Farmer and the Owl Festival will happen in Wollongong this weekend despite the event happening in the state of incompetence, New South Wales.
The New South Wales government, led (but God knows why) by Gladys Berejiklian, makes up policy on the fly and has been fucking the music industry in doing so.
The Farmer and the Owl Festival issued the following statement today:
With only four days until Farmer and the Owl Festival lands in Wollongong, we want to reassure everyone that although the headlines (and policies) are changing by the hour …..
THE FARMER AND THE OWL FESTIVAL SHOW WILL GO ON! NO ONE WILL RAIN ON OUR INCREDIBLE MUSIC PARADE!!!
Just for fun, here is a lesson in how to stress out and rapidly age your favourite festival team ….
• Three weeks out from their event (that has taken months of meticulous planning) tell them their current license approval is no longer valid and they need to re-apply for a new license
• Classify them under the new license as a High-Risk event but do not explain why or how this will impact their event
• One and a half weeks out from their event continue to not reveal what their High-Risk classifications means or how it is going to affect them or their operating budget
• One week out from their event send them an email at 10pm on a Friday night to tell them they are no longer classified as a High-Risk event and that their original license approval has been reinstated.
If you want to get a taste of Farmer and The Owl Festival and this incredible line up, make your way to Wollongong this Saturday…. If you snooze on this one, you may find yourself having to plan a road trip to VIC or QLD to partake next year…. viva la nanny state!
Farmer and the Owl is on at McCabe Park Wollongong on Saturday 2 March 2019. The festival features Deafheaven, J Mascis, Joyce Manor, Stella Donnelly, Flint Eastwood, The Aints!, Totally Unicorn and more.