THE best of the Illawarra’s musical and performing talent will be donating their time and tunes to a fundraising event this Saturday, for the ongoing campaign to stop coal seam gas (CSG) mining.
Celebrated TED X darlings The Glamma Rays, the immensely talented Carrie Phillis and The Downtown Three and reggae wunderkinds Alotta Presha are just some of the performers at the all-day event at the Wollongong City Diggers on Saturday April 14.
They’ll be joined by Local Blues artist Big Earle, the Wil Massey Band and Justin Frew’s Loose Intentions amongst others, to raise much needed funds and to keep the spotlight firmly on the divisive and destructive practice of coal seam gas mining.
Starting at midday and rocking until late, circus performers will join musicians and dancers for an early all-ages gig that will continue on until late in the evening for the older folk.
This years’ all-day festival at the Wollongong City Diggers follows the hugely successful music and art gig held at Bulli Heritage Hotel last year.
Thousands of residents have been putting their voices and financial support behind the Stop CSG Illawarra campaign to raise awareness about the practice, and the Illawarra community is regarded as one of the most organised and vocal opponents of coal seam gas mining in the country.
Stop CSG Illawarra is calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas mining until the outcome of a Royal Commission and a ban on ‘fracking’.