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April 2017

Flood Relief Gold Passes To Splendour Up For Auction – Money To Help Flood Affected Nth NSW Communities

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Want a Gold Pass to the 2017 Splendour in the Grass event? VIP treatment, maximum karma points and all the bells and whistles? Here’s how!

A few weeks ago, the day after Splendour announced its 2017 lineup, the Northern Rivers area of NSW was devastated by flooding in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. Homes, businesses, schools and community spaces were destroyed and the emotional toll for the whole region has been immense.

While the flood waters have now subsided and the clean up is underway, the impact that this unprecedented weather event has had on communities across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires is incalculable.

Today Splendour in the Grass is announcing a fundraising initiative to assist with the recovery across the region.

“Splendour is proud to call Northern NSW home and many of our event team live and operate businesses across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires. It has been heartbreaking to see the flood damage on such a huge scale and also to hear so many stories of loss. We hope that this fundraising initiative will provide assistance to those who need it most,” said Splendour in the Grass co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

[mk_blockquote style=”quote-style” font_family=”none” text_size=”12″ align=”left”]From 9:00am Tuesday 2 May to 9:00pm Friday 5 May (AEST) 50 x special Flood Relief Gold Passes for Splendour in the Grass 2017 will be released for sale via auction on splendourinthegrass.com. These passes are not available to the general public except for this one time release.[/mk_blockquote]

A Flood Relief Gold Pass means you’ll do Splendour in the Grass 2017 in style! It includes access to Splendour’s Gold Bar (VIP vibes), Amphitheatre side of stage viewing and also the Golden View Bar, overlooking all the main stage action.

A fresh batch of Flood Relief Gold Passes to be released each morning, each with a $500 reserve. Auction winners will be advised each night.

Please note that these passes are 18+ and for the Event only. They are not transferable. You must enter your full name (as on ID) and date of birth when you bid. Onsite camping is no longer available but you can check out other accommodation options here.

Please note: There are only 50 of these Flood Relief Gold Passes available and they are not transferable. It’s a one time offer and only accessible via splendourinthegrass.com. Do not purchase tickets or passes from any other auction site. Splendour tickets include the name and date of birth of the purchaser. This is checked against your ID at the festival gates. There is NO facility in place that allows a ticket holder to change the name and date of birth on a ticket and transfer it to another person.

100% of the net proceeds raised by the auction of these 50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes will be donated to the following flood appeals.

BYRON SHIRE – MULLUMBIMBY & DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE INC.
“Times of crisis make us connect even more to our community. Businesses, council, organisations and the community become one in our actions and responses to our great challenges. I’m stoked to learn of our home grown festival and its staff adding to this response – especially for those in Byron’s north who have been hit hard and largely forgotten so far by the Federal government.  Good on ya Splendour!” Byron Shire Mayor – Simon Richardson

LISMORE CITY COUNCIL FLOOD APPEAL
“We are thrilled that Splendour in the Grass has come on board to help our flood appeal and our community,” Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.
“The level of devastation left by this flood was unprecedented and it will take weeks and months for our city and our community to recover. The Lismore Flood Appeal funds will help those worst-affected by the natural disaster to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.”

TWEED MAYOR APPEAL FUND
“100% of funds raised by the Mayor Appeal Fund will be distributed to local residents and businesses affected by the floods – there are no administration fees” said Mayor of Tweed Katie Milne.
“We will be appointing an independent Committee, who will join me and Council’s Internal Auditor, to review applications for assistance.  The priority focus will be on those people and businesses who have limited access or options to insurance claims, funding or grants and due to this are more likely to slip through the gaps.”

If you already have tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2017 but would like to make a donation you can find the information for that at splendourinthegrass.com 

THE XX • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM • ROYAL BLOOD • HAIM • SIGUR RÓS • SCHOOLBOY Q (ONLY AUS SHOW) • VANCE JOY • TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB • PEKING DUK • RL GRIME • BONOBO • FATHER JOHN MISTY • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN • TASH SULTANA • PAUL KELLY • STORMZY • KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD • GEORGE EZRA • FUTURE ISLANDS (ONLY AUS SHOW)  • BANKS • BERNARD FANNING • DUNE RATS • CUT COPY • ÁSGEIR • ALLDAY • MEG MAC • RAG‘N’BONE MAN • THUNDAMENTALS • LIL YACHTY • SAN CISCO • CLIENT LIAISON • REAL ESTATE • DAN SULTAN • VALLIS ALPS • D.D DUMBO • MAGGIE ROGERS • TOVE LO • POND • BIG SCARY • THE SMITH STREET BAND • OH WONDER • A.B. ORIGINAL • DOPE LEMON • THE KITE STRING TANGLE • YOUNG FRANCO • JULIA JACKLIN • KINGSWOOD • AMY SHARK • LUCA BRASI • THE LEMON TWIGS • VERA BLUE • SLUMBERJACK • BAD//DREEMS • BAG RAIDERS • TOPAZ JONES • MIDDLE KIDS • OCEAN GROVE • CONFIDENCE MAN • BISHOP BRIGGS • LATE NITE TUFF GUY • JULIEN BAKER • KILTER • LANY • HOCKEY DAD • KIRIN J CALLINAN • AIRLING • COSMO’S MIDNIGHT • GRETTA RAY • MOONBASE • THE PEEP TEMPEL • TORNADO WALLACE • THE MURLOCS • MALLRAT • LUKE MILLION • THE WILSON PICKERS • ROMARE • JARROW • GOOD BOY • KUREN • ONEMAN • WINSTON SURFSHIRT • SET MO • HWLS • HARVEY SUTHERLAND & BERMUDA • CC:DISCO! • ENSCHWAY • DJHMC • NITE FLEIT • ALICE IVY • WILLOW BEATS • WILLARIS. K • MOOKHI • TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNERS
PLUS… SWINDAIL • DENA AMY • ANDY GARVEY • PLANÈTE • SAM WESTON • SUPER CRUEL • CHRISTOPHER PORT • LEWIS CANCUT • KINDER
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2017
Friday 21 July, Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July
North Byron Parklands
Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung (15 mins north of Byron Bay)
splendourinthegrass.com

Much More Than A Jam, Tea Party & Superjesus Benefit Show Set To Be Unmissable Live Event

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Why Gold Coast music fans NEED to be at this show on Easter Saturday: Tea Party and Superjesus fans rejoice, you’re in for something very special this Saturday night as the two elements combine forces to support their close friend Corey De Luka in the mother of all battles against cancer.

The special-event gig, befittingly called Corey’s Jam, will showcase the best of the two bands and much more in a super show that’s already been billed one of the rarest gigs you’ll ever witness.

The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin and Jeff Burrows will be performing at the Coolangatta Hotel, Easter Saturday the 15th

Fronting the acts is the mighty Jeff Martin from Canadian lords The Tea Party and our own home-grown Sarah McLeod from Superjesus heading up the bill.

Joining Martin on stage will be none other than The Tea Party’s percussion-master Jeff Burrows and Baby Animals’ drummer Mick Skelton will be backing Sarah, along with a bevy of other acts and musicians, although there’s no doubt that the bands will rip into an all-star jam later in the night we’ve been told.

Corey, a well-loved local musician and loving father, was recently diagnosed with kidney and lung cancer. The shocking news came without warning and struck a devastating blow.

Corey’s love for music and the music community is the stuff of legend and his many friendships immediately shone through with dozens of offers to help, including that of his close friend Jeff Martin who has broken away from the middle of a Tea Party tour overseas to fly in especially for this event.

All money raised will go to assist Corey in his fight, and in particular it will help keep his family afloat as he undergoes treatment whilst being unable to work.

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Sat April 15th 2017 – Doors at 5pm
Coolangatta Hotel
Full details at www.coreysjam.com
Tickets here at OZTIX
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Corey’s love for music and the music community is the stuff of legend, and his own brand new band A World Away will be playing their debut show on the night – LiQUiFY caught up with Gold Coast music icon and Corey’s band mate, Rory Swane, on the eve of this special event.

LM: So how the hell did this epic little night come about?
RS: It came about because Corey has a really good friendship with Jeff Martin, having worked closely with him in the last couple of years, and has gotten to know Sarah (McLeod) from the joint tours they’ve done. It’s going to be an amazing night of music, but of course we’re trying to raise as much money as we can to help Corey. He owns his own business you know, and not being able to work has sort of severely hampered his financial situation. It’s also impacted the mother of his daughter and even though they are not together any more she is his business partner, so she’s lost her income too without him there to work.

Is it just going to be a little acoustic jam or is there a proper rock show on the cards?
Well, we’re definitely going to rock out, because we’re playing first and Jeff and Sarah … yeah it’s going to be a fucking epic rock show. It’s definitely not going to be tamed down by any stretch of the imagination. Sarah’s been playing stuff off her new album, Mick and Jeff had Revelator that played at Blues Fest in 2016, then obviously you’ve got Jeff and Jeff who’ve been playing together for 25 years or so. They can pull anything from the repertoire of those bands, they can play covers, they can jam and they can do whatever the hell they want, that gives them complete artistic freedom.

[mk_blockquote style=”quote-style” font_family=”none” text_size=”12″ align=”left”]”It’s going to be a fucking epic rock show. It’s definitely not going to be tamed down by any stretch of the imagination.” – Rory Swane[/mk_blockquote]

How’s Corey travelling mate? It’s a pretty gnarly thing to be facing, something we all never want to even contemplate let alone face head on …
He’s fighting a very tough battle at the moment. He’s positive though, positive he’s going to kick it. He’s currently in hospital at the moment but he’s going to be out on day-release on Saturday to try and come down for the gig. He’s doing everything he can and staying as positive as he can to kick this thing’s arse you know, which is great. It’s um, it’s not easy.

And how has the response been from the local music family and what has it shown of our own local music community?
For me, the Gold Coast music industry, like the scene and all the players and everything like that; everybody does what they can to help each other out. Whether it be as simple as lending someone an amplifier for a gig or rehearsal, or filling in for each other at gigs … in terms of local music stores and industry stuff, Alan’s Billie Hyde has given us a guitar for the auction, Fender Australia has given us an acoustic guitar to put up, everybody has come together and really helped out … so many.

 


A World Away debut this Saturday in Coolangatta, with Corey De Luka (left) – Lead Guitars, Josh Larkin – Drums, Rory Swane – Bass and Pauly Galagher – Lead Vocals

 

And you guys (A World Away), it’s been a little bit of a secret you’ve formed this band with Corey, any thoughts on this first show on Saturday? We know Corey will be doing his best to be there so this will be something very special yeah?
Everyone sort of knows that Jeff and Jeff, The Tea Party and Sarah and Mick that are playing, but we’ve kept this new band with Corey under wraps for the last year, not many people know the music we have, nobody knows what sort of style we are, not many people know about our band so, look, we’re all really proud of the EP we’ve produced, that Corey has made, and the main thing is that Corey is playing on it which is just phenomenal – some of the parts he has written have just been amazing. That’s why we wanted to have Corey’s band on the bill for tomorrow – we want people to hear what Corey has done.

As for Corey possibly even playing?
At this brief moment in time, we think he will be playing, we did have a rehearsal last week but we won’t really know until the afternoon of the gig and that’s the situation we’re in. We have to kind of just take every day as it comes you know. He really wants to play and if it means that he can’t play the whole set, maybe one song or two songs … that’s the main thing, Corey’s health is the very main priority.

Corey’s Jam – Music For Life is set to be an unmissable event for all the right reasons, and one of those shows where you know every single component is truly worth something real.

Sat April 15th – Doors at 5pm – Coolangatta Hotel, Marine Parade COOLANGATTA
Tickets HERE AT OZTIX or on the door on the night if not sold out already. Full details at www.coreysjam.com including how to donate, bid on the auctions or simply get behind this great cause.

 

Jeff Martin and Jeff Burrows from The Tea Party

 

 

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