News December 11, 2017

Falls acts offering limited edition T-shirts for charity

Falls acts offering limited edition T-shirts for charity

Falls Festival is partnering with Your Choice to expand the wardrobes of patrons and offering limited edition collectors’ item T-shirts featuring Falls acts Flume, Dune Rats, The Smith Street Band, Ecca Vandal and Angus & Julia Stone.

Proceeds will go to charities and causes of the artists’ choice.

Flume chose Greenpeace, Dune Rats thought of Support Act Ltd, The Smith Street Band are supporting AIME, Ecca Vandal’s choice is the Asylum Seeker Resource Center, Falls to Lifeline Australia and the Stone siblings to Heartfelt Homes.

The artists had this to say:

Dune Rats: “Having a fucking blast and doing the right thing is what Dunies is all about.

“We love music and think everyone should be able to enjoy a mosh pit / show just as much as we do, so we are stoked to be a part of this awesome campaign and have a blast with everyone at this year’s Falls Festival.”

Ecca Vandal: “So great to be a part of a campaign that helps us be aware of people around us when we’re out there cutting sick in the pit.

“I wanted to choose Asylum Seeker Resource Centre which also helps us be aware of lives, just like you and me, who are displaced, seeking safety and fighting for basic human rights.

“Look out for one another!!! We can all have a better time together on this planet if we do!! Let’s make this the best Falls Festival yet!”

Smith Street Band: “Sharni Fry, a young Kamilaroi woman and Year 10 student at Evans River High in Lismore has been involved with AIME for the last couple of years.

“In 2016, Sharni participated in art workshops as part of the AIME program where she created this piece, telling the story of Australia’s Indigenous people reaching out to find fresh water.

“Through her experience at AIME, Sharni has been learning more about her culture and identity. When she’s finished school, she hopes to teach in areas where kids need it most around Australia and one day, the world!”

Julia Stone: “The ladies at Heartfelt Homes are such beautiful women.

“Based in Lennox Head in the Northern Rivers of NSW they are doing the amazing job helping regional, rural and remote families find housing while loved ones are admitted to hospitals far from home.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring awareness and some much-needed funding to this charity.”

Your Choice will be onsite at Falls, working with the festival and the audience to create a positive and safe culture, and to remind patrons to be aware of their behaviours and how they might impact others.

To connect with people and organisations that that guide and advise you, head to the official website.

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