Newcastle’s Scene & Heard festival reaches out to drought-hit farmers
As NSW’s drought situation worsens, Newcastle’s Scene & Heard festival (November 4) announced this morning that it was giving the farming community a helping hand.
It’s introduced A Farmers Day Out, an assistance and fundraising initiative help farmers doing it tough.
Festival organisers are giving away 100 free tickets to rural Aussies, and will also include donation tins at the event gates with all proceeds going to charity Buy A Bale.
They say that studies have shown attending live music events can reduce stress levels, and they hope A Farmers Day Out will provide a rare opportunity for some local farmers to get some much needed downtime.
Farmers and rural workers can register for the online ballot HERE before the end of September.
Recipients will be chosen at random with farmers notified in early October.
Scene & Heard are also running a Buy A Bale supporters page HERE.
Scene & Heard is held at Wickham Park, Newcastle featuring The Living End, Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Sneaky Sound System, Killing Heidi, Dallas Crane, Skunkhour and Front End Loader.
The Don’t Come Monday stage features Kid Kenobi, Groove Terminator and Goodwill.
There will also be a classic car display, vintage vinyl fair and markets, food trucks plus small batch craft brews.