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‘Vivid’ is a light and entertainment festival run over 17 days in Sydney which, last year attracted half a million people to the city, enhancing community spirit and supporting business and trade operators.
On 8 April this year North Sydney Council agreed to fund the expansion of the Vivid festival to include North Sydney with a $100,000 contribution in 2013 to the over-$1million contribution being made by Destination NSW to this development. Expanding ‘Vivid’ to North Sydney would bring an estimated 350,000 visitors to our shores – to our cafes and restaurants, to Luna Park , our art galleries, small businesses one and all, and bring great economic benefit and much needed ‘life’ back to our region, especially important in the colder months and outside business hours.
Last Monday 15th April at an Extraordinary meeting, the Council rescinded this decision, denying any funding and thereby any potential for economic benefit in North Sydney. We were at the meeting and heard all the arguments as to why the Council should not participate, however, there are many better reasons for this project to be supported.
North Sydney Chamber of Commerce has written an open letter to the Councillors explaining why we think they should support Vivid – and now we are asking for your support. We believe that businesses in North Sydney LGA have been ignored for too long and that it is time that we stand up and demand to be heard.
The North Sydney Chamber of Commerce is absolutely apolitical about this – we only want the best for business in North Sydney LGA and international events such as Vivid are about much needed economic stimulation. We hope we can count on your support.
And Vivid is just the beginning - we need more and more activities of this nature and we need to tell that to Council!
If you would like Council to be more supportive of business and listen to us when we ask to be heard, please sign this petition. Time its tight for this project as we would like to present this petition to Council on Monday, so please don’t delay – and please pass this on to your business colleagues.
This year it was announced that Vans Warped Tour would be returning to Australia and will not be coming to Perth. As we get Soundwave and completely sell out tickets for Perth Soundwave I see no reason for us to miss out on another popular festival with similar music.
"Soundwave boss AJ Maddah will team up with Warped founder Kevin Lyman to bring the festival back to Australia and has confirmed that the tour will travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and a couple of regional centers on the east coast. Perth will not be on the schedule."( - http://www.fasterlouder.com.au ) This is ridiculous. As the manager of Soundwave he should see Perth as a potential market and we need to show him we want the festival as much as the festival wants us.
The festival came to Australia for the first time in 1998 and never came to Perth either. Its time for a change! Grab your keyboards and lets show the Perth music scene isn't as weak as they perceive.
“THIS IS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE”
We understand the decision not to grant the POPE permit was due solely to concerns for the safety of all who gather for the festival. We as a community understand the concerns and the need for the Shire Council and Emergency Services to have strict guidelines, as we live in an extremely precarious and volatile area with potential Environmental hazards, particularly during the hottest and driest time of the year.
But we also believe that there are a number of factors that need to be carefully considered when making such a major decision with only 9 days remaining prior to the commencement of this annual event.
Rainbow Serpent Festival is the home thousands of people each year return to without fail, celebrating the past year and celebrating the coming year with old and new friends alike. The gathering has grown over its 15 years of existence, developing a framework where a cross cultural exchange between a wide spectrum of social demographics can occur.
Rainbow Serpent Festival generates a very significant amount of revenue for the surrounding local communities, as well as for the community that comes together to make Rainbow Serpent Festival one of the most highly regarded Music and Lifestyle Festivals in World.
Amongst the estimated 15,000 people who will come together for Rainbow Serpent Festival 2013 there is a large proportion of performers, musicians, artists, caterers, audio visual experts amongst a plethora of others who are reliant upon this gathering occurring each year for their financial livelihood.
It will be a complete travesty if an amicable resolution cannot be reached. Such an impasse will most likely signify the end of an important economic and cultural event.
WE THE PEOPLE LOVE AND ADORE OUR RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL!
For citizens of South FL, the closest Christian music festivals there have ever been are Rock the Universe at Universal Orlando and Night of Joy at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
There are too many fests that are completely out-of-state, including Sonshine Fest in Minnesota, Alive Fest in Ohio, and Uprise Fest in Pennsylvania.
Kana have had a lot of concerts in Europe, because she really loves her fans.
If she knew about her Romanian fans, she would probably think to come to Romania.
If we get enough signatures, I will send her the petition. Our purpose is to bring her in Romania at Otaku 2013.
Local Sonoma County events have been reduce greatly in the recent years and we would like to help establish a yearly festival that will give to the community and everyone whom participates in the event.
Our thoughts/desire concerning this event include showcasing local talent in order to inspire collaboration and teamwork of up and coming production teams to give back to the music community and the people involved. In additional to help all those involved we would like to take a percentage of all proceeds obtained from the event and distribute it into the local economy such as the schools and social assistance programs.
We want to better our community and combining the local talent will help to bring about additional opportunities for everyone involved in the event. Whether it be new connections, new associates, additional tourism and external revenue can be brought into our local economy. This will help to assist each member involved as well as every in the local area.
I'm starting off this petition as a huge and epic request not just from a huge metallica fan but a fan of metal. I run and organise a rock/metal night at DeBees Music Bar in a small town of Winsford, Cheshire, UK and i am opening up this offer to James, Lars, Kirk and Robert to play this venue before taking the stage at the Download Festival, Donington, UK.
You may have heard this from thousands of fans from around the world but at least acknoledge this petition to say yay or nay, i don't have much money but will do ANYTHING to make this happen, so please respone to the e-mail address and will give more info on request.
Petition calling on Boris Johnson to withdraw his invitation to The Mayor's Thames Festival.
We the undersigned call on the Mayor of London to withdraw the invitation to David Starkey to speak as part of the Mayor's Thames Festival.
In a discussion about the riots this summer on BBC Newsnight, David Starkey used race-based terminology to explain the riots, claiming '"What has happened is that the substantial section of the chavs that you wrote about have become black. The whites have become black. A particular sort of violent, destructive, nihilistic gangster culture has become the fashion,"'. He also claimed Jamaican Patois has ''been intruded in England...so many of us have this sense of literally a foreign country''. Comments encouraging the idea that black people and black culture lie at the root of the issues leading to the riots can only whip up racism and prejudice.
The Newsnight discussion then turned to the Mark Duggan protest. When Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, responded to Starkey saying that both white and black youth were involved in the riots, he contended that "it started as a black protest about the killing of a black man". When Owen Jones, another guest on the show, pointed out this was a peaceful protest about the shooting of Mark Duggan, and could not be held responsible for the riots, Starkey replied "it very quickly ceased to be peaceful". Quite apart from their race-bias, these comments are hurtful to the family of Mark Duggan, and also ignore the fact that the family strongly condemned violence of the riots.
The true spirit of London is not reflected in comments like these, but in the clean-up operations when people came together from all communities to repair the damage.
It is offensive and insensitive to give David Starkey a platform at the Mayor's Thames festival. Starkey's comments triggered thousands of complaints and have caused deep offence.
I think that it is unfair that the biggest names in music come to Australia, and your biggest fans are not allowed to come and watch!
As these grounds have been the host for countless events, such as The Big Day Out, Good Vibrations The Iconic Gold Coast Show and many more.
The local council is planning on shutting down these grounds to make room for a housing development
2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It is one of the largest and most successful film festivals in the UK, with annual attendances of 28,000, and one of the UK’s most significant LGBT cultural events.
During this time the festival has played a vital cultural role, bringing audiences together to debate and discuss an extraordinary diversity of important work. It provides a space and platform for emerging talent, for provocative and political films, for innovation. Very little of this filmmaking can be seen in the UK outside of the festival. The BFI is to be congratulated for 25 years of commitment.
However, this year’s festival will be a shadow of its former self, with a radically cut-down programme of 6 days, rather than 14 and a substantial reduction of the activities and facilities that have made it an internationally acclaimed event. Of particular concern is the loss of the annual tour of festival highlights that ensured that the festival was enjoyed by audiences across the UK.
With 15% cuts to funding as a result of the government’s spending review, the BFI is necessarily having to tighten its belt. As such it’s understandable that some cuts need to be made to its activities. However, we are deeply concerned that the substantial cuts WELL ABOVE 15% to the 2011 festival will hinder this year's success and are a move towards the BFI severing its responsibilities for the event. Few festivals thrive - or indeed survive - without the support and commitment of a major cultural body. If the BFI was to drop the LLGFF we fear for its future.
Furthermore, we understand that the BFI will reviewing the future of the festival in April after the 2011 event and we urge Amanda Nevill (firstname.lastname@example.org) Greg Dyke (email@example.com) and Board of Governors at BFI, Ed Vaizey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Boris Johnson (email@example.com) to ensure that:
The BFI commits to organising and hosting the annual LLGFF as an integral part of its cultural programme.
The BFI commits to ensure that the festival reaches out to audiences across the UK through a tour of cinemas or by making films available through its online platforms.
The BFI explores ways to reduce expenditure while maintaining the integrity of the festival’s programme, and in particular safeguards such vital elements as length of programme, pay for the festival curators, some industry services, and a budget to help filmmakers attend the Festival to present their work.
The BFI explores new avenues for support from individual donors.
The BFI considers the impact on its own membership base (25% of BFI members book tickets for the LLGFF) if it was to drop the festival.
Just a display of the public interest of the upcoming music festival in Upwey after denied council permission.
The idea of a Minneapolis 30yr Music Tribute has been receiving a positive reaction by many fans all over the United States as well as positive feedback from other countries.
It's a tribute to such artist as Prince and the Revolution, Sheila E., The Time, Mazarati, Madhouse, The Family, Vanity 6, Appollonia 6 and more!
HAPPY HIGH HERBS at WoodFord & BDO.
Did You Know that the Happy High Herbs market stall was rejected from the Woodford Folk Festival this year?
We are as disappointed and shocked as you are!!!
In fact, Woodford was one of the birthing places for us, and we will be sorely missed by all the Folk at the Folk Festival, including the performers, workers, security guards, festival goers, mums and lovers!
What is more, we have also been refused from participating at the Big Days Out around Australia.. a real shame!
So many of the good folk at Woodford and Big Day Out have relied on Happy High Herbs to energise, relax, soothe, heal, excite and party over the years, that it is a real tragedy we won't be there this year.
If your Woodford or BDO experience has ever been enhanced by Happy High Herbs, or you think that our ongoing presence at festivals around Australia provides an important service, please sign our petition below:
16. Stop Gadimai
Can you picture 7,000 young buffaloes being rounded up and killed by a thousand drunk men carrying large knives? A festival where 200,000 animals are killed to please a goddess?
This is exactly what -if nothing is done- will happen from November 24, 2009, onwards in Nepal. The Gadimai Festival in Bariyarpur, Bara District, is held each 5 years. The mass sacrifice turns the entire area into a marshy land of blood. The Animal Welfare Network Nepal together with Anti-sacrifice Alliance want to end this bloody, cruel practice.
For more information go to Worship Without Cruelty at http://animalnepal.org/campaigns_wwc.htm
Volcaloid & Volcaloid2 Character Vocal series is a music program. They have made videos with this music. There is one song in particular, "Festival of Asyum" that I am targeting.
rockgeek has shut down all the fmc threads does a brillian job at modding and gives up a substantial amount of time just to help people use the forum
In light of this rockgeek should be given a ticket to SonisphereQ
WA’s biggest rock music festival is in doubt only weeks before its scheduled date after Claremont Town Council refused an application last week for Big Day Out to be held at the Claremont Showground.
To The Gerry Corporation:
Five hundred thousand young Americans attended the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel New York. The fortieth anniversary of this epic event is fast approaching.
Christopher Cole has written a first hand account of the impact of this event on the heart and minds of an entire generation in his novel entitled "The Closer's Song".
It is appropriate that his work should be enshrined at the Museum At Bethel Woods.
Ok we dream of playing at one of our hometown's biggest gigs and we feel that there's more interest of unsigned acts!
Why not have a local band stage for Reading, Leeds already do!
Glastonbury is officially too wet for the present date i.e. last weekend in June and it is too short in duration. This is to petition the organisers to move the festival to a drier period such as end of July or August. Also to make the festival longer for perhaps a week rather than 3 days.
This would be better and safer for everybody, festival goers, kids, parents, vendors, acts and locals. Please sign to put an end to washout, 3 day only Glastonbury festivals.
I am sick of going to Glastonbury Festival only to be faced with horrendous weather, mud, sludge, puddles, swamps, damp clothes and freezing nights.
Why not move the festival to the end of July or even August? Surely it makes sense. There is a better chance of good weather in these months.
We all want a sunny festival where we can watch bands in the breezy summer air, chilling on the grass, sipping a cold pint. WHY JUNE!!?!?!?!!
Come join me on my quest for a better, warmer, more successful Glastonbury Festival!
Due to many factors, I believe that Seetickets are not fit to act as ticket agents for Glastonbury Festival.
Obtaining tickets has proved to be a nightmare, the tickets have arrived at the last minute, months after they were ordered and many tickets have been completely mis-printed, in respect of departure times for combined coach and festival tickets with no information volunteered from Seetickets to advise of either the error or the correct departure times.
This has cast a shadow over the event for many.
DissolvedIn are a Reading based 4-piece pop punk band with a fast growing
fanbase. With their catchy tunes and sing-a-long meaningful lyrics, they have
played venues all over the UK supporting bands such as Saosin, picking up new
fans by the dozen at each gig.
Please help them take the next step and sign the petition, asking for a slot in
the Reading Weekend festival 2008.
Check them out at www.myspace.com/dissolvedin.
Launched in 2004 Brighton Hip Hop Festival has gone from strength to strength and is recognised as the UKs must attend event for Hip Hop enthusiasts as well as anyone with an interest in the many artistic disciplines that are comprised within the culture.
Organised by KALA PHOOL (a multi-arts diversity led development agency), This international festival exists in a not-for-profit capacity to celebrate the richness, strength and diversity of Hip Hop Culture in the UK and beyond. The small team that work year round to deliver BHHF, do it on an entirely voluntary basis for the love of Hip Hop Culture.
In 2006 we attracted over 20,000 people to our events which featured over 700 artists, and we have programmed a fantastic line up of high profile events for this years festival, which have been designed to appeal to audiences old and new.
However we've just found out that our major funder is not supporting us this year. This is extremely bad news, as 100's of UK artists won't get the support they deserve, leaving a huge gap in the region's artistic and cultural landscape.
We urgently need some help and intervention to SAVE OUR FESTIVAL. Having to pull the plug this year will make it much harder if not impossible to revive the festival in future years.
Our planned events and their associated costs are listed on our website - www.bhhf.org and on our myspace page - www.myspace.com/bhhf.
We need your signatures to present to funding bodies and the government to demonstrates the value that BHHF delivers to the UK.
We need only £42,000 to deliver a 2 week programme jam packed with events accessible to all, many of which will be free to attend.
Ever since forming, twisted kitten have had the dream of playing at a festival and there isn't a festival more suitable for their mix of pop, hip hop, drum and bass and just generally damn fine feel good tunes and nonsense like the Secret Party.
Try it - you might like it!
MurderWorld are one of the heaviest, hard-working, talented, and coolest thrash bands in Australia right now.
MetalStock is one of the premier metal festivals of Australia.
Yet MurderWorld can't be seen anywhere on the festival's line-up for 2007.
With nine more acts yet to be announced, any metal fan who has a remote interest in live music and quality aggresive thrash should be hoping that MurderWorld are one of these nine bands.
The Format are playing a bare 3 shows in Australia for their first time down under.
Basically, there's a whole week between the Sydney show and the Perth show and a great opportunity to play a second Sydney show on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday following the Sydney Soundwave festival.
Melbourne's Goth Metal Shock Rockers, for more than 10 years Catwitch have shocked audiences with their on stage theatrics and Gothic Metal sounds, blending Alice Cooper with My Dying Bride while giving their own style of melodic goth metal mayhem.
"Onstage CATWITCH are well noted for their hellish theatrical visions and raw atmospheric power"(Massive magazine)