More Golden Plains News, Leunig To Make Keynote Speech

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More Golden Plains News, Leunig To Make Keynote Speech


He will be speaking on spirit of country and sleeping under the stars.

A statement from the festival says, “(Leunig) describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life. That work has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme.”

As the date for the sold-out festival at Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre approaches, the festival has also warn of its zero tolerance approach to people trying to sneak onto the Nolan farm site without a ticket.

In recent months, 18 people who tried to gatecrash Golden Plains’ sister festival Meredith Music last December were informed they would be facing court over trespassing charges. Festival organisers remind those thinking about it that the maximum penalty is about $2750 or six months’ imprisonment, not to mention ramifications on current and future employment.

“We will continue to enforce the Zero Tolerance approach with the support of the local community, Victoria Police and many legit festival-goers,” promoters emphasise. “Attempting to get into the festival without a valid ticket is not a harmless bit of fun – it has serious consequences. Trespass is not just against the law: it is a massive breach of the festival’s ‘No D!ckhe@d Policy’. And that’s something we have to take very seriously, because nothing can come between Meredith, Golden Plains and the integrity of the experience.”