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::Earthfreq Festival 2007::

Earthfreq Production Network

Date: Friday 16th February, 2007 - Sunday 18th February, 2007
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
State: Byron Bay/North NSW
Venue: Rover Park, Tenterfield, NNSW, Australia



Live Acts: TEGMA - (TRIBAL VISION / SWEDEN), SHAMANIAC - (SPIRIT ZONE - SWEDEN), SENSIENT - (ZENON / MELBOURNE), SUN CONTROL SPECIES - (IBOGA/ZENON / MELBOURNE), TETRAMETH - (ZENON / MELBOURNE), AUTONOMECH - (ZENON / MELBOURNE), ONE TASTY MORSEL - (ZENON / CAIRNS), SHORT CIRCUIT - (BIO-SINE / NNSW), DREW-ID - (BRISBANE)

DJs: SLATER (TRIBAL VISION / CZECH REPUBLIC), AGENT 23 (ILLUMINATI / SYDNEY), JAIMZ (NEUROBIOTIC / SYDNEY), SUSPEKT VS MOTIVE (OPEN RECORDS / CAIRNS/MELBOURNE), SELWA VS SEED (SANCTUARYTHMS/MYSTIC BEATS / MELBOURNE/NNSW), MOPOKE (ULTIMAE / CAIRNS), GANSHKA (CASSOWARY STUDIOS / CAIRNS), LAUNCHPAD (UP / NNSW), PEDRO (3RD EAR / MELBOURNE), MAKOTO (WITTIKA NETWORK / CAIRNS), FOOT-E (BIO-SINE / NNSW), PAUL ABAD (SUBTERRAN / BRISBANE), KY (POLYSONIC / BRISBANE), CHAOTIC ETERNAL (SILLYPSYBIN / BRISBANE), MAXIMAL (HAPPY PEOPLE / NNSW), BACHE (SOLAR CULT / NNSW), TLEARYUS (BAY FM / NNSW), MANARCHY (ALIEN GOSSIP / NNSW), ATMO VS TANTRUM (LOONEY TUNES / NNSW), JIM-ME (MYSTERY MACHINE / BRISBANE), OTIOSE VS CONCRESCENT (DADA STREAM / BRISBANE), JASMYN (NNSW), POLLYPHONIC (BRISBANE), KROMATIX (BRISBANE), JOLE (LOONEY TUNES / NNSW), FUZZARELLY (BRISBANE), SYNISTIKA (BRISBANE) +++more

Music, Environment and Lifestyle Festival

Earthfreq is a weekend-long outdoor music and environment festival.

The concept of Earthfreq is not just a party, but a gathering of the tribes, a weekend of intention. The focus is on creating a meaningful space where we can raise awareness and share useful information on environmental issues and sustainable lifestyle choices, consolidate the creative community bonds and provide a positive transformative party experience. Visit www.earthfreq.com for a full list of talks, workshops and day activities.

The gathering begins friday night, with a market stage program and bush cinema. Saturday day will feature environmental and cultural talks and workshops across several spaces, aswell as a chilled music program. Mainstage starts late saturday afternoon with a tribal opening ceremony, and will run through the night and into sunday, showcasing the talent of some special international guests alongside a range of live acts and djs chosen from all corners of the east coast, plus a full visual overload to light up the night.

Performances: Sacred Circus, Laura Lai, The Petri Dish

Talks / Workshops

Environmental Talks/Workshops:

Mark Graham – North NSW biodiversity issues
Mark has worked in natural environments from Bourke to Byron Bay over the last ten years. He is actively involved in the recognition and protection of our irreplaceable natural heritage, working with communities and governments to achieve this.


Ray Thorpe – Herbs and Well Being
Ray will talk about the unrevealed benefits of herbs, oppression of alternative herbs, and wellbeing and herbs in our daily life.


Kelly Tudhope – Genetically Engineered Food: An Ethical Critique
Should I eat genetically engineered food? How will eating GE foodstuffs affect me and how do my food choices affect others? Rather than looking at the risks and benefits of genetically engineered food, this workshop takes a look at some the ethical and social issues arising through gene technology. As an interactive workshop, participants will be encouraged to consider and discuss five ethical principles relating to transparency, fairness, minimization of suffering, social responsibility and needs.


Scott junner – bamboo workshop
This workshop is about the beauty and usefulness of Bamboo. Teaching some of the basic methods of harvesting, preparing and using bamboo to create anything from housing to chop sticks. The workshop will cover topics such as sustainability, landcare, appropriate housing and bambudism.


Josh Bluett: - Bush Revegetation/regeneration:-
The difference between revegetation (clearing-/mulching-/planting-/weed control) and regeneration (weed control-/regrowth-/monitoring)
- Plant and weed ID
- Techniques and tools
- sources of information


Brian + Owen - Solar power demo space
All your questions about solar power answered.


Cultural & Arts Talks / Workshops:

Samadhi Keene – Therapeutic Yoga
Samadhi has a dynamic personality, and teaches in a unique way. She is trained in Kundalini

and Hatha Yoga, and has spent some time living in an ashram environment. Her experience is in Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Healing, Art and Architecture. She works now as a respected teacher to bring insight, health and wholeness through Theraputic Yoga.


Rev - The mysteries of traditional sacred/medicinal cactii.
Rev will lead a hands on workshop uncovering the mysteries of sacred medicinal cactus propogation. He will guide workshop participants through practical “hands on” techniques such as: growing from seed, grafting, and propogating.

Rev has years of expereinces in the Australian ethnobotanical community. He has been an online moderator for many years. He is a qualified horticulturalist and possesses an extensive knowledge and experience in the cultivation and uses of psychoactive and theraputic plant species. The workshop will be fully interactive and questions/feedback is strongly encouraged.


Brenton Harris - Mindfulness therapy: Journey back to the present
Join Brenton for a journey back to the present moment.
Brenton is an intern psychologist who uses mindfulness based cognitive therapy to affect change in behaviour and cognition.

He will be talking about mindfulness which is ones ability to experience to any given situation with an attitude of calm openness, interest, and receptiveness. The talk will cover some basic theory of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, some experiential exercises and facilitate a public interactive forum.


Matthew Soltau - Chaos Magick 101
This workshop will introduce the basic principles and theory behind Chaos Magick, as well as a number of introductory techniques. It will look at ‘belief’, how it affects our everyday existence, and more importantly how we can get it working for us. This will be further explained by discussing how such ideas relate to Neo-Shamanism and Doofing. The workshop will also run through a number of techniques; including; sigils, fetish objects, drugs and dancing, and ‘hedonology’; to name a few. Ultimately this workshop aims to give the participants powerful tools for creating their own reality.

Des Tramacchi - Thoughts on the evolution of animal sensation and psychedelics.

Pondering the following posers: "Nervous systems; why are they conscious?" and "Why do some plants alter consciousness?" Dunno? Chemical defence? Accident? System design? Ecological miracle? Sacred mystery? Plants have been around for 400 million years or more. Tripping animals are new kids on the block. Where do they fit in? You decide.

Des Tramacchi is a doofologist and occasional lecturer in religious studies at the University of Queensland. He has published articles and chapters on psychedelic dance cultures and entheogenic experiences. He has recently
completed a PhD about DMT visions.

The Petri Dish - Breeding Culture
Sculpture Workshop, films and more.

Larn how to make your own stationary holder using recycled materials including plastic bottles, cardboard, and newspapers; as well as home-made glue. [painting here] $5 for materials etc


Venue:

ROVER PARK

On the Bruxner Highway, 2 hours from Byron Bay, 3 hours from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from the Gold Coast and just 35 kms from Tenterfield, Rover Park is a paradise for nature lovers, with 4000 acres of incredibly beautiful countryside comprising fascinating rock formations, valleys, rainforest pockets, waterfalls, breathtaking views, a river and creek, abundant wildlife and many species of birds.

www.roverpark.com

Directions - Coastal Route (best for Gold Coast / Coastal Nsw)

Heading south on the Pacific Hwy, go thru Lismore & follow the signs to Casino. In Casino turn left @ the first roundabout, Bruxner Hwy 44, go straight thru the second roundabout, turn right @ the third roundabout towards Tenterfield (NOT GRAFTON). Follow this through Tabulam & Drake. Rover Park is on the right approximately 14km after the Drake Hotel.

Directions - Inland Route: (best for Brisbane)

Head out from Brisbane along the Cunningham Highway to Warwick. From Warwick, take the New England Highway and go through Stanthorpe and then to Tenterfield. From Tenterfield, take the Bruxner Highway heading East. Rover Park is on the left, approximately 35km out of Tenterfield.


Guidlines:

Come well prepared for a weekend in the Australian bush.
Bring lots of water, food, camping gear and sunscreen.

There will be a range of markets and food outlets onsite.

Please respect this beautiful space – bring a garbage bag and a portable ashtray and take all your rubbish with you.

Entry to this event is on the condition that you are responsible for your own actions, and the people you bring with you. No liability can be accepted by the landowner or organisers.

This is a family event. Children under 12 free.

Please understand that Obnoxious and Aggressive behaviour can NOT be tolerated, and will be dealt by our on-site security team.

all info @ www.earthfreq.com.

Love and white light,
The Earthfreq Production Network

Set times::::

Main Stage: 4pm Saturday > 6pm Sunday
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4-6 seed vs ryan
6-6.30 opening ceremony
6.30-8 tlearyus
8-9.30 dj slater
9.30-11 ganshka
11-12.30 foot-e
12.30-2 cy
2-3.30 agent 23
3.30-5 chaotic eternal
5-6 kaneda
6-7.30 jaimz
7.30-9 tegma
9-10.30 tetrameth
10.30-12 sun control species
12-1.30 autonomech
1.30-3 one tasty morsel
3-4.30 suspekt
4.30-6 paul abad


Market Stage 7pm Friday > 11am Saturday
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7.00-9 makoto
9-10.30 Shamaniac
10.30-12 atom vs tantrum
12-1.30 manarchy
1.30-3 jim-me
3-4.30 short circuit
4.30-6 maximal
6-7.30 launchpad
7.30-9.00 bache
9.00-11 sensient

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Chill Stage 12pm Saturday > 6pm Sunday
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Saturday Day
12-2 fuzzarelly
2-4 kromatix
4-6 pedro
6-8 hectic brain sitch
saturday Night
8-10 pollyphonic
10-12 jasmyn
12-2 jole
2-4 synistika
4-6 matt
sunday Day
6-8 mopoke
8-10 octon
10-12 felupe
12-2 eear
2-4 drew-id
4-6 concresence vs otiose


Sunday Night = ?

Sound: 50k Megablast Mainstage, J+S sound production across all stages

Lighting: Squiffy Vision Main Stage, Cy-Virus Market/Chill Stage

Decor: Laziest Vjs on Earth VJ Production, Tin Time Creations, Wizdomes, Other Realm, LampLighter, Alien Gossip, Butterfly Moon Productions, Psychedelic Grandstand

Ticket Info: Tickets: $50+bf presold / $70 on the door. This price includes camping fee for the weekend, until Monday morning. Tickets available from: Brisbane: Gooble Warming 73 Vulture St, West End (07) 3844 6006 Butterbeats 709 Ann St, Fortitude Valley (07) 3257 3257 Gold Coast Sunflower Music Pacific Fair, Broadbeach (07) 5538 1850 Lismore P.O.P. Hair Shop 11 Star Court Arc Lismore (02) 6621 2186 Byron Bay Happy High Herbs Shop 3/108 Jonson St, Byron Bay (02) 6680 0856 Nimbin Happy High Herbs 58a Cullen St, Nimbin (02) 6689 1365 Coffs Harbour Coffs Music Centre Palms Shopping Shp 14b, Harbour drive, Coffs Harbour (02) 6652 1641 Grafton Buckley's Grafton Music 42 Prince St Grafton 2460 (02) 6642 4710 $1 from each entry will be donated to the Wilderness Society, to assist them with their amazing work in protecting our wild spaces.

More info: http://earthfreq.com/

Contact Email: info@earthfreq.com


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