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The Town 2020

Held Nov 27th-30th, The town is a mock interactive village that parodies society and builds a creative, family friendly, interactive and totally absurd themed world to explore. It is full of immersive buildings, activities, characters + shenanigans around every corner! It also explores what makes a sustainable Town and focuses on healthy and sustainable living, connection over consumption, and sustainable solutions.

The theme this year will be Power:  Exploring sustainable power, parodying corrupt power, and tapping into our own inner power.

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Town Activities

  • 90's Prom
  • Town elections!
  • Immersive Scavenger hunts + interactive games
  • Launching of new bike-share system
  • Alternative Education + Town College
  • Roller disco
  • Art Cars
  • Live comedy, circus + theatre shows
  • Circus, Sustainability + alternative workshops

 

Town facilities

  • The Power Station (alternative energy)
  • The Dispensary (natural remedies)
  • E-Voke memory centre
  • 'It's just a ride' free bike public transport
  • Official Town Court (See you in court)
  • Corporate Agenda (business space)
  • What The Fluff (Escape Room)
  • Doof Nanna's Op Shop
  • Crud Muffins art space
  • Veggie Gardens and fresh Vegan food.
  • University (sustainable workshops)
  • Rainbow Chapel (weddings and rituals)
  • Too Much Info + Post Office

The Town also provides indoor heated chill spaces, fires, hot showers and indoor toilets.

Musical Lineup

The music at the Town is big mix of live bands and live electronica (with musicians), covering a huge range of styles and cultures. It focuses on fun, funky, and social music, with as much live and human elements as possible.
 
To keep the focus on the whole experience, we will be slowly releasing the lineup leading up to the festival.
 
So far we have
 
- Indigenoise official
- Digital Afrika
- Nomads Like Us
- Doofercise
- Mood Swing & Chevy Bass
- ObviousFox
- Thankyou City feat Wilma (on Cello)
 
+ 1 act announced each week leading up to event.

Concept

The Town is a creative and colorful mock village to explore, co-create and interact with. It is full of spaces that parody our city lives, while also providing and exploring better alternatives for them.

At different times of the festival people dress up and get silly role-playing different characters and happenings of their own choosing. There is no pressure and it isn't about acting, but about letting go of taking ourselves seriously and embracing the absurdness of life.

On the more serious side, the festival also explores how to live more sustainable lives. This melding of fun and community care is at the core ethos of the town.

This year's Theme will be  Power and we encourage all to embrace the theme in their own way with theatrics and costumes.

 

Sustainability

The Town is a family friendly event. It prides itself on self-care, land care, and community care, with a huge focus on connection instead of consumption.

Each year we further explore how to be more sustainable, and encourage all to party in a way that is healthy and could keep being done forever. This is one of the most important things to keep our beautiful Town striving.

Licola is now running on 95 percent sustainable energy, and we continue to improve our own sustainable initiatives each year.  We encourage you to use the festival as a reflection point on how to lives your own lives in a more healthy and sustainable fashion.

Sustainability info:

https://www.culturejam.com.au/sustainability/

Carpooling Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/558579581283880/

Location

In a beautiful valley on the Macalister, river lives a little town called Licola. It is owned by the Lions club and the Villages main goal is to run disability and disadvantaged youth camps all year round. The running of our festival helps support them do this great work.

At this time of year, the deciduous trees are falling beautiful colors all over the site, the rainfall is low, and the grass is green. The site is one of the few Festivals that can boast lush green grass and no dust.

♫ Power makes this Town go around
But do we source from the sky, or from in the ground?
And where do we get our power to dance?
We are so full of life and eternal romance

Now it's election time, and we need some direction!
Up, left, or right? time to make a selection
What's that you say? You want to object?
Well we'll see you in court,
Then it's time to connect ♫