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High On Life!

Local M.A.D.E.’s annual community outdoor festival is on again, this year it’s called High on Life! and will explode onto the Bellingen showgrounds, 14th of April 2012 from 11am – 11pm.

The most famous acts at the 9th Local Music.Arts.Dance.Extravaganza are Watussi and Morganics.  Watussi is coming to Local M.A.D.E. with their full 8-piece stage contingent direct from Bluesfest including their drummer, local kid Daniel Saddleton. Morganics is coming back again after toasting the audience with his rhymes last year, but this year he’ll be co-directing with Travers Ross the MADE Hip Hop Theatre and Orchestra.

There is an extensive workshop and rehearsal period in the week leading up to the event and all interested parties are invited.  Also returning to Bellingen is none other than SidAir, the four local lads who have been cranking it in Melbourne return with a fresh EP, tighter and with more energy than ever!

A special surprise at the event will be Sydney band Svelt, who have made a name for themselves through their hardwork in the underground scene with a new genre of live hi-energy dubstep hiphop!  Not to forget a solid representation from the doof scene: Multiverse.

These artists have chosen to perform to help showcase the awesome young and emerging local talent who will also be performing at the festival.  This is a show run by community for the community and  that hopes to incorporate all members, as such Local M.A.D.E. incorporated has chosen to make these events alcohol and drug free and are reminding people that they can get High On Life!

This year there will be 3 stages, the MADE stage – for bands, the Reverb Stage – for Hip Hop and DJs and a Chill Stage/Chai tent for solos and duo acts.  The most promising home-grown bands, dancers and performers will be showcased accompanied by awesome artworks that will focus on co-creation and upcycling.

There will be plenty of opportunities for festival guests to get involved and take part in creating the high on the day.  From the 9th – 13th April there are workshops in music, arts, dance, production, film, photography and music industry tips.  Bring a High on Life flyer or show up in a fancy dress costume that expresses your interpretation of the theme and receive a ticket at the door to be in the draw for a (sur)prize.  As usual there will also be a great selection of local markets selling local goods, food and drinks.

Contact Ava on 0412084097 or for any enquiries.

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