By Kath Gannaway
Once in every two years, the mountaintop community of Moora Moora near Healesville throws open the gates to welcome all to a celebration of diversity and unity, of sense of place, and sense of community.
On 17-19 November, this year’s EarthArtBeat Festival will be home to three days of amazing performances, exhibitions, activities and space for togetherness.
Festival highlights include popular Melbourne act 8 Foot Felix, featuring soaring vocals, triumphant horns and deep bass grooves that fray the fabric of time and space in the best of pirate tradition.
Womad performer, Ganga Giri, takes listeners into a deep primal soundscape summed up by Peter Gabriel – “I loved the mix of his ancient and primitive instrument with a wide range of great dance grooves.”
Mel Webb and Kylie Morrigan bring an intimate experience of vocal adventurism, beat boxing, and soaring strings to draw their audience into a their quirky and exhilarating musical world.
The place and the belonging that is Moora Moora is integral to the festival.
Moora Moora is an intentional and off-grid community of about 70 people living on 650 acres overlooking the Yarra Valley.
The community was established 40 years ago and still holds a core commitment to environmental care and social change.
Festival workshops include discussions on principles and reality of community living by Moora Moora and other community visionaries, along with talks and tours on renewable energy and off-grid living.
Other activities include independent film screenings, leather craft and other creative activities, yoga, Qi Gong and, of course, loads of kids activities.
Much yum food, many yum people, so chill, dance, create, and participate in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary weekend of fun and inspiration.
Profits from the festival go to Warburton Environment Centre.
The festival is limited to 500 kindred spirits, so buy your tickets online with double passes on sale at the early bird rate if booked up until 10 November.
Tickets will also be available online leading up to the festival, and at the gate on the day. Buy online for the best prices. Kids free.
Find yourself in the beautiful surrounds and among beaut new friends at EarthArtBeat Festival.
Pick up tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/earthartbeat-festival-2017-tickets-17388588737?aff=ehomesaved