HONK! Oz

Community Arts & Cultural Development

HONK! Oz Street Music Festival 2020

HONK! Oz Street Music Festival (9th-11th January, 2020) is a three day spectacle featuring alternative community bands and related arts.

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HONK! Street Music festival is a collision of musicians, friends, families, outrageous costumes and irresistible music.

Come January, 20+ local and interstate bands will converge on Wollongong. Completely free and accessible, performances happen in public spaces – there are no expensive stages and no ticket prices.

The festival is run by volunteers and relies on generous community support to transport, accommodate and feed the visiting musicians.

Energetic, Irreverent, revelrous and with a somewhat DIY approach to instrumentation and attire, Honk bands perform to celebrate; to protest; some play for peace, some for activist causes; for community spirit and all of them play to have fun!!!!

We do require some money to make this festival happen. This is where you can help!

Your tax deductible donation will assist with travel, food, accommodation and transport costs within the festival for the visiting musicians.

The Festival does not offer artist fees – musicians attend HONK! Oz at their own expense. Many travelling great distances to participate. We are seeking funds to assist visiting musicians with travel, food, transport and accommodation.

Hospitality is key to the success of HONK! Oz. We are grateful for even the smallest contribution. Every dollar helps!!!! Your contribution to this project is tax deductible.

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HONK! Oz is a free three-day spectacle on the Street of Wollongong featuring alternative community bands and related arts.

Community and Social Justice are at the heart of HONK! Oz. Bands are not paid to participate – they come at their own expense, inspired to connect with other like minded musicians.

Honk bands are inclusive and community minded. They take their musical inspiration from Mardi Gras and Carnival, and from street music gatherings across Europe and South America. They borrow a fusion of repertoire from a diverse set of music traditions; New Orleans second line, Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music; Brazilian Samba and Frevo; Jazz, funk and popular music.

A Honk approach of music making blurs the line between artist and audience, between professional and amateur. Energetic, irreverent, revelrous and with a somewhat DIY approach to instrumentation and attire. Honk bands perform on the streets to celebrate; to protest; to proclaim; some play for peace, some for activist causes; for community spirit; and all of them play to have fun!!!!

Supporters: Wollongong City Council, Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Merrigong Theatre, Illawarra Jazz Club

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Neil Cairns

NSW
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Jacqueline Sedgewicke

NSW
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Michael Brazel

WA
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Riff Raff Radical Marching Band

NSW
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Matthew Kocher

NSW
RM

morgan dickson architecture

NSW
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Gary Cross

NSW
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Lotte Latukefu

NSW
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Susan Goldrick

NSW
JS

John Spira

NSW
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Greg Costello

NSW
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Clair Langford

NSW
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Vlade Jankulovski

NSW

Links

Artists Website
http://www.honkfest.org.au