Whatisthehaps loves a good festival. You know what we’re talking ’bout – music, sun and good vibes galore. Most usually mean you need a fews days off work to recover (or a whole week if you party like we do) and by the end of it you’re pretty worse for wear. Salvation Sounds is a bit different. You won’t find drunk shirtless guys or girls in short-shorts who have been tanning for a week to get ready for a mess fess. What you will find is great music for a great cause.
Their philosophy is simple, “if you’re not making someone else’s life better, you’re wasting your time”.
The festival, hosted at Orchard Hills in Sydney’s west on April 11 includes music from the likes of Peta and the Wolf, Twelve Point Buck and Ash-Leigh. As well some awesome comps with some sweet ass prizes. Most importantly all proceeds from the event will be donated to a charity organisation – ‘Destiny Rescue’ a non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We caught up with Dan from Salvation Sounds to get the low down on this new festival to hit Sydney. For those who don’t know, what’s the idea behind Salvation Sound?
We believe we are so privileged here in Australia. We get to enjoy so many great live music events. Why can’t we enjoy all the great music there is on offer, while also making a positive difference in the world? That thinking is where the idea of ‘Salvation Sounds’ came about. Which is why the festival will be donating all proceeds to a humanitarian group or charity.
With so many music festivals on the agenda these day why should people come to yours?
‘Salvation Sounds’ is much more than just music. Obviously the biggest draw card is still the live music, but we wanted to create a music festival where the festival-goers engage with one another and their environment just as much as they do with the music. For instance, we wanted a festival where you can be killing it in the mosh to your favourite band one minute, then having a neck and neck sack race the next. We believe there’ll always be something to watch, listen to or get involved with on the day. But above all, ‘Salvation Sounds’ is a music festival dedicated to changing the lives of less fortunate people…not making money for self-profit.
What can festival-goers expect from the day?
Imagine a fete/carnival feel with great live music. That is ‘Salvation Sounds’. So inclusive of the event is a live music stage featuring various bands throughout the day. All the while 10 “mini games” will be in operation, where festival-goers compete for a place in the final “match up” event, where the first 3 places will be awarded with a generous gift! Also appearing will be ‘Instafields’ which is a fictional setting/room where attendees can enter and grab some snaps of them-selves or just of the surreal set up, then most probably post it on Instagram, Hence the name. There’ll be food, drinks and a few other stalls running as well.
What should people pay more attention to?
Mmhh.. There are so many different angles I could take to answer this question. But maybe next time you’re boogieing down to your favourite band at a festival/gig or lining up for your 8th drink, just pay attention to how fortunate you are and how there are people in this world who will never in their lifetime experience a live music show, let alone a whole festival of music. And maybe hold off on those last couple of drinks and instead, donate the money to a charity so that one day everybody can have the same live music privileges as you.