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It’s been debated whether or not the music festival scene in Australia has been on the out since the cancellation of long-term festivals like Big Day Out, Future Festival and Soundwave, but UNIFY Gathering are proving all that talk moot with ticket sales SOLD OUT for the 5th year in a row!
UNIFY Gathering announced their pop-punk, rock and metalcore laced line-up back in August 2018 and since then it’s been a long wait for fans counting down the days to see their favourite acts. But thankfully the wait is almost over and, for those lucky enough to have their ticket, we have all the information you need to know ahead of a fun and safe long weekend.
If you’re looking to get some treasured merch signed by your favourite UNIFY Gathering band, then Friday and Saturday are your two big days. UNIFY have released the Artist Signing Tent timetable so you can plan ahead, whether you’re eager to meet Underoath on Friday or Taking Back Sunday on Saturday.
You can also head over to UNIFY Gathering’s cosy hideaway, The Lighthouse. If you’re looking for a place to hang out and relax, or if you’re in need any crowd assistance or support, then The Lighthouse will be your home away from home. Plus, The Lighthouse will be base camp for Dancewize, Don’t Fret Club, BMF and the UNITY Crew—what better people to hang out with!
UNIFY Gathering have also teamed up with Vanessa, an organisation that promotes safe driving among young people with an aim to reduce road deaths to zero, and set up two pit stops for those driving to the festival to stop, snack and relax. The #RoadToUnify pit stops will be set up at Cochranes Park and Leongatha Centenary Park, and the passengers of the trip can keep up to date on everyone else’s (including In Hearts Wake’s) journey to UNIFY by following the hashtag.
But above all, in order to have the best possible time at UNIFY Gathering 2019, remember to follow UNIFY Gathering’s PREFACE.
PMA – Positive Metal Attitude
RESPECT – We are all responsible for each other
ENVIRONMENT – We are all guests here, let’s leave no trace
FUN – Having a blast doesn’t need to be at anyone else’s expense
ART – Music is art, let us enjoy everything it provides us
COMMUNITY – The music and the message brings us together
EQUALITY – Everyone is equal, everyone is special
UNIFY Gathering has proven time and time again why it’s such a successful music festival, and this year is no different. With a variety of acts on the line-up, safe community space mentality and an intoxicating atmosphere, UNIFY Gathering is nothing short of the best way to start your 2019 festival season.