ADVERTORIAL: Celebrate Social Change at Commonground Festival


Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if people were better connected?

Better connected to the people around them, the place they live, the earth they tread, the food they eat, the work they do, the beat of their heart, indigenous culture, the whole human experience? Connected to purpose, principles and passion?

Commonground is a vibrant example of that better connected world. A community of change makers dedicated to the purpose of supporting the social change movement. On 95 acres of beautifully rejuvenated bushland 1 hour north of Melbourne.

Commonground Festival is designed to help you reconnect.

It is a festival that celebrates social change. A place to experience what life could be like. It’s about working together to make the world a better place and having one heck of a good time along the way!

Run by volunteers, the festival is a fundraiser for Commonground, a not-for-profit social enterprise that supports social justice, environmental, disadvantaged and community groups. It does this through providing its Venue at subsidised rates for social change groups, it’s Intentional Community, and its education and training organisation, the Groupwork Institute of Australia.

We have curated a line-up of unforgettable poetic voices, layers of rhythm and jaw dropping musical talent including: Frank Yamma, Dallas Frasca, Emily Wurrumara, The Deans, Sugar Fed, Leopards, The Seven Ups 8 Foot Felix, Deep Street Soul, Quantum Milkshake and many more to be announced.

Complementing the music makers on stage will be free workshops from the Groupwork Institute, a social change Unconference, mouth-watering food and nature in abundance.

Join us to celebrate the social change movement on the 18th-20th November. Only 500 tickets are available here.

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