Golden Plains 8
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre
March 8-10 2014
Ready? Yes! Fully prepared? Ummmmm…
The Little Golden Booklet contains Everything You Need to Make Your Plains Golden. If you are going you must download, print, read and bring it with you:
The forecast says warm to hot days, mild nights and showers. DO NOT JUST TURN UP IN BEACH WEAR: bring a bag of clothes for all seasons – raincoat, boots, socks, jumpers, bedding, towels etc. A pillow. No thongs – can’t dance with cut feet. Slip on a shirt, slop on SUNSCREEN, slap on a hat, and stay in the shade baby. Rest, drink water regularly, and eat well. REHYDRATE. Bring bulk water for the campsite.
We are THRILLED that this year’s Keynote Address will be given by cartoonist, poet, writer, painter and philosopher Michael Leunig.
Photographic Highlights from Golden Plains 8 can be viewed here, with many thanks to Mia Mala McDonald and Ty Johnson. Lots more to come.
The Supernatural Express - a Direct Bus Service with no stopovers or changeovers and no hassles – is a brilliant way to get to and fro the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre with ease.
Please beware: scammers and thieves are robbing people regularly on sites like ebay and gumtree – don’t be fooled.
Also, here’s an open letter I sent to everyone recently.
Yes, we are There yet,
The iconic revolutionary phenomenon will Bring The Noise to Golden Plains 8. Hip Hop Royalty, Rock N Roll Hall of Famers, an EXPLOSION OF ENTERTAINMENT that feeds your mind and soul; once-in-a-generation renegades who raised a social, political and musical consciousness up into the speakers of millions. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, DJ Lord & the baNNed with their legendary, nothing-like-it-on-planet-earth XXXL live show – in The Sup’ on Sunday Nite. Plus…
…the sublime special case NEKO CASE playing Sunday evening, champion evergreen centre-half-forwards YOU AM I, a rare luxury and Australian first with FLYING LOTUS’ new 3.0 3D visual show, the best indie band in the word YO LA TENGO back in The Sup’ for the first time since the very first Golden Plains…plus…
…FAT FREDDY’S DROP playing the day into night, Heavyweight King of Soul CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES back for the return bout, CUT/COPY Freeing Your Mind Sunday Night, CHET FAKER playing a rare performance, literate basses THE DRONES, the incredible HIATUS KAIYOTE, COSMIC PSYCHOS, GOLD PANDA, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, SEEKAE, MARK PRITCHARD, plus…plus…plus…so very much more.
We pride ourselves on Looking After You Brilliantly from start to finish at Golden Plains and making your time here Unforgettably Joyful. We are proud to say we have been able to keep GP8 the same Perfectly-formed Shape and Size as her forebears – ie. no bigger. The Sun is like honey on the trees and afternoon goes on all day, the Summer Fool is spent and a giant spike of excitement goes KABLOOEY two-nightly.
Simply one of the best places on Earth to spend a Long Weekend with friends and lovers – and yourself – The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre has been natured and nurtured on twenty-three years of knuckled-down know-how, for the singular purpose of hosting Something Uniquely Remarkable. For Golden Plains it’s set to Premium Mode, bathed in glorious autumnal light, with even more Spacious Space for camping and glamping than you can poke a stick at.
Still waters run deep: It’s a haven, a cove of high quality with a deep harbour: and still BYO, no commercial sponsors, the No Dickheads rule, and a One Stage Policy so you miss nothing and experience everything. We are supremely determined to roll out the finest Golden Plains there has ever been.
We guarantee we will continue to listen, fix things if they don’t work, not mess with them if they do and Keep On Making Golden Golden. She’s deliberately smaller than big sister Meredith, but we take great pride in making every little piece as perfect as it can be.
I look forward to the exquisite pleasure of your company in The Sup’. My caravan door is always open.
ps. your feedback keeps Golden vital so is always welcome.