Yours and Owls is a festival promoter event organiser, venue booker and live music event promotor and consultant. Justin McKinnon sustainability officer and Ballunn Jones co-founder are part of the team behind Wollongong’s iconic music festivals Yours & Owls, Farmer and the Owl and many other events.
We chat about the beginnings of Yours and Owls, the passion and the ability to just start something when you know you want something but you have no idea where its going to go.
We talk about the ups and downs, zero waste festivals and running a festival that is comfortable and fun for everyone.
#partywithapurpose principles include;
Be good to yourself and those around you
Have a good time but not at the expense of anyone else
Help each other
If you’re feeling unwell or uncomfortable tell your friends or staff right away
Be respectful of boundaries and personal space
No means no
We want all our events to be socially inclusive
We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind
Clean up after yourself
Keep up the H2O
be mindful of our neighbours enter and exit the venue respectfully
Ballunn is one of the original pair who started Yours and owls, Justin is their sustainability go to. Creating a music and festival scene from scratch and then building in sustainability and social respect within that movement is the vision. These guys have taken a small cafe dream into a festival attracting thousands of festival goers and some of the countries best artists.
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