The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show

#29 Balunn Jones & Justin McKinnon - Yours & Owls; the making of a zero waste, purposeful festival

February 14, 2021 Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier Season 1 Episode 29
The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#29 Balunn Jones & Justin McKinnon - Yours & Owls; the making of a zero waste, purposeful festival
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The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#29 Balunn Jones & Justin McKinnon - Yours & Owls; the making of a zero waste, purposeful festival
Feb 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 29
Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier

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. 

Party with a purpose
Yours and Owls
Farmer and the Owl
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Support the Podcast

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)

Show Notes

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. 

Party with a purpose
Yours and Owls
Farmer and the Owl
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Support the Podcast

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)