First line-up announced for Melbourne’s first ever solar powered music festival

This December Melbourne will be hosting a festival that blends music with renewable energy solutions. Titled OFFtheGRID, the event will be presented by Finding Infinity and will take over the forecourt at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art for a summer solstice aimed at both providing punters with an awesome local line-up and raising awareness and funds for a renewable power plant in the city.

The concept party comes to us all the way from London, where it grew from it’s early days as a battery bank operated party in a basement. The party then made it’s way to the beaches of Mexico before returning to the rooftops of London. Melbourne will be the first time Australia has seen this event, fueled by a five-metre high solar stage and a state-of-the-art battery bank.

Nothing left over from the festival will go to waste; all recyclables will be recycled, any organic waste will be used for composte, and any leftovers on the site will be used to create a work of art that is to be auctioned off, with the funds going to the renewable power plant.

“The language of renewable energy has been lost in elitism to confuse and delay change. This festival is a step towards a different type of communication.” said Banoffee, one of the acts scheduled to take the stage on the day, “we need to start leading by example and show people how tangible this change is.”

Also on the line-up is the most loved Cut Copy who will be spinning a DJ set alongside the likes of Tornado Wallace, Silent Jay + Jace XL, and Sui Zhen. Full line up details below, with more names expected to join in the coming weeks.

First Line Up

Cut Copy DJs
Banoffee
Sui Zhen
Tornado Wallace
Silent Jay + Jace XL
Prequel
Wax’O Paradiso

Tuesday December 22nd
ACCA Forecourt, Melbourne
Tickets on sale via Finding Infinity

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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