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Yours & Owls Festival Is Going Plastic Free In 2018

Wollongong’s Yours & Owls Festival has announced it will be going plastic free in 2018, replacing single-use plastic products with compostable and reusable alternatives to make this year’s event as green as possible.

The festival, which entered into a partnership with Plastic Free Wollongong and Citizen Blue in 2017 to help combat plastic pollution, is preparing to replace over 15,000 single-use plastic items like water bottles, straws and cutlery with more eco-friendly ones during this September’s event.

The move comes after Splendour In The Grass announced plans to remove all single-use plastic water bottles over the next three years, after banning the use of plastic straws in all bars and stalls at this year’s event.

Yours & Owls Festival is also partnering with Wollongong City Council to plant trees in support of bush regeneration on 16th August, in an attempt to restore part of Puckeys Estate, near the festival site at Stuart Park.

20 people will also have the chance to buy tickets to the sold-out festival during the cleanup. To get involved, sign up here before Wednesday, 8th August.

“Seeing rubbish in and about the coastline is a reminder that unless we are conscious of what we do with our waste, our waterways and ocean life will deteriorate,” says Yours & Owls Festival Director Balunn Jones.

“There are so many good people in the community that spend their weeks raising awareness of these issues. We are lucky enough to have a festival right next to the beach and want to do whatever we can to make sure we are contributing to making our town a better place for the future.”

This year’s Yours & Owls Festival will take place over the last weekend of September, and will feature sets from the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, Peking Duk, Alison Wonderland, The Jungle Giants, Methyl Ethel, Ocean Alley and Hockey Dad.

Peep the full lineup down below.

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Yours & Owls Festival 2018 Lineup

Angus & Julia Stone

Peking Duk

Alison Wonderland

Jungle Giants

Methyl Ethel

Ocean Alley

Hockey Dad

D.D Dumbo

Middle Kids

Cub Sport

Alex the Astronaut

Alice Ivy

Big White

Boytoy

Clews

Dear Seattle

Destroyer

Didirri

E^st

Fritz

Hellions

Jack River

Jess Locke

Johnny Hunter

Liars

Listener

Luca Brasi

Maddy Jane

Mallrat

Mere Women

Mezko

Moaning Lisa

Nyxen

Obscura Hail

Pist Idiots

Polaris

Press Club

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever

Step-Panther

Stonefield

The Vanns

Tiny Little Houses

Touch Sensitive

Tropical Fuck Storm

Tumbleweed

Yahtzel (Live)

You Beauty

+ more TBA

Yours & Owls Festival 2018

Saturday, 29th — Sunday, 30th September — SOLD OUT

Stuart Park, Wollongong

Tickets: Official Website

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