Scene & Heard festival today announces A Farmers Day Out, an assistance and fundraising initiative designed to help farmers doing it tough. Festival organisers are giving away 100 free tickets to rural Aussies in the wake of the ongoing drought and will also include donation tins at the event gates with all proceeds going to charity Buy A Bale.
Newcastle is surrounded by an incredibly resilient rural community and in times of financial strain, leisure activities such as going to a live music event are put on the back burner for many. Studies have shown attending live music events can reduce stress levels. Festival Organisers hope A Farmers Day Out will provide a rare opportunity for some local farmers to get some much needed downtime.
Farmers and rural workers can register for the online ballot HERE before the end of September. Recipients will be chosen at random with farmers notified in early October. Scene & Heard are also running a Buy A Bale supporters page HERE.