A 100% solar powered music festival in Melbourne in December will raise funds for a renewable energy project in the city – and the tune-driven solar goodness doesn’t stop there.
The organisers say all of the profits from the OFF. the. GRID event will go directly to a renewable power station in the city of Melbourne. Revenue generated by the facility will fund the next party – and so on.
OFF. the. GRID will feature a five metre high solar powered stage and the system will incorporate energy storage.
“We are doing our very best to connect technology with art to speed up this future that we believe in so deeply,” say the organisers.
“OFF. the. GRID is dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to create the future that we all want to see in the world.”
Performing at the inaugural OFF. the. GRID will be:
– Cut Copy DJS
– Tornado Wallace
– Wax’o Paradiso
– Sui Zhen
– Average Rap Band
– S I L E N T J A Y + JACE XL
The event will be held at ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; which is located at 111 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne. The date chosen is significant – December 22 is the summer solstice; when the sun’s track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point.
The first release of tickets are $40 each. For tickets and further information, visit OffTheGrid.global. You may want to do grab your tickets soon because as we all know – music sounds better when it comes from the sun.
OFF. the. GRID isn’t the first time solar has been used to help power a music festival in Australia. In 2013, a 1.2 kilowatt solar power system incorporating lithium-ion battery storage called the Sunflower powered the sound system at Byron Bay Bluesfest’s Lotus Palace.