The programme for the festival launched on Saturday, 25 March, featuring talks, forums, musical performances, workshops, masterclasses, food, and films.
Speaker at the 2015 Planting Festival, Bill Hauritz, said the event had truly come of age in recent years and had almost doubled in participation from 2014 to 2015.
“It’s about people coming together, getting their hands dirty, making things, cooking things, singing together, and participating in the event.”
The Planting Festival has also announced a three-way partnership with the Environmental Bamboo Foundation based in Indonesia, Sydney-based artists collective Cave Urban, and the Arris Water’s festival site wastewater treatment plant.
Since 1994, Woodfordia Incorporated has been investing in the land and developing it into a festival site. Major achievements have included a 25,000 capacity amphitheatre, a visual arts studio, an onsite wastewater treatment plant, and 57 amenity blocks.
Early bird tickets are on sale now for the Planting Festival are selling for $145 for adults, $72 for adolescents, and $26 for children 12 and under.