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OK GUYS, we are getting down and dirty with Nightjar’s War on Waste! When one of the Nightjar co-founders recently flew into Bali she was firstly confused, but then disgusted, by the pollution that had seemingly carved out a river of plastics kilometers long through the ocean! It’s sad to see this nonchalant attitude to rubbish; the world is full of so much unnecessary rubbish! The Nightjar co-founders have always been conscious of their footprint, they are now going to dig even deeper in an endeavor to tread lighter, creating a more sustainable future, and they want you to be apart of it! The power to save the planet rests on each individual to make a difference.

From its inception Nightjar has always been a plastic bag free event, last year we introduced the re-useable beer glasses, while the food stalls have always been required to serve their food on biodegradable products.

Come join us in stepping up our responsibility to our planet and becoming an innovative leader for events on the Surf Coast.

So here’s what we plan to implement this season:

• NO plastic bags onsite (not even biodegradable). Stallholders must sell their products in paper bags or nothing.
• NO take away coffee cups, you will be served your coffee in a mug or bring your own!
• NO plastic straws onsite (paper excepted)
• There will be NO drinks in plastic bottles for sale on any stalls. There will be free water available at both of the bars and the water fountain will be at the front entrance where you can fill your own drink bottles.
• Eating utensils will be wooden or bring your own. Plates are cardboard.
• Bins are clearly marked waste and recycle. We do have separate skips and all the recycling goes into the skip to be taken away to be recycled.
• We all love a bit of Glitter but did you realize it’s generally bad for the environment? You may not be able to choose from as many colors but our Glitter store is fully biodegradable!

WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A STALL HOLDER?

• Support our War on Waste by ensuring that you are not using plastic bags, straws, utensils, cups or plates
• No giveaways, promotional material containing plastics or single use items.
• Ensure that you are recycling your waste correctly

WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A PUNTER?

• Bring your own reusable shopping bags with you if you’re planning on visiting our amazing Stallholders
• Bring your own reusable cups, plates and utensils to use when eating and drinking
• Take an extra few seconds to make sure that you are putting your waste into the correct bins – marked waste and recycle.

WE hope that we can work on fighting this War on Waste together and can’t wait to see you at the Nightjar Festival over Summer – every Thursday throughout January in Torquay and every Friday throughout February in Geelong.

Nightjar Festival Dates:

Torquay

Thursday, January 4th
Thursday, January 11th
Thursday, January 18th
Thursday, January 25th

Geelong

Friday, February 2nd
Friday, February 9th
Friday, February 16th
Friday February 23rd

 

 

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We are excited to announce our line up of talented musicians for the 2017 Nightjar Festival season returning to Torquay on Thursday evenings throughout January and to Geelong on Friday evenings throughout February.

The first night of the Nightjar Festival season on Thursday 5th January in Torquay sees us welcome Little Georgia, Shining Bird, Neda and Tumbarumba and Vanderville Smash.

Little Georgia are a Folk-Grunge who, amongst a sea of rhythmic and raw guitar tones, deliver both beautiful harmonies and compelling lyrics which reveal the honesty in their music.

Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW who have received widespread acclaim for their unique brand of layed-back Australian pop.

Neda and Tumbarumba create an instant festival atmosphere with Neda arriving and finding the stage in a decadent costumed procession with the Tumbarumba male Samba Drummers. They will have you up dancing to their rhythmic Samba beats. Fanfare and merry making at its best!

The first night of the festival will conclude with an explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove as The Vanderville Smash take the stage. Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. They are renowned for having packed dance floors at their shows!

Find our complete line up for the festival season here:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

FESTIVAL DATES & MUSIC LINE UP

05JAN2017 LITTLE GEORGIA || SHINING BIRD || NEDA AND TUMBARUMBA || VANDERVILLE SMASH.
12JAN2017 VANDERLAY || MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS || DAVE ORR BAND || BULLHORN.
19JAN2017 LARK || YIRRMAL || FLAWED PEACE || SQUID.
26JAN2017 DIRTY SOUL || KATTIMONI || THE SUGAR CANES || GANGA GIRI.
03FEB2017 RILEY PEARCE || FRIDA || LADY OSCAR || THE PEEKS.
10FEB2017 JIMMY DAVIS || PASSERINE || THE TESKEY BROTHERS || SKELETON CLUB.
17FEB2017 YOUNIS CLARE || SWEET FELICIA & THE TRADIES || PUGSLEY || HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON.
24FEB2017 THE RUN || REVOLUTION || GYMNASTICS IN THE SEVENTIES || MOJO JUJU (SOLO).

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Let the Summer Begin!

It’s the start of Summer and you all know what that means…it’s almost time for the Nightjar Festival!

Busting at the seams, the Nightjar Festival in Torquay has now added a second licensed area to relax in. Nightjar welcomes on board Geelong’s crafty folk of Southern Bay Brewery, Aireys Inlet’s boutique craft brewers – Rogue Wave Brewing, the Bellarine’s beautiful wine from Baie Wines and the famous Sangeria from Spanish Gourmet Caterers. Throughout February in Geelong you will once again see the passionate local brewers from Blackman’s Brewery featuring their brews in the boutique Driftwood bar and you will be drinking in style with the festival’s new wine bar in the Johnstone Park rotunda from Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

2017 is gearing up to offer you more of what makes this festival unique. We are all about family, community and connecting. Torquay – Thursdays evenings in January & Geelong – Friday evenings in February. We can’t wait to see you there!

Nightjar Festival Dates:

Torquay

Thursday, January 5th
Thursday, January 12th
Thursday, January 19th
Thursday, January 26th

Geelong

Friday, February 3rd
Friday, February 10th
Friday, February 17th
Friday February 24th

 

 

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