Over the Easter long weekend, we attended Bluesfest at Byron Bay and joined in their 30th-anniversary party. Along with 100,000 other folks we enjoyed the cool vibes and awesome musical talent over five days.
The Rainforest 4 team at Bluesfest 2019
Of course, we also had our always present motivation for sharing the rainforest conservation message. Our team of six spoke with over 1,000 people, getting a great response to our conservation projects in the local region, in the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland and Indonesia. Twenty-five good folks were inspired to sign up and become ‘Rainforest Champions’ supporting our projects by making a recurring monthly donation. An affordable donation on a monthly basis helps people make saving rainforests part of their lives. Others chose to give one-off cash donations helping us raise another $587 for more tree planting and rainforest habitat regeneration for the threatened species.
We were lucky enough to see some famous faces and catch some amazing artists whilst spreading the word. From the activist musician Nahco, songwriters David Gray and Norah Jones, and cool ensembles Snarky Puppy and St Pauli and the Broken Bones.
Thanks to Bluesfest director Peter Noble and the Bluesfest team for providing us with an information stall and tickets for our staff free of charge. Bluesfest has been very supportive of local nonprofit organisatons and we greatly appreciate the support.
We’d like to thank Bluesfest for supporting our important work and putting on one of the greatest festivals in Australia!