As we literally count down the days until the inaugural trip to Tarwin Lower, UNIFY Gathering organisers have revealed overnight the festival has officially SOLD OUT, making it a clean sweep five years in a row. Fans will be gentle moshing, UNO circle pit playing and coconut bowling (+ whatever else they come up with this year) surrounded by the likes of Underoath, Karnivool, Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, Hellions, In Hearts Wake, Dream State, Turnstile, Trophy Eyes, Ocean Grove, Drown This City, Falcifer, The Plot In You, Dream On Dreamer, State Champs, WAAX, Clowns and well a shitload more over the epic weekend which kicks off at the AM//PM Emo Night Pre-Party tomorrow night.
Before we get there, event staff have urged patrons to look after themselves and each other with plenty of help and resources to makedamnsure they have the best time possible.
The Lighthouse returns at UNIFY Gathering, which is a space that provides a range of resources, crowd care initiatives and support if required across the weekend, 24/7. Dancewize, Don’t Fret Club, BMF and the UNITY Crew will be calling The Lighthouse home in 2019. Whether you’re looking for peer support or a place to chill, The Lighthouse is your festival friend.
Maps and Set Times for the event can be found here
Before you get to the new venue UNIFY have teamed up with Vanessa to make sure you get to and from the festival safely. Vanessa will set up two pit stops along the #RoadToUnify at Cochranes Park and Leongatha Centenary Park, where you can rest up and grab snacks, goodies and also have the chance to score a VIP upgrade for you and your mates! Document your #RoadToUnify journey using the hashtag, and tune into In Hearts Wake’s socials to keep up with theirs too! See you on the road.
We also encourage you to go into the weekend with the festival’s mentality:
For those of you hoping to get some merch or collectables signed, the signing tent will be back, opening and running for you again this year, the times are below, but get in quick because spaces are limited
Remember as well UNIFY supports YOUR CHOICE – a music industry supported campaign initiated to address the growing cultural issues around behaviour and lack of personal accountability within Australian venues and event spaces. So not only should you be looking after yourself, but those around you. If you see someone is in trouble, do your best to make sure they’re alright and looked after. For more information, head to your-choice.net.au.
Need to cure the boredom on the drive? Check out our UNIFY Podcast featuring Ian Kenny of Karnivool co-hosting and bands from the festival in the playlist right here
Be safe, be kind and most of all, be ready for the time of your lives! We’ll be there floating around the area all weekend so if you catch the Wall of Sound staff make sure you say G’day and if you see our fearful leader Browny (with the beard) or our Wall of Sound UNIFY Intern Winner Adam, make sure you give them a hug.
UNIFY Gathering 2019
January 11 to 13th @ Tarwin Lower, VIC – SOLD OUT
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