Corinbank coming back in 2010

Jazz 24 August 2009 9

[First filed: August 21, 2009 @ 13:47]


Corinbank Press Release, 21 August 2009
Corinbank Arts and Music Festival Blasts Back in 2010 to Support Canberra Artists and Musicians

Corinbank, now Canberra’s leading alternative arts and music festival, is on again from Feb 26-28, 2010. Set in the pristine Corin Forest Mountain Resort and just a 45 minute trip from the city, Corinbank is currently accepting applications from performers. “Since it’s inception, Corinbank has showcased the best emerging musicians and performing artists in the region to large, appreciative audiences. Our policy is to reserve at least 50% of our performance slots for local artists — that’s something we are really proud of…” says Mark Bradley, Corinbank Artistic Director.

“More than 2000 people partied all weekend in 2009 and next year we anticipate even more.”
“Corinbank is all about community. At the festival, we help weave a rich tapestry of arts and artists, music and musicians, founded on self-expression, self-reliance, community and participation.“
“Importantly, as well as supporting up-and-coming artists and musicians, we intend to continue our award-winning philosophy to leave no trace on the environment.” “If you’ve been to Corinbank already, you’ll know what an incredibly fun party atmosphere is generated. And if you haven’t been yet, then you should put it on your list for next year and get ready to experience the best Canberra has to offer.”

Fringe Festival Axed
Mark says “It was a real shock to hear of the demise of the stand-alone Fringe Festival in the last few days,”
“Fortunately, we still have Corinbank which will continue to help local artists thrive.”
Online music applications are now open and close 14 September 2009, while visual and performance arts applications open shortly.
“I encourage applications from local performers for 2010, particularly those affected by the recent Fringe Festival announcement.” said Mark.

Corinbank 2010 tickets on sale in September
Pre-sales tickets will be available from mid-September — but get in quick, tickets sales increased by 80% from the first year in 2008. Marketing Director Nic Welbourn said “After a sell-out last year, we’ve managed to increase capacity by a small amount for 2010, but we expect tickets to sell out well in advance of the festival this year.”

Yet another Corinbank award nomination The 2009 event was critically acclaimed by the public and
artistic/performance communities alike and has continued to win official acknowledgements and awards.
This time Corinbank has been nominated for an ACT Landcare Award — you can vote for our People’s Choice award and leave comments at

Attached image: the scene at Corinbank 2009. Photography by John Griffiths.
For more information and media resources, please contact:
Nic Welbourn
Communications Director,
Corinbank Festival, 26-28 Feb 2010
An immersive arts, music & sustainability experience
Corin Forest Mountain Resort, ACT, Australia

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9 Responses to Corinbank coming back in 2010
Katie Katie 4:23 pm 27 Aug 09

Take kids by all means, just camp in the quiet camping area they set up for that purpose or put up with the noise from adjoining camp sites. I went last year and there were heaps of kids and kid friendly activities, such a great thing to see at a festival until it got to the kids bedtime (8.30pm) and we found ourselves being told off by grumpy parents because we were hanging out at our campsite when not at the festival stages. If they had have actually adhered to the camping plan it wouldn’t have been a problem.

emd emd 1:14 pm 27 Aug 09

Has anyone taken their kids to Corinbank? From the website it looks like there’s lots of fun activities for little kids. But I’d really like to hear from someone who’s done it – what age group did you take to Corinbank, did they have fun, and was it worth all the work on the parents part?

Vonbare Vonbare 10:00 am 24 Aug 09

Such a fab event – I can’t wait for 2010!

bloodnut bloodnut 2:18 pm 23 Aug 09

Can’t wait for the ‘bank….

simbobloke simbobloke 11:45 pm 22 Aug 09

I think Corin is quite happy running themselves without a loudmouthed twit irritating everybody, thanks…

TheObserver TheObserver 4:17 pm 21 Aug 09

Maybe Corin could ask Jorian to run a fringe???????

GB GB 3:37 pm 21 Aug 09

I-filed said :

Fringe funding possibility?

To make a fringe for it, you would need to oppose its central tenets. Maybe Summernats could be re-branded as the Corinbank Fringe?

Seriously though: for a public investment of the same order as the fringe, Corinbank puts on a grand event. Can’t see how it could easily translate that into a fringe-festival-for-everyone type thing, but maybe its possible.

I-filed I-filed 2:25 pm 21 Aug 09

Fringe funding possibility?

Overheard Overheard 2:13 pm 21 Aug 09

Definitely in my top three festivals of the year to date. Just a wonderful place, wonderful people, and I’ll hack off the superlatives there before you need a bucket.

Don’t think twice: get involved or rock up as a punter.

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