[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 http://act.landcareheroes.com/profile/corinbank-festival/25/102/
Attached image: the scene at Corinbank 2009. Photography by John Griffiths.
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Corinbank Festival, 26-28 Feb 2010
An immersive arts, music & sustainability experience
Corin Forest Mountain Resort, ACT, Australia