Pledging for The Newcastle Weekender ends today!
Update (10:25am): just received a confirmation email from Pozible that the project has now reached it's target. Good on you guys! Wink face.
The Croatian Club, Newcastle. Paradise.
Happy Monday mate. What did you blow your money on over the weekend? A hangover? A double bacon McMuffin? A rare limited-edition cassette which you'll never be able to play because you threw out your Sony Walkman in 1996? Well, turn your wasteful ways around like a beat on a Glorious Estefan track, by pledging some dollars for The Newcastle Weekender Festival.
The Newcastle Weekender is a music-related experience that's set to run from Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 5 in collaboration with This Is Not Art at the home of good times — Newcastle, Australia. It's being curated/organised by Chris Hearn (yep, this guy, that guy and the other). Hearnsy has already locked in a series of events at his own Terrace Bar — including a 10-year anniversary celebration of Bloody Fist Records — to run from the Thursday to Saturday, as well as a bumper all-day event on the Sunday at The Croatian Club, featuring six stages curated by RIP Society Records, Bedroom Suck Records, Y202 Records and Flip To Presant.
But, in order to get it off the ground and up into your memory banks as the greatest weekend of your life, they need a handful more dollars. At the time of typing there was only about $115 left to pledge for it to reach it's $3000 target.
Of course, this isn't some pissing-banjos-in-the-wind operation, and in exchange for your hard-earned you'll also get a variety of 'prizes', including alcoholic beverages, entry to the festival and the highest of all high fives.
Get on it / see you in October. (PS: I might see you before then).