One night stand in Kyogle? Yeah!
Kyogle is not exactly entertainment central when it comes to the younger people. Or the older people for that matter. Like many towns in regional Australia theres pokies, theres Dancing With the Stars, and theres the video shop but not a lot of live entertainment. And what little there is, is in pubs. And the younger folk arent allowed into pubs. So what do you do?
Last Tuesday night, Kyogle Council agreed to support the Kyogle Chamber of Commerce (in conjunction with Kyogle Youth Action) in their bid to bring four top Australian bands (The Living End, Xavier Rudd, The Herd and Kid Kenobi) to Kyogle in April as part ofTriple Js One Night Stand initiative.
Kyogles got no live music scene directed at young people. All the bands play in the pubs and we get moved on if were standing outside trying to listen, said Phil Poussart, a senior student at Kyogle High School.
So now to get the Triple J One Night Stand to Kyogle, the town needs 4,000 signatures on petitions. Everyone on the Northern Rivers should get behind this project, sign a petition and give something to the younger people in the area. (A bonus is that a local band gets to play support to these mega bands.)
There are petitions waiting for your signature in the Mecca Caf, Caddies Coffee and Choppers Music (Lismore), The Neighbourhood Centre, Vibes Record Bar and Choppers Music (Casino) and in most shops in Kyogle. Or at youth centres and council chambers throughout the area.
Or, if you cant get to a petition, email a note of support for the Kyogle One Night Stand (giving your name) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note petitions close next Monday, February 27, at 12pm. So SIGN UP NOW!
For more info phone Ernie Bennett (Kyogle mayor) on 6665 1137 or Megan on 6632 1519.