Yours & Owls Festival 2023 Party With A Purpose, Y + O Sustainability Upgrade!
Yours and Owls have consistently evolved our sustainability practices year after year to ensure we continue to reduce our environmental impact via our Party With A Purpose initiatives.
In 2023, thanks to the permanent structures within our new festival home at the University Of Wollongong, we are once again upping our game!
This year we are transitioning to electrification via clean renewable energy sources where possible by utilising the existing power on-site at UOW, a large amount of which is solar power. We will be contributing towards solar upgrades that will supply solar energy to the UOW UniBar year-round, greening up gigs at the UniBar! This contribution equates to roughly 62 kWh, which in turn would produce approximately 82,500 kWh per year. To put it in perspective, an average household consumes about 6,000 kWh per year.
Each year, as the festival grows, these additional solar panels will be directly powering important areas of the Yours and Owls Festival site, including stages, with the long-term aim to have the majority of the event powered purely by renewable energy sources.
Alongside our 2023 Sustainability Partner BetterCup, we will be eliminating all single-use plastic beverage containers. The BetterCup system enables punters to return or swap their cup, which is then returned to the BetterCup Warehouse, washed and shipped out to the next sustainable festival.
We are also eliminating plastic water bottles, so we encourage you to BYO water bottles, empty on entry, with refill water stations peppered throughout the site.
Introducing the VIPoo experience! A prototype of portable waterless toilets at the Metropolis Locale that turn human waste into fertiliser for growing food and reduce the festival’s carbon footprint by eliminating wastewater, sewerage and chemical treatment. One person’s waste is a gardener’s treasure!
We will be minimising waste going to landfill by sorting waste into clean waste streams on site. Plastics, cardboard and aluminium will be recycled, and food waste will be composted. This effort means we can continue to work towards our goal of keeping 90% of waste out of landfill.
Official 2023 Yours and Owls Festival merch will be printed on organic, ethical, climate-neutral clothing products so you can feel good about your new threads too!
Capturing data to record waste production and water and energy consumption so we can work out our carbon footprint and implement new processes that help us reduce our impact on the earth, year on year.
Yours and Owls is partnering with Peloton for Plastic and Wollongong City Council’s Rise and Shineprogram to help clean up our coastline on International Coastal Clean-up Day, Saturday, 16th September. With $10,000 worth of festival tickets to giveaway on the day, you’d be silly not to jump on your bike and head down to Puckeys to join the crew. BYO gloves and RSVP HERE.
A huge thanks to our official Sustainability Partner for 2023 – BetterCup. Bettercup is a female-founded, award-winning, impact-led enterprise from Melbourne, and launched in 2018. As Australia’s leading reusable cup and reuse system supplier for major events and venues, Bettercup has cemented a place within the industry with a strong, authentic reputation.
Join this year’s line-up:
Bakar | Broods |Chet Faker
Descendents | Earl Sweatshirt
Golden Features | Hilltop Hoods
Hobo Johnson | Lil Tjay | Masego
Meg Mac | Ocean Alley | Oliver Tree | Peach Pit
Safia | Vera Blue
Angel Du$t | Big Wett | Daily J | Dice | Ekkstacy | Fazerdaze
Forest Claudette | James Marriott | King Mala | Old Mervs
Pacific Avenue | Phony Ppl | Redhook | Royel Otis
RVG | Shag Rock | Sorry | Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers
Teenage Dads | The Grogans | The Rions | The Terrys
The Vanns | Tia Gostelow | Wallice
Babyface Mal | | Billy Otto | | Full Flower Moon Band
Girl And Girl | Go-Jo | Lazywax | | Phoebe Go | Possehot
Rum Jungle | Stevan | Stumps | These New South Whales | Towns | YB| Wiigz
Das Shmelthaus Line Up
Object Blue B2B, TSVI, Cleo, Club Angel, DJ PGZ, Kornél Kovács, Lauren Hansom B2B Mike Who, Luca Lozano, Sam Alfred, Seb Wildblood, Skatebard, Tangela.
Stay The Night:
Wollongong and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget; including camping which is located on Fairy Meadow beach at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort head over to yoursandowlsfestival.com.au for details.
Pre Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Wed June 28 (enter the Audience Republic Comp by registering for pre-sale here: https://bit.ly/YAO23Presale)
General On Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Thur June 29 via Moshtix
Moshtix is the only authorised ticket seller for Yours and Owls and all tickets must be purchased through Moshtix to be valid at the gate. Fans will be able to control their tickets via their Moshtix account which will include the ability to change the name on the ticket, resell their ticket (via private link), resend their tickets to themselves and access Moshtix Fan Experience.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our partners for 2023: triple j, RISE Fund, University of Wollongong, Destination Wollongong, Young Henrys, Red Bull, Sailor Jerrys, Monkey Shoulder, Fellr, 100 Souls, Brookvale Union, Jose Cuervo and Archie Rose.