Rockin’ for West Papua events taking over Australia this October

Gathering to make some passionate noise in rallying around the peoples of West Papua, multiple shows around Australia are kicking off – in conjunction with other global events – from October 6th – 8th. In its second year in 2017, the Rockin’ for West Papua global concerts have been massive, with events taking places across Australia and abroad in South Africa, England, New Zealand and Spain.

 

With over 100 artists taking part, these concerts are going to be unmissable. With West Papua still enduring horrific living conditions, constantly living in fear, it is unacceptable that such issues aren’t being given due exposure in mainstream press in Australia, given our close proximity to West Papua itself.

To find out more about recent developments surrounding the historic ULMWP Petition that was submitted to the UN General Assembly this month, check out this Guardian article here. The petition itself received signatures from 1.8 million people after it was smuggled from village to village in West Papua, with the majority coming from indigenous West Papuans who risked their lives to sign the petition calling for vote on self-determination.

Of course, much more work needs to happen for conditions to change, but in the concerts Rockin’ for West Papua have been hosting right around the world, more awareness is being raised and the good vibes for peace are being spread importantly, at a time when we could use it the most.

Check the details of the Australian concerts out below and follow Rockin’ for West Papua online here for updates. All money raised will be going towards the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.

 

October 6th | The Central Club Hotel, Richmond
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Featuring: One More Weekend, Brett Franke & Temple of the Tunes, Black Sistaz, West Papuan Community Band

October 6th | The Yo-Yo Bar, Kembla Heights Bowling Club, Wollongong
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Featuring: The Dark Clouds, Eightball Junkies, Night Goat

October 6th | The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale
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Featuring: Dark Horse, Dept. of Gloom, Red Gazelle, Grim

October 6th | The Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah
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Featuring: New Clear Vision, Charlie Rebel, Kold Creature, Kobrakai, Bitter Lungs

October 6th | Valve Bar, Sydney
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Featuring: Sky High, Dawn Laird, MC Trey, Sarah Connor and more

October 6th | Empire HQ Club, Cairns
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Featuring: Ms. V, Kamali, Kaweyova, Koahlition, Justin Wellington, Cameron Cusack

October 7th | The Yo-Yo Bar, Kembla Heights Bowling Club, Wollongong
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Featuring: Patrick Lyons & The Band of American Creek, The Numbered, Justin Frew, Renee Steele, Swamp N Beats

October 7th | Coronation Hotel, West Ipswich
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Featuring: Deadbeat Society, Sol Tradas, Eat City, The Dickersons, Friendly Fire, Captain Cake, Jocks, The Irrits, The Gutter and more

October 7th | Lot 19 Arts Hubs, Castlemaine
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Featuring: MC Madeline Hudson, members of the Black Orchid Stringband (Melbourne West Papuans), Corker Orchestra, Gooses Bridle, MC Izzy, DJ Wasabi, Kestral, Brighton Whiteley, Chris Scott, Complimentary Caravan & West Papuan short films.

October 7th | Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle
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Featuring: The Davs, Kimura, The U-nites, The Milkmen, Moorditj Brothers, Kings Queens Duo

October 7th | New Tattersalls Hotel, Lismore
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Featuring: Fly Agaric, Hybridize, Monkey & The Fish + Punks for West Papua doco screening

October 7th | The Loft Bar, Warrnambool
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Featuring: John Hunter Combo, The Lowdown Brew, One More Weekend, The Defibrillators

October 7th | Happy Yess, Darwin
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Featuring: WildWater, Acid City, Ben Evolent, Summit, Cliffton, June Mills

October 8th | The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Wickham
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Featuring: Kid on a Leash, Lillye, Time on Earth, Monkeypig, Sailors Grave, Trashed Again, The Not Nots, The Craw

October 8th | The Republic Bar and Cafe, North Hobart
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Featuring: Roadkill, The Raccoons, Miss Jones, KashKin, Tim Davies

October 8th | The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
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Featuring: Wartooth, Odius, Charlie Rebel, Monster Fodder

October 8th | Hotel Metro, Adelaide
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Featuring: Apteria, Pigasus, Profiteers, Terania, Sloven

October 8th | Smith’s Alternative, Canberra
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Featuring: Space Party, The Rhythm Hunters, Hence the Testbed, The Guitar Cases, The Standard Deviants, Ronny Kareni

October 8th | The Entrance Leagues Club, Central Coast
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Featuring: Blade of Horus, Grim Demise, The Grounds, Screaming Eagle, Jake Cassar

October 8th | Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
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Featuring: Demonatrix, BlackBreaks, Once Remained, Totofu