Check out the live feed from the launch of the Solar Stage at the Northern Beaches Music Festival at Collaroy on Saturday October 22nd. Clip includes interviews with ‘Under The Weather’ from Walgett,Members of Lock The Gate and Knitting Nana’a and a tour of the off grid zone.
Despite cloudy weather the stage worked with Solar powered Sunny Bins and a Solar inverter/generator crowd funded for this event and beyond.
Although it was cloudy the Sunny Bin generator was previously sun charged so was able to provide stage power for the bands on the day . As whales breached out the back of the near perfect 3ft grey long waves Mal riders lazily surfed beachwards.
Sun powered sounds filled the air, global beats D.J’s Mashy P and Dr Kalimantan spun sets and live bands played for about 5 hours.
The crowd funding campaign that raised the money for the Solar generator buggy to be made for the festival also got the Walgett band ‘Under The Weather’ to come down from Northern N.S.W and play on the stage.
Finally the sun came out late mid afternoon and topped up the batteries from the quite heavy current draw from the Walgett band with their Marshall and Bass amps and the zones stage mixing equipment. Other live acts, Stu Tyrrell, The Lurkers, Scarlet’s Revenge weaved acoustic, folky, celtic post punk vibes through the day. Stay tuned for more off grid cinemas and gigs with this Sunny Bins Solar Sound System this summer and beyond. Click and surf the slideshow of the day…