Technically the winter solstice is when one of the Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the sun. But unless you’re a professional druid, that probably doesn’t mean much.
For the rest of us, it’s really just an excuse to light giant bonfires and eat food at Northey Street City Farm.
On 22 June, the guys at Northey Street are hosting their annual Winter Solstice Festival, and it sounds pretty epic.
If you haven’t heard of these guys before, they’ve been toasting the solstice for the last 20 years. This year’s itinerary reads as follows: there’s going to be a live stage (stocked with local acts like Mark Moroney, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, and reggae outfit Bearfoot from the Sunny Coast). The whole thing caps off a giant ‘community jam’, backed by 50 African drums and tribal dancing. Sounds wild.
Hungry? There’s going to be dozens of food trucks and stalls on-site, and (even better) the entire festival is zero waste. There won’t be a single use plastic in sight.
The organisers are asking everyone to help out by bringing your own water bottle, keep cup, plate, bowl and cutlery (if you forget, there will be stuff available for a gold coin fee).
No pets at this one, but kids are welcome. You can check out the full run-down over here.
Where: Northey Street City Farm, 16 Victoria Street Windsor
When: 22 June, 12pm – 11:30pm
For more info, click here.
Stuck for movie ideas? Check out Brisbane's new cruelty-free pop-up cinema. It's wall-to-wall vegan flicks.
Image credit: Serkan Turk