Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Festival Transforms Ipswich; Good Vibes at Earth Frequency

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Festival Transforms Ipswich; Good Vibes at Earth Frequency

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Byline: Emma Clarke emma.clarke@qt.com.au

THERE'S a place in Ipswich where birds on shoulders are expected, the scorching heat is embraced and pants are discouraged.

Earth Frequency Festival took hold of Ivory's Rock at Peak Crossing at the weekend while police took control of potential drink and drug drivers on the region's roads.

The festival has a strong focus on arts, education, healing and community spirit and is featured on the national social calendar as one of Australia's most significant transformational gatherings.

It has developed extensively from its beginnings with 300 people more than a decade ago, and is an event kept unique with numbers capped at 5000.

Displays ran for four days from Friday and featured live and electronic music, performance, visionary art, workshops and lectures, a family and kids' space and a positive community vibe.

Organiser Paul Abad said the festival gained popularity year after year.

"Earth Frequency is somewhere between the vibe and creativity of smaller underground music events and the epic scale of large festivals like Woodford and Splendour," he said. …

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