By That Festival Site | 18 May, 2023
In a much-anticipated announcement, Yours & Owls Festival confirms its return in 2023, embracing its roots at the University of Wollongong (UOW). This move comes as a part of a three-year partnership deal between the festival founders, all UOW alumni, and the University. The exciting reunion will kick off on the weekend of October 14th and 15th this year.
The Yours & Owls team plans to make full use of UOW's campus, turning its grounds, ovals, and laneways into a dynamic festival arena. Festival founder Ben Tillman shared the team's delight in returning to their alma mater, where the idea of the festival was first conceived. The festival-goers are invited to experience the thrill of live music in the very place where Yours & Owls began its journey.
University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor and President, Patricia M. Davidson, echoed the sentiment, commending Yours & Owls for its significant contribution to Wollongong's cultural and creative scene. She sees the partnership as a natural fit and a wonderful opportunity to highlight the university's picturesque campus while offering a safe, relaxed environment for quality live music.
The festival operators believe that the permanence of UOW's infrastructure will allow for a seamless experience for the attendees, with less waste and alignment with both the festival's and the university's carbon emission reduction goals.
In addition, the University of Wollongong offers various all-weather facilities, promising a more weather-resilient Yours & Owls Festival experience. This assurance comes after the unfortunate cancellation of last year's event due to extreme flooding at the former Stuart Park site.
Save the dates and gear up for a revitalized Yours & Owls Festival experience in October 2023 at the University of Wollongong!