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Earthdance 2003

Author: Clea Woods
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
The First Ever Free Outdoor Electronic Event in the Heart of the CBD, Federation Square.

On Saturday September 20 2003, Melbourne will unite with 120 events in over 50 countries to create the world's largest synchronised dance festival for World Peace. Earthdance Melbourne was initiated in 1998 and has developed from a nightclub event to a free daytime music festival. Held in Gasworks Arts Park in 2002, Earthdance attracted more than 3000 people and was an incredible creative success.

Earthdance Melbourne's continuing force is to create positive opportunities for young people through music, art and performance. In 2003, Earthdance moves to a high profile location, Federation Square, in the heart of Melbourne and will create a one-day music festival showcasing a broad range of electronic live acts and DJ's as well as gifted performance artists.

The Day's Program Includes:

Opening Ceremony 11am
Chanting & Meditation for Peace with the Tibetan Community
Organik Magik Mandala Dance

Hesius Dome with Ornament Live
The Rush Effect Live
Mantrix Live
Decoy Live
Andrew Till
Miss Renee

Closing Ceremony
Tribal Drumming Percussion & Dance
Dambi Dancers (Sudan)
Decor courtesy of Voodoo, Sioux and Amanda King.
Also featuring VJ Mandala.

Full Event to be broadcast live on SYN FM 90.7fm.
RMITV Earthdance Documentary to be filmed on the day.
Tibetan Market

Free Entry.
All Ages.
All people, performers and healers welcome.
No Alcohol.
No Fire

6th Annual Earthdance Benefit Night
Presented by Universal Language.

Following the Earthdance (Day Party) Festival at Federation Square, Universal Language are proud to present Ostara, the Official Earthdance Benefit Night at the Colonial Hotel.

Join people across the globe at over(100)120 parties in 50 countries as we unite to give peace a dance with the traditional global dance floor link up at 9am with the "Prayer for Peace".

Featuring on the Dancefloor:
T.D Shagga, Sensient, (Spaghetti Head)delete, Avidd, Corporal Punishment (Alias & Sgt Dan), Organik Magik (Krusty and Paul Kearney), Steve Barr and Freq.

Featuring on the Earthfloor:
Brother Jack, Miles Jackson, Baggs, (Kundalini and Bobby Raver.)

Colonial Hotel
(240 King Street)
Cnr King & Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne
Doors open 8:30pm
Advance $25/$20 Conc
(Tickets $20 conc/ $25 full presale
$30 (on the door)
Absolutely no free list.

70% of proceeds (will be donated) go to Earthdance Melbourne to be (passed on)donated to their nominated charities:
Gyuto House, Nying- Jey Projects and a Melbourne based youth charity; Endless Life

Earthdance September 20 2003
Global Festival for Peace
Coinciding with UN World Peace Day
Federation Square Melbourne