What is O’Heart Festival?
This year’s O’Heart Festival coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, on the weekend of August 16 – 18. We have a wonderful programme of events lining up, including a Wellness Festival at the Tyalgum Hall, a Sustainability Festival on the parklands across from the General Store, an Environmental Art lounge at the Butter Factory, and live music and stalls throughout the village all weekend. Most of Festival is FREE to the public; with only a few ticketed events. There are plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy, and lots of family-friendly areas to chill out between workshops, presentations and gigs.
Why “O’Heart”? Well, simply put, the inspiration behind the Festival is to provide a moment of immersion into a culture of “Opening the Heart”, that is, learning to live on the basis of compassion, love, inclusiveness, environmental awareness and consciously making a difference. It is opening our hearts to the remembrance of what we intuit is possible for humanity. It will be beautiful weekend in Tyalgum, with yoga, qi gong, breathing and movement workshops, environmental awareness talks, workshops and films, market stalls, an environmental art exhibition and of course, music performances throughout the village over the weekend. This not-for-profit festival will remain a single use plastic-free event with solar powered stages and a zero waste aim, all the while giving people education and encouragement to change little actions that have a big environmental impact.