Music fans unified at Tarwin Lower


MORE than 7500 heavy music lovers gathered in Tarwin Lower over the weekend for the fourth sold out Unify gathering festival which was once again a huge success.

Those lucky enough to attend were treated to two nights and three days of some of the best heavy bands in the world, including sets from Architects and Australia’s own Parkway Drive and the Amity Affliction.

Local band Mirrors opened the festival on the Friday afternoon and also received a great response.

Organisers said they were very pleased with the event overall and praised the behaviour and attitude of the audience who attended, many who had travelled from interstate and overseas to be there.

As in previous years, Unify gathering was held across the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve and pony club and involved a number of local community groups including the Tarwin Lower Football and Netball Club, Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower Men’s Shed, the Tarwin Lower Community Health Centre and the Tarwin Lower and District Bowls Club.

Many local businesses, contractors and volunteers were also engaged to help make the event possible.

“We’d really love to thank all the local community groups and volunteers for their amazing work and for helping make Unify such a special and unique event,” co-director Rhett McLaren said.

“It’s the only event of its kind in the southern hemisphere and to be able to host it in the area we grew up in is a real honour.”

In addition to the funds raised throughout the event, according to event survey data it is estimated that those in attendance spend $75 per person on average in the local area generating more than half a million dollars for the local economy.

Unify is committed to staying in South Gippsland and the organisers are excited to start planning for the 2019 event.

Sold out crowd: 7500 fans of heavy music came together over the weekend at Unify in Tarwin Lower to enjoy punk, hardcore, and metal bands from all over the world.

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