Australia’s first mental health and music festival

IMPORTANT: We regret to inform you that Torch Fest 2020 has had to be postponed, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic affecting so many across the country. We are working hard to reschedule for a later date and will communicate here once it has been rearranged.

On Saturday 4th April 2020 a new mental health music festival will hit Sydney; Torch Fest.

Listen Up Music will complete a full complex takeover of The Factory Theatre, and all 6 of its stages, to put on music, mental health, comedy and theatre programming for a purposefully intimate crowd of 1,200 attendees.

56 artists including Alfie Arcuri, Austen, Daft Punk Discovery, Ellie Drennan, Nyxen, Tia Gostelow, Timomatic and Yuma X will take to the 4 stages of music across the duration of the 1 day festival.

All performers on the day will perform their Torch Song, the light that gets you through, as part of their full set and the festival will distribute battery-powered torches to each attendee to flick on when each of the Torch Songs are played throughout the day.

The festival will attract attendees that want to see their favourite artists in an up-close-and-personal setting, not in a sprawling field with thousands of people, and will enable artists and fans alike to be vulnerable and feel safe through a unique experience.

In addition to the music stages, Torch Fest will house a stage of comedy, featuring 10 comedians, and a stage with dedicated mental health programming, featuring mindfulness, music meditation, silent disco, mental health talks and will provide attendees with tools and resources to take care of their own, and others’, mental health.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

– Hans Christian Andersen

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