MusicNT’s All Good Project is excited to partner with Dancewize NT to support the safety and wellbeing of attendees, staff and performers at this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS music festival on Saturday, 21 May.
Expecting over 17,000 attendees at the sold-out Mindil Beach festival, Dancewize NT and the All Good Project will assist festival-goers to party safely, look out for those around them and speak up about unsafe behaviour they see or experience.
Dancewize has a successful history supporting a range of major festivals across the country, including last year’s BASSINTHEGRASS and the Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT, the organisation responsible for Dancewize NT at BASS this year, believe the increased scope of harm-reduction this partnership provides will be of even great benefit to all involved.
“Moving forward, we’re very excited to work with the All Good Project to create a holistic program focused on the unique climate, population and substance use patterns of the Territory,” said AADANT Executive Officer Peter Burnheim.
“Utilising local staff, volunteers, resources and supports, we’re creating the NT’s own harm reduction and health promotion model for music venues and major events.”
While the All Good Project has been working exclusively with live music venues across the Territory to increase safety and wellbeing over the past 18 months, Program Manager Shauna Upton said the expansion to include festivals happened quite organically.
“MusicNT had plans to develop a festival arm of the All Good Project in 2022 for delivery in 2023, but have been contacted by a number of festivals wanting to implement harm-minimisation strategies this year,” she said.
“This collaboration with Dancewize NT through AADANT could not have come at a better time and will really enhance the work we can do with other festivals throughout 2022 and beyond.”
Dancewize is currently still accepting expressions of interest for volunteers for the May 21 festival, anyone interested should contact email@example.com.
Those attending this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS are encouraged to keep an eye out for the Dancewize rovers (you can spot them in purple shirts), or to pay a visit to the chill-out zone for assistance, tips and tricks to party safely.