Bursting with live music, local art, markets, food trucks and activations, A Day For The Beaches is a brand new community event taking over Narrabeen’s Rat Park on Saturday 16 November.
Curated by Northern Beaches natives Ocean Alley who are setting out to give something back to their hometown, the event will raise money and awareness for local charities One Eighty Inc. and Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Ocean Alley lead the live music component of the event after standout performances at Splendour In The Grass and One Night Stand, and selling out headline shows across UK, US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Joining the lineup in a celebration of the thriving, local Northern Beaches music scene are rising rockers Dear Seattle, bluesy groove quintet Eagle Eye Jones and indie-rock group Stumps. Rounding out the bill are psychedelic five-piece Liquid Time, alt-rockers The Brights, grungy garage-punk outfit Monkey Knife Fight and indie beach quartet Butterbox
To coincide with the announcement, Ocean Alley are proud to reveal they are ambassadors of local charity One Eighty Inc., a grassroots organisation created by young people, for young people, passionate about empowering communities to make meaningful contributions towards the prevention of youth suicide. Proceeds raised from ticket sales will allow One Eighty to continue operating their Open Up sessions and other programs across the Northern Beaches, and additional funding will assist in rolling out sessions nationally in the future.
Continuing their longstanding association with Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) – an organisation that raises funds for essential equipment, therapies and research for people who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy – Ocean Alley are proud to again team up with CPA to help make a difference in the lives of people living with this physical disability. In 2018, the band donated $2 from ticket sales after two Sydney shows and launched a campaign encouraging donations from friends and fans, which saw them raise $20,000 for the charity.
An all ages - drug and alcohol free event
Located 500m from North Narrabeen Beach and under an hour from Sydney’s CBD on the B-Line, the event is working with the support of Northern Beaches Council to ensure ample public transportation options will be available to safely deliver punters to and from the event. Secure parking and drop off is also available via the Narrabeen Park&Ride facility, which additionally provides up to 18 hours free parking if you complete your journey via public transport.
Access & Inclusion
A Day For The Beaches welcomes punters from the Northern Beaches and beyond, and aims to ensure the day is as welcoming, safe and accessible as possible for all. There will be dedicated wheelchair access into the event and an accessible viewing platform for the main stage within the event grounds. All accessibility information will be provided closer to the event, and people with access requirements are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by Northern Beaches Council and KALOF