Music festivals called on to ban Wicked Campers

Music media platforms have written about our campaign calling on Australian music festivals to ban Wicked Campers. Read the coverage below:

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Splendour In The Grass is among four Australian music festivals being called on to turf Wicked Campers (that’s the popular brand of campervans-for-hire that are often splashed with grossly misogynistic images and slogans) from future events.

Activist group Collective Shout has penned an open letter to the organisers of Splendour, Rainbow Serpent, Big Pineapple and Woodford Folk Festival, urging them to outlaw the offensive vans ASAP.

The organisation goes on to cite Wollombi Music festival organiser Adrian Buckley’s recent total Wicked Camper van ban as a shining example for the rest of the nation’s festival heads to follow:

“Some festivals around Australia have made the decision to ban individual Wicked Camper vans if they contain an offensive slogan. But we would urge festivals to go further and following the lead of Adrian Buckley in banning all Wicked Campers from your event. This would send a strong signal that you will not allow Wicked Campers to be represented in any way at your festival. Our thousands of supporters around the country would welcome this move.” Read the full article here. 

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Music Festivals Across Australia Called On To Ban Wicked Campers, The Music

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Grassroots movement Collective Shout, which works against the objectification of women in media, advertising and pop culture, has issued an open letter to four festivals - Splendour, Rainbow Serpent, Woodford Folk Festival and Big Pineapple - urging them to introduce a complete ban of Wicked Campers.

It comes only months after director of NSW's Wollombi Music Festival, Adrian Buckley, announced Wicked Campers would not be welcome at September spectacle.

"Some festivals around Australia have made the decision to ban individual Wicked Camper vans if they contain an offensive slogan. But we would urge festivals to go further and following the lead of Adrian Buckley in banning all Wicked Campers from your event," Collective Shout's statement reads.

"This would send a strong signal that you will not allow Wicked Campers to be represented in any way at your festival. Our thousands of supporters around the country would welcome this move." Read the full article here.

See also:

Why we’re calling on music festivals to ban all Wicked Campers

Open Letter to Australian Music Festivals: Collective Shout Calls on all Australian Music Festivals to Ban Wicked Campers

Wollombi bans Wicked Campers. Others must do the same

Petition: Drive Wicked Campers off the Road

 


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