Conscious independent hip- hop outfit Hugo and Treats will be headlining this year’s Renew festival.
The MC and DJ team describe their sound as visionary spoken word and creative crowd choreography, mixed with earthshakingly intricate beats and bass, which combine in a show that is inspiring minds, shaking butts and opening hearts around the world.
Many also know Hugo Farrant as the lead voice of Juice Rap News – the satirical news phenomenon, whose guests have included Julian Assange, Noam Chomsky and Scott Ludlum.
As well as rocking the Radicle stage at Renew Fest with his incredible hip-hop, Hugo will be joining a panel discussion on fake news – a session introduced by Echo editor Hans Lovejoy.
Festival director Ella Rose Goninan said, ‘What I love about Renew Fest is that we get to bring together amazing and inspired people, and really get an insight into their processes and see what motivates and drives them’.
‘It’s so exciting that Hugo has agreed to talk on a panel about something that is really challenging the way we think about the role of media in politics, in addition to lighting up the festival with his sensational hip-hop!’
Renew Fest have also announced that Greens senator Lee Rhiannon will be joining the bill, in possibly one of her last appearances as a federal senator.
She will join economist Thomas Keily in conversation to explore what it would mean to really treat housing as a fundamental human right.
The international lineup includes Jillian Hovey from Canada – a renowned expert in ‘social permaculture’, and Helena Norberg-Hodge (though we might claim her as a local!), while the diverse workshop program includes bamboo sculptures, the wonder of mushrooms and their cultivation, and shamanic womancraft. More presenters and workshops continue to be announced each week.
The festival takes place at the Mullum Showgrounds, May 19 till 20, with a special Friday night performance May 18 of This is My Brave at Wildspace, Mullumbimby.
Remember to BYO your keep cup and plate and get among the celebrations of Renew Fest’s epic Zero Waste mass action achievements.
Tickets and more info: www.renewfest.org.au.