Laneway are implementing a 1800 hotline for you to report shitty behaviour at the festival
Joining forces with Camp Cope and their #ItTakesOne campaign.
Header image: Camp Cope by Sian Sandilands.
This Australian summer festival has been one of the most incident-heavy in recent times, from crowd crushes to numerous reports of sexual assault, you could look at it from one of two ways. 1 - it's been a bad season, or 2 - it's been the same as every year, only now people are starting to speak up and out against poor behaviour at music events. We're firmly in the belief that it's the latter, because 2016 more than any year was the one we began to open a dialogue about making events and venues safer spaces for everyone to enjoy.
And a big part of this shift in attitudes was Camp Cope's fantastic initiative last year - #ItTakesOne - with artists from around the globe encouraging people to stand up against shit behaviour.
Given recent events, and our shifting attitudes towards respecting each other and not accepting bad behaviour, it's rad to see St Jerome's Laneway stepping up to join the #ItTakesOne cause. With the Australian leg of the festival kicking off in Brisbane tomorrow, Laneway have teamed up with Camp Cope and a number of other acts to promote safe and respectful behaviour at the festival, and shows in general.
Along with this, they'll be implementing a hotline - 1800LANEWAY, which attendees can call if they experience or see any disrespectful behaviour. So check the video out below, save that number in your phone, and let's keep working towards 2017 being the year we truly do make music events a safer space for all.
Thu 26 Jan - Brisbane
Sat 28 Jan - Melbourne
Mon 30 Jan - Auckland
Fri 3 Feb - Adelaide
Sat 4 Feb - Sydney
Sun 5 Feb - Fremantle
More info/tickets: LANEWAYFESTIVAL.COM