|HepFest Adelaide - 2nd October 2011|
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:39
The HepFest is getting closer now everyone, so now is the time to buy your tickets for the event either from VenueTix or The Bridgeway Hotel.
There has been one change to the line up for the Bands that are playing, as Chris Finnen will not be playing at the HepFest.
We now have 9 Bands with a mixture of music ranging from : Blues, Rock, Reggae and Folk.
HepFest - The Bands (Alphabetical Order)
Official Photographer: Danni Blackstreak
Poster Designed by: DJ Ian (Ian Bell)
Special Mentions: Bridgeway Hotel, Mosaic, Hepatitis C Council SA
Color Posters printed by: Clockworks Digital
The HepFest Adelaide, and HEPConcert Sydney are a way of raising awareness of Hepatitis C, the aim is to educate the public and reduce stigma and discrimination.
When people leave they will be more informed and will be able to pass the information to their friends and families, and so on.
As a person who contracted hepatitis C through domestic violence, I thought it important to make the public aware that hepatitis C is not only a disease that is associated with injecting drug use.
For those people that had blood transfusions, tattoos, transplants etc prior to 1992, those are the ones that need to ‘get tested’ for hepatitis C.
I would also like to inform people that if they have ever been in a fight, where there has been an exchange of blood from both parties, then they should also be tested for this disease.
With 15,000 newly infected each year, hopefully we can reach out to another age group.
The ‘treatment’ to clear the virus is lengthy, and extremely difficult to cope with, and lack of understanding from families, friends and the public that we have to deal with on a daily basis has an impact on whether you can cope with completing treatment.
I thought that having ‘concerts’ would be a great way to attract the public into attending, as most people love music, and we would be sure to have a good crowd to share knowledge with.
The addition of a ‘fundraiser’ was a good way of raising money to support those infected with the virus, so the ‘entry fee’ to the concerts would go into a ‘fund’ within the Hepatitis C Councils of both States.
I am hoping that by setting a ‘precedent’ with these concerts that they will become a regular event each year, and that other States of Australia will participate.
Here are some words from Alan Barnes
Alan Barnes grew up in Adelaide with his siblings including brothers Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel) and Swanee (John Swan).
Over the past 30 years Alan has worked the traps around the country entertaining thousands of people from all walks of life.
When Alan heard about the Hep C concert he immediately said yes. This gave Alan an opportunity to not only regroup with an old band member Rob “Pigsey” Puddy who was Alan’s bass player on the Bon Jovi tour more than a decade ago but to also to perform some old favorites for a good cause!
Alan has released a single on iTunes called STAY! and will be performing that song live.
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