Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Northern Tablelands for Yes23 and ANTaR Armidale are partnering to hold a street march followed by a free concert in the Mall on Friday 6th October.

YES campaigners and supporters are invited to gather near the concert stage in the Mall at 4.30pm with banners or signs from their organisation, workplace or club, or just come along and bring friends. There will be a short march in support of the YES vote, returning to the stage area for the concert.

An exciting line-up of local artists will perform from 5.45pm, into the evening. The program will include internationally acclaimed, Tamworth based rhythm, soul and blues musician Buddy Knox, young Indigenous singer Lara Dixon, popular Jinda Dancers from Minimbah Primary School, and two of Armidale’s top bands: The Altones and Four Part Trilogy.

Local food vendors will be serving their culinary delights, and there’ll be a printing activity as well.

Diana Eades, Convenor of ANTaR Armidale, says all are welcome and those with questions about the referendum can get more information at the event.

“The free concert is open to all, regardless of their voting intention. The focus of this event is not on speeches, but on bringing people together to demonstrate the strength of support for the Voice in Armidale and to enjoy a great line-up of entertainment.”

“We will have information about the Voice available, and anyone will have the opportunity to have informal friendly conversations with YES campaigners about any questions or concerns.”

Combating misinformation and disinformation about the referendum is a big focus of campaigners nationwide as we count down to the October 14 vote.

“Organisers are hopeful that our region will deliver a clear YES on referendum day, uniting Australians for a fairer future, despite widespread mis- and dis- information about the Voice,” Diana said.

This is a free event, organised by the local YES23 campaign.

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