For the eighth year in a row, Rock the Earth is activating audiences at Bonnaroo through artist performances and interviews on the Solar Stage, the presentation of documentary films at "Green Screens", and by leading the festival's mobile phone recycling drive.
CO--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Rock the Earth, a
national not-for-profit environmental organization that partners with the music
industry, announced today, for the eighth year in a row, its participation in
the largest music festival in the United States -- the 11th Annual Bonnaroo
Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., June 7-10.
Earth will hold a series of artist interviews and performances live on
Bonnaroo's Planet Roo Solar Stage, as well as present a series of environmental
films at the festival. To coincide with its environmental programming, together
Rock the Earth and Bonnaroo are conducting a cell phone recycling campaign that
will reward those participants who recycle their old and unused mobile phones
with free goodies and entry into the daily drawing for prizes.
by Rock the Earth's founder and Executive Director, Marc Ross, the theme of
this year's performances and discussions on the Planet Roo Solar Stage will be
"Social Change Through Music." Attendees will learn what inspires
musicians to be activists, and it will explore the synergies between the
artists that create music and music's interconnectedness to the environment and
"Social Change Through Music" interviews and performance participants
include: Chad Stokes (Dispatch; State Radio); Ivan Neville, Dennis Casey &
Bob Schmidt (Flogging Molly); SOJA; ALO; Blind Pilot; Infamous Stringdusters;
Katie Herzig; Rubblebucket; Hey Rosetta!; Honey Island Swamp Band; Stooges
Brass Band; Red Baraat; The Deep Dark Woods; Bhakti; Charles Hambleton (The Big
Fix); Ayn Pivonka (Gulf Restoration Network); Matt Wilhelm (Calling All Crows);
and several more to be announced.
addition, Rock the Earth will again host "Green Screens Presented by Rock
the Earth," an award-winning environmental film series that will take
place in the Cinema Tent, featuring Q&As moderated by Deb Shufelt. The
following films will be featured:
Sundance Winner "Chasing Ice"
introduced by Director/Producer Jeff Orlowski who will also lead a post-film
"The Big Fix"
introduced by Ivan Neville, with a post-film Q&A with Producer Charles
Hambleton and Ayn Pivonka of Gulf Restoration Network;
"The Island President"
introduced by Bob Ferguson of Oxfam and the film's soundtrack features
Radiohead who will be performing at the festival;
"Last Call at the Oasis"
introduced by a special guest, with a post-film Q&A with Lindsay Guetschow
of the film's distribution company, Participant Media, and David Whiteside of
the Tennessee Riverkeeper;
"#ReGENERATION" introduced by special guests, with
a post-film Q&A with Film Director Phillip Montgomery and Producer Matt
Bonnaroo's Evolving Sustainability Program" a short film by Ashley Hillis.
complete music schedule and Cinema Tent line up, please visit Bonnaroo's home page and Bonnaroo Cinema
Mobile Phone Recycling Campaign, Win a Pair of 2013
Now in its fourth year, the Rock the Earth's 2012 mobile cell phone
recycling campaign kicked off on Memorial Day weekend at Summer Camp in
Chillicothe, Ill., Del Fest in Cumberland, Md., and MeadowGrass in Colorado
Springs, Colo., and will continue over the next two weekends at Mountain Jam in Hunter,
NY, Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark., and Bonnaroo.
If you are not
attending these festivals, All Good, Floyd Fest and High Sierra will also be hosting Rock the
Earth phone drives this summer. Everyone who participates receives free
goodies, such as a 20 percent discount from the LiveNation Store (not good on
concert tickets) and other items courtesy of Rock the Earth and the festivals.
addition, each phone redeemed is worth one entry in a daily drawing for
fantastic prizes, such as CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, free music downloads from Live
Downloads , 2013 festival passes and more. You may also recycle your
old cell phones online with Rock the Earth at www.rtephonedrive.com.
Looking forward to @RocktheEarth @Bonnaroo film series @chasingice
@The_Big_Fix @IslandPresident @LastCallOasis @ashleyhillis @regenmovement
Roo Solar Stage hosted by @RocktheEarth Marc Ross to include @dispatch
@_floggingmolly @callingallcrows & more here.
Bring unused cell
phones to the education-outreach tent @Bonnaroo, support @RocktheEarth
recycling effort, free prizes http://www.rtephonedrive.com/