The Mane Event

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The Mane Event

Three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. It is a heartbreaking figure indeed. It is also something not always understood. We know the fine work beyondblue does in order to combat not only the fallacies around depression and anxiety, but in working to reduce their impact. Next month beyondblue teams up with The Lions Club, Music Workshop, Forte and The Barwon Club for The Mane Event, a solid day and night of tunes where enjoyment, education and fundraising get an equal billing. The inaugural event will welcome over 20 Australian acts who will perform across three stages. In awesome news, Painters and Dockers will perform at the event, marking their first Geelong performance in 20 years. Painters and Dockers formed out of Melbourne in 1982. The band’s second album, 1988’s Kiss My Art, spawned four singles – ‘Nude School’, ‘Die Yuppie Die’, ‘Love on Your Breath’ and ‘Safe Sex’. The first two achieved Top 50 success. Bob Log III, Mick Thomas and Nick Barker are also among those set to perform. All profits raised from the day will be donated to beyondblue. The Mane Event takes place at The Barwon Club, Geelong on Saturday, October 11 from 12-midday to 1 a.m. Tickets are currently available through Oztix.