Mental Health & Live Performance

Mental Health & Live Performance

After a few incredibly challenging years for the mental health of musicians, artists and the wider community, the importance of human connection and creative outlets has never been greater. The shared experience at festivals is hugely beneficial to the health and wellbeing of the community and Wanderer artists are thrilled to return to performing in front of live audiences.

Lachy Rose from Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird said today, “Music has always been fundamentally founded on earnest and authentic connection. Especially in the wake of the last few years, the creation of spaces, communities, crowds that feel safe and honest is paramount. We’re lucky to be stepping back into this musical world with so much intention and heart.”

Josh Teskey from The Teskey Brothers concurred, “After the ups and downs of the past few years it’s so important for musicians to be back out there working. We are thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to perform at Wanderer Festival.”

Jack River said, “Artists are under constant pressure to perform – on social media, on stages, to their teams and their audiences. There is no shortage of factors that make the music industry a tough place to work and feel content. As songwriters, we are all great at expressing our emotions in music, but starting a conversation with each other is just as important. I am proud to play at a festival that recognises the importance of mental health for young people.”

Wanderer Festival is proud to partner with headspace Bega, a free youth health service where young people (12-25 yrs), their friends, family or carers can find someone else to talk to. When things aren’t going so great in your life, you can get support from people who are sensitive to your needs and skilled in working with young people. Please support the great work of headspace Bega in youth mental health by donating to them when you purchase your Wanderer Festival tickets.