Purple Hatter’s Ball Unveils Thursday Pre-Party, Lineup Additions, And Polish Ambassador Action Day

first_imgThe ninth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball is going down at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park over June 17-19 weekend, with headlining acts from livetronica favorites Papadosio, cutting edge live electronic brotherly duo The Floozies, energetic musician and activist The Polish Ambassador, Jerry Garcia Band founding member and longtime collaborator Melvin Seals and JGB, New Orleans prog-funk five-piece Earphunk, the conscious world-reggae sounds of DubConscious, progressive jam band The Mantras, the one-and-only sacred steel master Roosevelt Collier, rising stars The Hip Abduction, and many more. Today, Purple Hatter’s Ball comes together with a bucket of exciting news just days before the Early-Bird Ticket prices go up on Saturday, May 21st. The festival has been upgraded with the exciting plans for a first-ever Action Day with activist The Polish Ambassador, a Thursday Pre-Party, and the line-ups for the Silent Disco and the Beach Stage.Fitting to the spirit of giving, The Polish Ambassador launched a platform to gather musicians and fans to instigate community action called actiondays.us. He’ll be hosting a meeting at the intersection of music and activism on the banks of the Suwanee River, welcoming all festival attendees to come together early on Thursday, June 16 to unite in action. The experience is sure to build important skills, strengthen relationships, and provide tangible regenerative projects that will make Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park better for all participants to come. You can sign up right now HERE. The projects go as follows:Project 1: Restore and prepare garden areas to plant a Food Forest that will nourish the land and people for generations to come.Project 2: Build multi-purpose Waste Management Stations that reduce the amount of waste, energy, and resources consumed by inefficient disposal practices.Project 3: Learn about Soil Testing (what is in the dirt, and is it good for you?), Mycoremediation (mushrooms that clean it up!), Permaculture (how plants, animals, and people interact together) and more.As important as these food forests, waste management stations, and soil testing are, Purple Hatter’s Ball is happy to extend free camping and admission for anyone who participates in the Action Day to the Thursday Night Pre-Party, which will feature Sunsquabi, Savi Fernandez Birthday Band, Space Kadet, and Gypsy Elise. Tickets currently on sale to the public here.In addition to these newly announced Thursday Pre-Party artists, they’ve also unveiled the line-up for the Beach Stage, which is located along the wild black-water Suwannee River, and perfect for dancing away on hot summer days, and the late night Silent Disco, which will keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning. Featured artists include Vlad the Inhaler, Sir Charles, Elliot Mess, Combustible, and many others. Check out the full lineup card below:Purple Hatter’s Ball also features live art, yoga, and workshops. It’s the perfect environment to experience the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park festival grounds, famous for hosting Wanee, Suwannee Hulaween, AURA, and more, during a laid-back and intimate event. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the park’s endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and disc golf.Purple Hatter’s Ball benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation in honor of longtime SOSMP friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. You can learn more about the horrific story of her loss here. Rachel’s story has been featured on 60 Minutes, Dateline, and 20/20.Early-Bird Tickets are currently on sale through the festival’s website, but increase in price on Saturday, May 21. There are also Morningstar Miracle VIP Packages that include VIP area access, dinner (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), an official poster, and t-shirt. For a limited time, the park is also offering a very special deal – a cabin for 4 and a golf cart for $575. There is no better way to experience Spirit of the Suwannee in style!last_img read more

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Japan may free more regions from emergency as new virus cases drop: Asahi

first_imgJapan may lift its state of emergency in more regions this week as new coronavirus infections drop, the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday, moving to resume sorely needed activity in the world’s third-largest economy, battered by containment measures.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe freed 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures last week from a blanket state of emergency, while urging people to adopt a “new lifestyle” of social distancing and guard against a possible spike.This week, the government could drop the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo from the list of eight remaining ones, while maintaining curbs on Hokkaido, Tokyo, and those around them, the paper said, citing an anonymous government source. Like other world leaders, Abe faces pressure to balance protection of public health with avoiding the collapse of the economy, which is facing its worst postwar slump.First-quarter data on Monday showed Japan slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, as the virus ravages businesses and consumers.With much of Japan now freed from the emergency, coffee chain Starbucks re-opened about 850 stores on Tuesday, including some offering only takeout in the prefectures still under curbs. Among other businesses, Toho Cinemas said it would reopen 23 more theatres on Friday.The Japan Sumo Association is also exploring prospects of resuming a summer tournament in July, it said, after cancelling a tournament originally set to start on Sunday. Its decisions would take into account the results of antibody tests begun on Monday for members, including wrestlers and referees, the association added.The ancient Japanese sport has been hit especially hard by the virus, with several organization members testing positive, as well as the death last week of a 28-year-old wrestler.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Pogba, Martial out of Manchester United’s trip to West Ham, James doubtful

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United are still without injured trio Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for Sunday’s Premier League trip to West Ham United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.He also said Welsh winger Daniel James is a doubt for the game.Pogba picked up an ankle injury in a 1-1 draw with Southampton before the international break.Martial and Shaw have not featured since Manchester United’s league defeat by Crystal Palace on August 24.“Not really, no,” Solskjaer said, when asked if Pogba and Martial would be fit for the weekend’s match. “They’ve not been training yet so I don’t think so. (Luke) won’t be ready.James, who has scored three goals in five league games this season, suffered a knock in a 1-0 win over Leicester City last weekend.He was unavailable for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League victory over Kazakh side Astana.“Daniel James? I don’t know,” Solskjaer added. “He’s not trained the last few days. Hopefully, but not sure. We’ll have a recovery day with everyone tomorrow and we’ll see on Saturday”. Tags: ANthony MartialLuke ShawManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerPaul Pogbalast_img read more

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VGC, Native FC Dominate at Nike Soccer Tourney

first_imgThe maiden edition of the Nike Homecoming football competition came to a thrilling end recently with VGC FC and Native FC emerged champions of the tournament.The three-day event, which was a mixture of music, art and sport was organised by Boy Better Know Africa and the sporting segment of the event was curated by BallOff and took place at Upbeat Centre in Lekki.The football tournament was in two fold with the first made up of mixture of male and female players from various backgrounds, as well as local academies.The second part of the tournament had an array of international celebrities and social influencers which included the Nigerian/British  musician Skepta and others.In the first tournament final, VGC FC defeated Chad FC by 2 – 1 to win that category of the tournament.Whilst Immaculate FC defeated  Industry Fc by  2 – 0 to win the third place match. The other teams that featured in this category were, YM FC and FBG FC.The second part of the tournament had various celebrities battling it out for the coveted first place position. Former Super Eagles players such as Daniel Amokachi, Garba Lawal, Ike Shorunmi, Julius Aghahowa and Taribo West also graced the event by playing a novelty match with the All Star team selected from the celebrity tournament. The Ex-internationals won their match 2 -1.At the closing ceremony, the Brand Communications Manager, Nike football, Mr. Neil Potter, said that the company’s aim of organising the tournament is to create a meaningful cultural exchange which was certainly achieved.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Championship strugglers Charlton call for fans’ backing amid protests

first_img1 Championship strugglers Charlton have released a statement following protests by home fans marred Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough.Supporters held a mock funeral before the clash at the Valley, while a large number of beach balls were thrown onto the pitch during the match.Addicks fans were voicing their displeasure at the way they feel the club is being run by owner Roland Duchatelet, with Charlton currently 23rd in the Championship table, five points adrift of safety.In a statement addressed to the fans, Charlton have said some individuals “want the club to fail” and have called on supporters to back the team as they bid to retain their Championship status. The statement said: “Last Sunday, some individuals did not come to the Valley to watch the game and support the team, but came to create disorder on the pitch and interfere with the players and the game. Disorder which is, allegedly, needed to drive change in ownership and management.“Whom would they expect the club to be sold to? How long would a sales process take? Is it easier to sell the club when it is in League One rather than Championship?“Some individuals seem to want the club to fail. This is a confused approach, since following this logic leads to exactly the opposite of what we all want: staying in the Championship.“We have nine games left in which we have to get six points more than our competitors. The team just got seven points out of three games.“We still have the chance to make it happen with the support of the fans until the very last game. We must believe it is still possible. Every football fan knows the 12th man is a crucial factor in the success on the pitch.” Addicks fans voiced their displeasure at the way owner Roland Duchatelet is running the club last_img read more

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