I'm so excited!! Why? Because I am making my way back down to Melbourne for this year's CARBON Festival! Dubbed the 'Style and Culture' festival, CARBON has been going strong entering its third year, and providing Australian audiences with invaluable insider tips from the creatives that live inside the industry we all want to be apart of.

Carbon 2013

The CARBON Festival for 2013 is upon us and I have my tickets booked! Booked to fly down and help out that is. Keeping with tradition since the event began in 2011, I am excited to see what the festival will bring this year.

Presented by the fam at ACCLAIM Magazine, this year brings together a massive list of guest speakers including Eddie Huang, Shawn Stussy, Martha Cooper, Dabs Myla, and Ronnie Fieg. The flyer above lists the entire line-up or you can hit up and stay updated via the official CARBON website.

Imagine: all of these influential individuals speaking about what they love to do, and offering tips and advice on how you can get there over one weekend! Priceless.

Every year since its inception, I have been able to sit in on some of these forums and the things you learn is really invaluable.

Besides the main event over the 13-14th April, there will also be the usual side events happening alongside and leading up to the main event, including live painting sessions and of course Sneaker Freaker’s Swap Meet.

If you’re in Melbourne, don’t sleep on this one. Or if you’re like me, and aren’t from Melbourne, head down there for the weekend and get amongst it! It’ll be an unmissable event. Tickets are available here.

Still need some convincing? Hit up the video below to see what went down last year.

CARBON 2012 RECAP from ACCLAIM Magazine on Vimeo.