2014 CARBON Festival

Kicking off at the end of the month on 29-30 March is one of my favourite annual events, hosted by the awesome team over at Melbourne's ACCLAIM magazine. CARBON Festival explores the landscape of style, culture and creativity. With forums and panel discussions from leaders in these fields, the two-day event is one of Australia's premier contemporary festivals. This year's CARBON festival will take place at the Storey Hall Auditorium at RMIT University.

CARBON 2014

Embarking on its fourth year, Melbourne’s esteemed annual event – CARBON – is back on this year and it’s just over a couple weeks away. ZOMG. So exciting!

I look forward to this event every year and the fact that I am now based in Melbourne just makes it all that much sweeter.

CARBON Festival returns over the March 29th – 30th weekend to explore the current landscape of style, culture and creativity. With forums and panel discussions from leaders in these fields, the two-day event is one of Australia’s premier contemporary festivals, with a handful of side events that are worth checking out too!

This year’s line-up of guest speakers sees a host of creative individuals – more from the world of art, design and photography though and not so much from the written word, which I admit I’m a little disappointed about. Past forums that featured writers were so motivating and inspiring. Oh well, can’t have what you want every year.

Nonetheless, I’m still pretty excited to catch some of these guests speak about their creative fields – particularly LA-based graffiti artist Patrick Martinez and Australia’s own genre-killing, beatsmith and producer Ta-ku.

Janette Beckman, Hardy Blechman, Paul Devro, Richard Kern, Stephen Malbon, Mark McNairy, Mike O’Meally, PrettyPuke, Levi Ramsey, Brent Rollins, and Jeff Soto completes the roster for 2014’s CARBON Festival line-up of guest speakers.

If you’re a fan of music, fashion, photography or art, one or more of these names will mean something to you. And if you don’t have any plans for the last weekend of March, I strongly suggest you grab your tickets to attend this forum in Melbourne for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Honestly, when are all these names going to be under the same roof again?

CARBON 2014 - Schedule of Events

And if you need just a little bit more convincing, check out the video below to see what went down last year.

CARBON FESTIVAL 2013: Day One Highlights from ACCLAIM Magazine on Vimeo.