The Wollongong music scene has a reputation for supporting progressive causes and issues. Now local bands and musicians are rallying together to support Rock the Vote Wollongong!, a campaign to promote progressive outcomes at the local government elections in September 2011 and they’ve just released this short doco outlining the campaign for this year!

The organisers of Rock the Vote Wollongong have produced a CD compilation and a massive live music show to celebrate the return of democracy to the city, after 4 years without an elected local council.  In 2008 Wollongong City Council was sacked by the NSW State Government following an ICAC investigation into corruption. A major concern to many in the community is that the former General Manager of Wollongong City Council – who was implicated in the corruption scandal – is now running for Mayor. The ethos behind Rock the Vote Wollongong! is to promote progressive outcomes in Wollongong’s local government elections. The aim is to mobilise young people and the music scene behind the idea of progressive election results.


Rock the Vote Wollongong! Show Details

Date: Friday 2nd September 2011

Venue: Dicey Rileys, 333 Crown St Wollongong

Transport: Wollongong Train Station is 2 mins walk, or FREE CBD bus loop runs til 10pm and drops at Piccadilly Centre (2 mins walk).

DOUBLE SET by Melbourne-based Ox and the Fury (feat. vocalist Ezekiel Ox of Mammal, Over-reactor, Full Scale, and drummer Lucius Borich of Cog, Floating Me)

SUPPORTS are Yardvark and Policing in Crisis

Attendees will also receive a FREE copy of the Rock the Vote CD, a compilation CD featuring a host of Wollongong bands put together to celebrate the return of democracy to the city. The CD is only available at the show.

PLUS: there is a SECRET BALLOT for the first 50 presale tickets purchased, which includes CD extras and a voucher from Haworths. Info on the SECRET BALLOT available at ticket sales desk (see details on tix below).

Main Street studios have now offered a recording package for the Secret Ballot as well!!

Tickets: $10 presale, or $12 at door (unless the event presales sellout!) Presale tickets are limited, so get in quick! Tickets can be bought over the counter at:


– MUSIC FARMERS store, 5 Crown Lane Wollongong, ph (02) 4228 0459

– Haworths Music store, Shop 2/22 Durgadin Drive Albion Park Rail, ph 02 4256 0088


This event is +18.


ABOUT Rock the Vote Wollongong:

Rock the Vote Wollongong is a non-profit initiative organised by musicians from the local music scene.

Rock the Vote Wollongong is supported by:

Mainstreet Studios

Relative Silence Media

Haworth Guitars and Music Centre

Radar Illawarra

Huchi Muchi

Whats On In

Funbooth Photos

Dicey Riley’s Hotel