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Cockatoo Island Festival moves up river

Author: Jack Tregoning
Saturday, December 3, 2005
The Cockatoo Island Festival was one of the highlights of the 2005, and in 2006 Mixed Industry - the crew behind the unique event - will stage The Great Escape. Held at the new site of Newington Armory, just up the river from Cockatoo Island, the festival will stretch across the Easter Long Weekend, from 14-16 April.

Over 100 heritage buildings, including hillside bunkers, industrial warehouses, munitions factories and picket-fenced houses, dot the 90 acre locale. The Armory will be transformed by a cast of international and domestic acts, including Silverchair, Donavon Frankenreiter, Wolf & Cub, Decoder Ring, Paul Mac, The Herd, King Tide, Cornerstone Roots and many, many more. Early bird tickets and camping passes are available from Ticketek and Moshtix from Friday 23 December. Everything you need to know is at