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We are in the process of organizing a large festival and concert to be held on the weekend of World Rhino Day & Heritage Day: 22nd and 23rd of September 2012. It will be a two day event, fusing conservation and entertainment together in one eye opening experience. It is being held at Franklyn Park Hoedspruit ,Limpopo Province South Africa and will include overnight camping as an option for festival-goers. Crafts and numerous other stalls (food & drink included) will all be situated on the grounds too. The lineup will consist of South African musicians, artists, celebrities, conservationists, and performers. By presenting South Africa's critical problem in a way that is easy to relate to for all generations, we believe that this festival will contribute to slowing down and stopping our rhino murders. If we do not do something today, our rhino will be extinct within SEVEN YEARS.
The Limpopo Province is one of the hardest hit when it comes to Rhino poaching ,and that is why we feel it is necessary to hold the event out here, let the people that attend the event get a feel for the amazing nature and wildlife in the area that is being ravaged at present.
We have absolutely no doubt in our minds, that if the right kind of people get involved in this project it can become a massive event and possibly an annual event that could benefit all of those involved ,but most importantly our threatened rhinos. We believe that the artists and companies that get involved in this event will be showing a true support for the fight against poaching and will only be seen in a good light by the South African Public.
We will most definitely be getting people travelling through from Tzaneen, Phalaborwa, Polokwane, Johannesburg, Nelspruit , White River and possibly Lydenburg . We are aiming to have at least 1000 people attending for the first event.
Confirmed Bands (More to be confirmed soon)
• Please note that the bands mentioned below are giving freely of their talents and time to show their support in the fight against Rhino poaching.

2nd Life
Agro (Sponsored by Audiosure)
Alter Irving (Sponsored by Audiosure)
Apollo7
Blue Bird Theory
Cold Hand Chemistry
Earl Grey and the Croquet
Facing the Gallows
... Gadabout
If 6 was 9
Jason Hartman
Liezel Graham
Mezzanine Floor
Nova Rise
Poverty of Ideals
Son of a 1000
South of Nine
The Sunday Punchers
Wysdiman
Zoey's Fallacy

Other bands that have expressed interest that will confirm yes or no by latest July include:
Fuzigish
Locknville
Goldfish


WHO WE ARE
Hoedspruit, located close to the Kruger National Park, has been hit heavily by the current poaching situation. Our team consists of 12 extremely motivated individuals united by the devastating conflict we are all witness to every day, ranging from business executives to students, tattoo artists and lodge owners. We combine a great deal of skills and passion to bring you ROCKING FOR RHINOS.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Ultimately, we want rhino poaching to stop. However, this is currently only a highly optimistic view. In the mean time, we want to do everything we can to contribute to the slowing down of the species' extinction. Currently, this means putting pressure on local and foreign governments to stand up and take action. How do we do this? By creating an ultimate awareness in a way that people of all ages, generations, and backgrounds can identify with.
WHERE THE FUNDS WILL GO
Every single cent will go to those fighting the battle; The anti poaching teams in our area. It will be put into training, bullet proof vests, two way radios, and anything else that those on the ground need to stop poachers from massacring such a magnificent species.
If you are in any ways interested in getting involved with this event to try and make a difference for the last remaining Rhinos of South Africa, be it sponsorship or giving freely of yourself as an artist or helping in any capacity possible ,please do not hesitate to contact me.

Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for your time!

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