#AUSMUSICTSHIRTDAY Feature Series – Carolyn Bedford – Festival Director For Dead Of Winter

The Good Call Live Team are coming together in support of Support Act for #ausmusictshirtday … and we are doing it with a little help from our friends!

Next up we have an amazing, hard working, inspiring woman whose work with the local music scene in Brisbane (and beyond) is something extremely special and appreciated by so many. Carolyn Bedford is the festival director for one of Brisbane’s biggest and best annual music festivals, Dead Of Winter. Carolyn‘s work within the music scene spans many years; she’s been putting on gigs since 2007 and used to run fortnightly gigs and events under the name Switch . Carolyn has worked as a stage manager at many festivals including, BIGSOUND, Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Mojo Burning and Redlands Rockabilly Festival. She has worked for Soundwave, Stereosonic and Good Things Festival. As well as being state rep for DRW Entertainment and Metropolis Touring, having run over 100 VIP meet and greets. With all that and more under her belt, Carolyn is a much appreciated and important addition to our feature series!

Have a read of what Carolyn had to say about her choice of band shirt and the importance of talking about and supporting mental health in the music industry:

Remember – YOU can help support the cause too by donating to our Official, Support-Act endorsed fundraising effort HERE

Tell us about your Aus Music T-Shirt: 

“It was hard to choose just one because there are so many great Aussie bands.  The Black Swamp are one of my favourite local metal bands and I own 4 of their shirts.  This one is the cover art from their 2018 EP, ‘Witches’ which gets high rotation on my car stereo.   Love these guys live show, their energy and sludgy riffs are killer.” 


Aus Music T-Shirt Day is a super important initiative in the Australian music industry. Why is it such an important initiative to you? 

“The Australian Music industry is a tough gig.  Long hours, time away from family and loved ones, financial instability, and exposure drugs and alcohol are the norm in the music industry and mental illness is endemic. 

Aus Music T-Shirt Day not only celebrates the work of Aussie artists, it also helps to raise funds for Aussie artists, arts workers and crew who devote their lives to creating a vibrant Aussie music scene for the enjoyment of others and have fallen on tough times.”

We know that mental health can slip under the radar in this business. Why is it vital to talk about your mental health? 

“There is still a culture of silence around mental health that prevents people from seeking help.  We should be able to have these conversations openly, without fear of judgement, so that we can get the help and support we need.   We are not superhumans and it is ok to ask for help.”

Follow Dead Of Winter Festival on Facebook HERE!

Check out some live footage of Pangaea from Dead Of Winter 2018 filmed by the local legends at Rockit Live Studios!


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