The Apollo Bay Winter Wild Festival was born after the 2015 Christmas Day fires which closed the Colac Otway Shire adn the economies of its coastal communities ground to a hold. From the ases a festival emerged dedicated to showcase everything the Colac Otway Shire has to offer.
In 2017, the Apollo Bay WinterWild Festival embraced the all four elements; Water, Earth, Air and Fire. 2018 sees the Festival embrace Death and Birth because in the forest, there is no life without death.
All things live, and all things die. The Mountain Ash, when it is fallen, sighs a deep gasping breath before it dies. There is no darkness without light and there is always light within the darkness. Death is the lover of Life. The last gasp is the first breath as Life rises ecstatic from the marriage/deathbed, ready to birth again.
Some stories are universal. In 2018 the festival pays tribute to the power of landscape and history. It recognises all that has been built has been upon loss. There is no life without death.
No doubt this festival is going to be just as fantastic as last year so book your tickets now.
For more information, and the festival program you can head on over to their website here.