DND rock Bluesfest 2015
Dieseln’Dub made a breathtaking impact when they hit the Mojo stage for their Bluesfest debut, proudly wearing shirts emblazoned with the protest “STOP The Forced Closures of Remote Aboriginal Communities” in solidarity with over 150 communities across Western Australia in danger of being shut down by the Australian Federal and WA State Governments. Deemed as “unviable” by the Premier of WA Colin Barnett and dismissed as “lifestyle choices” by the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the communities have called out for support from the wider population to recognise their connection to country and the lands that have been home to their ancestors for tens of thousands of years. Heeding this plea, Declan Kelly and the Dieseln’Dub band and special guests chose to wear the shirts to express their opposition to the community closures, and dedicated their Bluesfest shows to the communities, in support of their fight to keep their homelands. Dieseln’Dub also performed on the Crossroads and Delta stages to packed crowds across the weekend. Special guests Frank Yamma, Alex Lloyd and Xavier Rudd lent their voices on some songs making for some magical moments. The images below and live videos on the Video page, capture the intense energy and solid vibes of these very special shows. For Dieseln’Dub performing at Bluesfest was an absolute honour and a major highlight.