Bloodied sinus cavities won’t be the only thing leaking at this year’s Splendour In The Grass (sorry!!!). In a coup which quashes all doubt surrounding Splendour’s place as Australia’s most culturally relevant music festival, organizers have added the floating head of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to their fantastically curated Splendour Forums.
Noted as the Wikileaks founder’s inaugural address at a
Tipi Forest music festival, Assange will cover everything from the truth behind WikiLeaks to his subsequent arrest in London via a pre-recorded video statement that will screen as part of Friday’s session Big Brother v Little Brother: From Government and Big Business to WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Who Really Controls Our Online Secrets?
As previously reported Julian’s Mum Christine Assange will also be present. As will his Australian lawyer Grace Morgan, his long-time colleague and co-author Dr Suelette Dreyfus, leading IT security analyst and podcaster Patrick Gray and ABCTV’S Hungry Beast presenters Marc Fennell and Nick Hayden.
Big Brother v Little Brother: From Government and Big Business to WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Who Really Controls Our Online Secrets? will be moderated by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow and takes place at midday on Friday 29 July.