JINJA SAFARI TO HEADLINE SUNDAE SESSIONS CHARITY EVENT
Some of Australia’s best loved bands will be rocking Bondi Beach this Summer as the music line-up for Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is announced.
Bringing music by day and movies by night to the world’s most famous beach until March 2, the Sydney leg of the nationwide tour commences on Friday January 24 with a showing of‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ with indie-popsters Lime Cordiale playing live.
This Australia Day, don your Akubra for the first Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Session in the series. A bonza afternoon of entertainment awaits as Franky Walnut will be taking to the stage before a screening of the Aussie classic ‘Crocodile Dundee’.
February 2 promises to be the highlight of the season as Jinja Safari who are known for their energetic live shows and their dreamy folk pop will be headlining the Sundae Sessions Charity Night. Spearheaded by effervescent frontman Marcus Azon and Pepa Knight, the five-strong band wielding African, Indian and indie inspired sounds will be performing tracks from their self-titled debut album before a screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
The support act billing is up for grabs as Ben & Jerry’s are on the look out for brilliant bands to play alongside Jinja Safari. To get involved and find out more visit facebook.com/BenandJerryAustralia.
Throughout the rest of the series cinemagoers will be able to experience the soaring vocals ofLouis London, the signature blend of rocking-roots and country-blues from JR Reyne andJordan Millar’s acoustic-pop. Plus Iluka, Little May, Anabelle Kay, Ben Gumbleton, Ollie Brown, Melody Pool and Bec Sandridge will be showcasing their vocal talents.
As always, the Sundae Sessions events will feature free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for all as well as a host of fun lawn games – where the much loved Putt Putt and Pick a Pat will be joined by a new addition, Giant Cow Jenga! Bean loungers and deck chairs are available for maximum comfort as guests settle in to watch the cinema proceedings. And what’s more, all proceeds from ticket sales to the February 2 event will go towards WWF’s marine turtles initiative.
If that wasn’t enough, guests will be able to enjoy the perfect ice cream accompaniment as Ben & Jerry’s will be serving up their latest new flavour ‘Scotchy Scotch Scotch’. Created in honour of the beloved Ron Burgundy, the TV news anchor with a penchant for all things Scotch. This creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swirl – is sure to have everyone saying, “I love Scotch. Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch! Here it goes down, down into my belly!”
Doughboy will be on hand providing tasty fare for cinemagoers and a selection of delicious drinks will be available at the bar.
The full film program for Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is now available online and includes an array of family favourites, retro classics and all the latest and greatest new releases.
Tickets are available from openaircinemas.com.au.