As the t-shirt says
, 'Turn up, tune up, and drink up' - and all for charity. The 16th Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival
is hitting Tai Wan To Beach
on Saturday, November 12
, bringing with it bands, kids' games, a craft market, and a new 8km running race, the Lamma8.
A charity event organised by Child Welfare Scheme Hong Kong (CWS HK)
, the Lamma Fun Day has so far raised HK$2.2 million for CWS HK projects since the first event in 2000. The goal for for this year is to raise $300,000 for education projects in Nepal. “Lamma Fun Day is a fantastic way for people to get together outdoors, have fun, and raise money for a very effective charity while improving the life chances of children who have very little,” says event organiser Sonya Yeung of Bliss Creations.
For the Kids
There's plenty to keep the kids busy with daytime activities including, arts and crafts, face painting, games on the beach, and even acro-yoga workshops for children aged 10 years and above. Older kids can also take part in a beach volleyball competition, organised by Hong Kong Volleyball. Of course they can just play in the sand and swim!
For Music Lovers
An amazing line up has been organised by music coordinator Dave Wilkinson. “At least 60 musicians are giving their time to raise money for kids in schools in Nepal and to create an epic day out on Lamma," says Wilkinson. "This cracking line up features some of the best music Hong Kong has to offer - from rockabilly to heavy metal and folk to electronica, with lashings of rock in between.” We can't wait!
Check out the Music Line Up
On the main beach stage:
Wanch rockers Don’t Panic
, Dark Himaya
featuring Ivy Fernie and Aileen Alonso; and winners of 2015's Planetrox China competition, Bamboo Star
with their blues-driven high-energy hard rock.
featuring Tango and Snatch
with psychobilly mayhem; unholy rockers The David Bowie Knives
, foot-stomping indie-folk duo The Bollands
, guitar heroes Shotgun Politics
, heavy metal monsters DP
, and an energetic mix of ska, rap and rock from Dr Eggs
, don’t miss JUNK!
with an internationally acclaimed irreverent mix of almost every genre of music out there. DJ Jimbrowski
is wrapping up the party with “music to move your feet and your soul”.
New this year is the Teen Spirit showcase
, introducing three impressive young acts. X, Alysha Tarr
, and The Folk Ups
will own the main stage from noon till 1.30pm.
Live music on the second stage
kicks off around 1pm with Nepali band Infiltration
followed by kids’ favourite The Hairy Family Jam Band
, Jo! Fantasista, Turing Apples
, and An Di Yi.
To learn more about the bands, browse the Lamma Fun Day official Facebook Page.
Browse the CWS HK fundraising stalls on Power Station Road, including a licensed bar, food stalls, handmade crafts, homemade cakes, plus heaps of second hand bargains, bric-a-brac, clothes, and book stalls. You'll also have the opportunity to spend money for a good cause at the live charity auction where supporters and sponsors have donated generously to this year’s live charity auction. Hot items to bid for include luxury hotel and villa stays, original artwork, children’s activities, ice hockey game tickets, restaurant and beauty vouchers, wine and spirits, a gas barbecue, and a paddle board!
More active folk will have the opportunity to see more of Lamma by entering an 8km fun run, which kicks off the event at 10am. Titled the Lamma8
, the new event follows a trail from the event site to the wind turbine and over the hills to Sok Kwu Wan before looping back to Tai Wan To Beach. Ready, set, go!
Saturday, November 12, (11am-11pm)
Tai Wan To Beach and Power Station Road near Yung Shue Wan, Lamma
Visit the Facebook
page for more information on Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival.
Tai Wan To Beach is a 15 to 20-minute walk from Yung Shue Wan ferry pier on Lamma Island. View the ferry schedule.
Alternatively, junk it out and anchor in Tai Wan To Bay!
About Child Welfare Scheme Child Welfare Scheme (CWS)
Child Welfare Scheme (CWS) was founded in Nepal in 1997 and in Hong Kong (Charity Registration Number 865654) in 2003 by Douglas Maclagan. CWS is a grassroots organisation, working with children, communities, and partners and focuses on giving children back their rights and changing lives in a sustainable way.
Money raised at this year’s Lamma Fun Day will help fund CWS HK’s Child Friendly Schools initiative,
which plans to transform 48 schools in villages near Pokhara in Central Nepal.
The Himalayan nation is only just starting to rebuild homes and schools damaged in the 2015 earthquakes and national education resources are extremely limited. The Child Friendly School project is working to make disadvantaged schools safer for children, improve the quality of teaching and resources and promote child rights. It funds essential practical projects such as building toilets, repairing school buildings as well as providing playgrounds, equipment, electricity and clean drinking water. “We need to make school buildings safe and classrooms more engaging so learning is fun for children,” says Zein Williams, director, CWS HK.
“This project also provides extra teacher training and teaching resources. We reach out to communities to involve parents and promote education, which increases the chances of children attending and staying in schools. Education is also vital to support our anti-human-trafficking work and to make children aware of their rights.”
Make the most of your day out on Lamma with our Guide to Lamma Island