Organisers are hoping that thousands of international visitors will not converge on the town of Western Plains for next year’s 164th Festival of Mono-culturalism.
The festival, which runs from 1 January to 31 December, celebrates widespread lack of interest about what happens outside Western Plains, never mind outside Australia. It showcases traditional life in this part of the world and includes demonstrations of local skills such as panel-beating, sheep-tackling and pommy bashing, as well as some more modern skills such as off-shore processing and tear-gassing juveniles in detention.
This will be the second time that artistic director Kylie Bormann has run the festival. Taking a break from her busy schedule at the chip shop, Bormann promised that next year’s festival will be more mono-cultural than ever. She has promised brand new exclusion zones, longer terms in prison without trial, life time bans for attempted illegal entry and quite possibly a few deportations.
‘Visitors can be assured that that indigenous culture will not be forgotten’ said Ms Bormann, ‘But it will be ignored.’
For a full list of artists who will not be allowed to appear click here. For a full list of people who will not be allowed to enter Australia contact your local embassy.