Background and history
The brain-child of ARIA winning artist, DIESEL, and the Lizotte family, Breath of Life Festival was created in conjunction with the Australian Lung Foundation with a vision to create an iconic event which would attract people Australia-wide, generating awareness about lung health and raising funds to continue their valuable work.
In 2011, with a view to creating a bigger and better festival and keeping our dream alive, The Australian Lung Foundation found a partner who not only shared our vision, but offered the skills, experience, and faith to take the event to the next level of success.
In 2012, the Breath of Life Festival ran for the first time in Launceston, organised by locally managed, Global Sports Marketing and Events Company, Octagon Australia. The Breath of Life Festival set a new benchmark, delivering one of the largest music festivals ever held in Tasmania.
Breaking the national trend for music festivals, the 2012 Breath of Life was phenomenally successful. With over 16000 in attendance and an unparalleled line up of who’s who’s in international and national artists, nearly $70,000 was raised for research in to chronic lung disease.
The exposure resulting from the success of the festival also generated an additional $500,000 donated towards this important cause.
With plans underway for an even bigger 2013, it looks like the Lizotte family vision is well and truly a reality.