SOUL DEFENDER

SOUL DEFENDER PROVOKES URGENT ISSUES OF THE SOUL, RATHER THAN ECONOMICS OR FADS.

IT’S AN URBAN ARTWORK, STAGE, AND 14-TONNE TRUCK AVAILABLE FOR HIRE!

WHAT’S THAT BIG PINK TRUCK?

Soul Defender is a mobile festival stage and urban artwork, designed to facilitate performances as a static stage, parade vehicle or crazy installation. It is an ex-military cargo truck (R6x6, 1984) converted from a war machine to defend the soul with feel-good music, bubbles, fun lighting and fabulous performances.

The truck is owned and operated by Dionysus, a professional events and placemaking company based in Canberra with all relevant insurances and licences, including multiple staff with Heavy Rigid (non-synchromesh) truck licences.

SOUL DEFENDER IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

When you hire the Soul Defender, we tailor SOULutions to suit your needs.

Struggling to know what you need for your upcoming event? Need a DJ yet unsure who can bring the funk and endless smiles to your event? Are you already thinking of putting the event into the “too hard” basket?

The Soul Defender team will take the hassle out of event planning and tailor a package to suit your budget and provide peace of mind.

Soul Defender event hire package includes:

  • ​Sound system with wireless iPad mixer, easily catering up to 200 people (technical specifications on request)
  • Event/stage manager with appropriate licences and insurances
  • Sound engineer
  • Stage lighting; colour and flash controllable 
  • Engineered trussing around the stage; suitable for hanging equipment, promotional material, etc. (Rated to 1 tonne per span). 
  • Strong wind and rainproof cover with collapsible walls 
  • 15 sqm stage, 1.4m high
  • Bubble machines and unlimited bubble liquid​
  • Fog machines and fluid
  • Lodgement of Public Land Use Approval (PULA) and Temporary Traffic Management Permit (TTMP) (where applicable)
  • Custom SOUL light artwork

Additional SOULutions:

  • Customised banners: To make your event stand out from the rest. We can digitally print designs of your choice on 5.5m vinyl banners to be installed on the truck prior to your event.
  • Boost the sound system: Hosting a large event and needing a larger sound system? We have a number of industry contacts and options to explore.  
  • Generator hire: For additional power requirements.

Contact the Head of Soul Defender: 

Oli Hughes | oli@dionysus.events

”If you scratch the surface of this city what you will find is a soul both waiting to be born and under attack. What does it consist of, this stringing together of moments that makes up its substance? Who or what are its enemies? At the border zone between the living and the dead the soul defender carries out its mission, its appearance as startling as a flame leaping up in a dark room, lurid flares that give light to the soul’s material. The Soul Defender’s mission is political, ethical, environmental and artistic – it   travels in the middle ground where the mind strikes the world, a rainbow’s edge where beauty comes into being, where surfaces mingle and provide access to a space where     art and life coexist, a striking of pure otherness creating something sublime…”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – William McClure (Chief Provocateur).

This huge ex-military truck weaponises art to defend our souls, transforming a war machine into a peaceful vehicle for change.

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