Love’s Long Path is an award-winning, award-giving and community-based music and arts festival that is the longest running youth music and art festival in Australia.
The festival was founded in 1999 and was the first in New Zealand to combine music, arts and community in a way that celebrated Indigenous cultures.
Love’s festival has seen over 1.4 million people take part in its journey to the States since 1999.
In the first six months of 2018, the festival had more than 2,000 people travelling to the USA.
A total of 4,000 young people from all over the world travelled to the festival, while nearly 4,500 young people travelled to New Zealand, representing Australia’s largest youth population.
More:The majority of those travelling to America were from Australia’s inner city, with most arriving in New York City, New York.
Love and the Love’s Journey Crew were honoured to be selected as a New Zealand Cultural Heritage Site in 2018.
The New Zealand Tourism Board has also supported Love’s journey to America, with the support of the New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Love was one of the most successful Australian artists of the 20th century.
The Sydney Opera House is home to a large section of Love’s legacy.
In 2008, Love wrote and performed “The Love’s Song” at the Sydney Opera.
The song was used as a musical accompaniment to the final song of Love and the Journey Crew’s performance of “The Great River.”
In 2013, Love and his band, The Love’s Crew, performed the song at the Australian Opera House.
Love died in 2016.