Well if there was ever a time to call an “Australia Day 2″ on a music festival this would be it! Its no real secret that FMF is plagued with some of the worse weather Queensland can dish out each year but the music gods severely lost out this year with constant rain all day and atrocious ground conditions – to the point one of the main stages was closed early in the day, but apart from that it was non stop music and pyrotechnics!
Check out our photos of all the fun and mud and more mud at the Up All Night Facebook page
..or see the crispy high res versions on the Up All Night website
So what do you do when you have your first festival off from shooting in years? You run amok with your friends that’s what!
It took a little getting used to, not lugging my gear around and not having to be somewhere 10 minutes ago, but a quick jump around to Millencolin and Sum 41 settles things down for me to camp out pretty much all day at stage 3 for a plethora of punk and ska.
Highlights of that stage were New Found Glory (complete with their own team apparel), Pennywise and Less than Jake. Unfortunately, due to those inconsiderate bastards Social Distortion, deciding to overrun their mid afternoon set by 15min meant all subsequent acts were cut short to meet the 10pm curfew. Not too bad if they had hour long sets but they were all already at a very “punk” 40 minutes.
Even though it was my day off, I still managed a couple happy days through out the day. Check out the Soundwave Festival 2011 Brisbane photos here
What a day! A proverbial rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, but it just goes to show that not even crazy torrential sideways rain can ruin a good vibe!
Much love to all those that turned up and showed their support for our talented locals!
We’ve already got some big plans for next years bash! In the meantime, stay tuned for spin off events
Shout out to all of those that made the event possible…
Lisa – Performances coordinator
Eve – Promo and marketing coordinator
Mel – Art cordinator
Kym – Production assistant and advisor
Knovell – MC and Stage manager
Sholto – Stage manager
John – Production manager
Dion – Production assistant
Alicia – Administration
Katie – Stall assistant
Support the businesses that support you and your scene!
Yungrif – designer tees
Andy DeLore – designer tees and canvas art
Eve – kicks
Nelson – kicks
Afro Denim – designer tees
Chamellieon – photo art, custom toy art
Ben – photo art
Ryan – kicks, bags, tees
(and of course the soulbridgemedia/Fresh Out stall with all the Kidrobot items )
If you want to chase up any items that you may have missed out on during the day, or couldnt make it on the day, give the sellers a yell on the Fresh Out facebook page.
Kuts and Drops
Fergie aka H1pe
Macbeth dance crew
Morgan Macmanus and Omegachild
The Drone Tree
Elements dance crew
Like what you heard/saw on the day? Add your favourite performers and get along to their next gig for a full set!
And finally James and all the top staff and organisers of the Chinatown Mall and Markets!
The rain managed to hold off for most of it and stage closures were kept to a minimum, win win!
Highlight photos for Parklife 2010 Brisbane here
Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, Crookers, Laidback Luke, Felix da Housecat, Mark Schulz and Gareth Emery headline a one of our very few winter festivals for a day of electro, trance, fidget and house.
This week we’ve collab’d with the rockin cats over at Timeoff magazine to bring you coverage from Orbital @ Family and Future Music Festival @ Doomben.
Grab your free copy from hundreds of retailers and outlets around Brisbane and check out the exclusive photos in the “Members only” section!
If you cant get to a store, never fear, its also available online @ Time Off Mag – Zebra.
Want more? Check out the rest of the pix!
Oribital photo gallery here
Future music festival photo gallery here
Whoa! what a messy (of the dirty kind!) day that was! Contender for worse festival weather since Good Vibes 2009 but just as fun all the same.
Complete gallery coming soon.
What a day of nostalgic fun! The 90s was definitely the best decade for music and the headlining acts proved they still had it!
600 photos covering 27 great artists over one BIG day out at the Gold Coast!
Nothing but sunshine and blue skies for the first show of the Australian tour!
Our pick of the day goes to Chicage rockers, Rise Against with a very energetic show in the afternoon
Get a peak of them and the rest of the headliners in the preview gallery.
Keep your eyes peeled for the complete mammoth gallery coming very soon!