New “festival” on the block(s) and classic Simpsons quote “The Blurst of Times” Festival headed up a host of local bands from Violent Soho and Velociraptor to Gung Ho and Bitch Prefect. Spread across three venues, Coniston Lane, Alhambra and Black Bear Lodge, it was kind of like a festival, a bit of running around but minus the long queues and battling the elements.
Our full gallery is available over at The Good Guide – Blurst of Times Festival.
Here are a few of the highlights from last week’s Soundwave Festival in Brisbane. Forecast was for rain all day with days either side varying in degrees of downpour, so it was a pleasant surprise when there was not a single drop all day for some of rock’s greats and bands of the now to do their thing to.
Stay tuned for the complete gallery (:
Its official, the festival season has been kicked off with a bang and crackle! This year Parklife coincided with the Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire so there was an extra treat of fireworks to add to the festivities.
We’ve lost count of how many years Future has been under water, or mud as it were so when the previous day’s forecast said it was going to be partly cloudy we were skeptical but were really hoping for a good day. The day started with a bout of moderately heavy rain which laid a soggy foundation but thankfully held out for the better part of the day with only a few patches of light drizzle. Unfortunately it was too good to be true and as the headliners were beginning to take to the stage the weather man in the sky remembered what day it was and bucketed it down, but that didn’t stop us from getting some shots even with the thought of a dead flash courtesy of Soundwave Festival last week still fresh in my mind :-\
The sets however were nicely varied and LMFAO wasn’t heard -too- many times (though once is usually more than enough!) and dubstep seemed to be kept to its respective DJ’s. Highlights were definitely Aphex Twin with a lesson in how to play a broken beat set and Chase and Status with a mid afternoon stormer. PvD’s trance stage also provided a few sparks of interest to a genre I haven’t paid much attention to in a long time.
Check out the first batch of photos, more to come!
With about 2/3 capacity it was one of the smallest turn outs in recent history for the festival institution that is the Big Day Out, though all this meant was shorter lines and it easier to get around Headliners Soundgarden, Kayne West (albeit 45min late) and Nero still delivered what the fans wanted.
Blahfest once again rose to the occasion and delivered a quality festival minus all the usual qualms associated with large gatherings of “music lovers”.
Over abundance of bad dubstep (is there even any that’s good?? ;p ) aside, stand out sets were easily marked by A.Skillz and LTJ Bukem.
Check out the full gallery – Blah blah blah Festival 2011 photos
This week we take a break from our regular Time Off Magazine Live local feature shoots for some festival action at Parklife 2011!
Check out the full review and a couple photos in this week’s issue #1547.
Get it FREE from all the usual street press outlets or read it online @ Time Off magazine – Brisbane
The start of the festival season is official here! Numbers were pleasantly down on previous years which led to a much more controlled, accessible and incident free event.
Well it seems that amongst the chaos of the festival season I never actually made an official post for these photos! They’ve done some of the rounds but here they are in their entirety so you can check out what you missed or relive the moments from Faithless, Nas, Kelis, Ludacris, Sasha and Erykah Badu amongst many others.