What a fantastic event it is every year. From the 27th December to 2 January every year, a small little town called Woodford just inland from the Sunshine Coast, invites hundreds of thousands of people to camp in a field and have their senses overloaded on fabulous and original entertainment. All kinds of music from all over the world, comedy, dance workshops, craft, stalls, forums on current events and issues... you name it you've got it!
Matt and I just went up for the 27th and 28th. One problem about the festival being so awesome is that its getting more and more popular every year, and closer to New Years gets a bit full on, so we decided to just enjoy it in the warming up stages. Did I say warming up? It was bloody freezing. It poured raining the whole of the first day and night and I was cold! haha though I just noticed the photos don't exactly reflect the bitter cold quite as I remember it!
Some of my favourites...
- well-known Australian musical comedians that had the audience in stitches from start to finish... their first gig with a mosh-pit packed to the brim, they say.
Troy 'n' Trevelyn
- an Aboriginal and Zimbabwean couple based in Brisbane with a great sound - kind of a reggae/funk but with didge and really beautiful vocals from Trevelyn. We actually ran into them again the other day at Tongue n Groove in West End and they seem to go by the name of Banawaran these days. Was a great gig in such a tiny venue.
Batacuda Sound Machine
- 12 mad musicians from around the globe creating a massive sound with a high-octane brew of Brazilian groove, afro-beat and raw hip-hop!
That One Guy
- yup, that's what he's called. And I really don't know how to describe him. Wait, I'll check the website...
“That 1 guys tunes are ‘eargasms’ lingering sublimely in your subconscious long after the show ends.”
“Like a one-man band plucked from the pages of Dr. Seuss, That 1 Guy delivers earthshaking future funk from 'the magic pipe' to accompany his madcap lyrics about turbo snails, meat storms, and weasel pot pies."
Please do me a favour and go to his website to listen to a sample...
- an Aboriginal comedian who gives the audience a blend of hilarious black fella yarns, didgeridoo playing and dancing
. I loved it!
And of course fabulous performances by Matt Pascoe, Rachel Derrick, Katherine Lynch and Jez McNamara...
Happy New Year Everyone!!
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