It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and get your hands on any fluoro* clothing you can find – festival season is here!
For me, Summer and festivals go hand in hand. Spending past summers bringing in the new year at Shore Thing, to partying in the Laneways of Melbourne, to sharing a… beer… with mates at the Falls Festival, these events are what the very best memories are made of.
This Friday is going to be no different with the 2013 Big Day Out kicking off in Sydney. With headline acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers rocking the main stages, or the more niche bands on show at the other stages (My Tip – If you have time, check out Sampology in the Boiler Room) there is something for everyone this year.
Aside from the music, there’s always a tonne of other things to do at the festival. The Big Day Out always attracts an excellent cross section of Sydneysiders – the spectrum seems to span from Jersey Shore wannabes to Dungeons and Dragons masters, so people watching is always a fun choice. But if a little R&R from the excess of the day is what you are after, the Foxtel MTV House Party will be place to be. Set up right next to the Green Stage, this House Party is being put on exclusively for all Foxtel subscribers and will give them the opportunity to soak up all of the best acts from their very own decked out area.
As always, it going to be HOT. The weather reports are saying that it will be somewhere upwards of 38 degrees. So sunscreen and plenty of water are an absolute must – as mentioned, memories are made at these festivals so be sure look after yourself and your friends out there.
*Note: The author does not condone the excessive use of fluoro – to paraphrase Demetri Martin, it makes assholes easy to spot at a distance.