31 Jan Laneway Festival 2017
Some of our staff members were lucky enough to win an Oakley competition which flew them over to St Jerome Laneway Festival in Melbourne for the weekend!
Our Burnie manager Georgia tells us about it…
Early mornings definitely aren’t my strong point but coffee in hand we shuffled our way through the airport and hustled onto the plane – bound for Melbourne and the St. Jerome Laneway festival!! We touched down and ventured through the sun soaked streets lined with amazing street art to make our way to… Doughnut time…bring on those funky named vegan morsels! Fueled up for the day’s festivities off we went..
We caught the following bands; Tash Sultana, Dune Rats, Sampa the Great, Luca Brasi, Nic Murphy, Jagwa Ma and Tame Impala. Sadly we missed Glass Animals L so so sad!
Luca Brasi was a highlight – Tassie band and they played my favourite song – which is actually a Paul Kelly cover Gravy! It was amazing (I voted for this as my number one in the triple j hottest 100.. it didn’t make it in so seeing it live I was pretty STOKED.)
Sampa the Great had amazing stage presence, put on a colourful show and was just an all-round awesome act to watch. Girl power!
A huge sea of people swarmed to watch Tame Impala so we grooved off to Jagwa Ma for a more intimate setting with room to move and groove! Some dancing was done under the beautiful big willow trees! We ate delicious dumplings and Asian street food for dinner afterwards.
There were some sore feet and sunburn at the end but it was all worth it!
Thanks to RHS for the adventure!!!