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CoLAB Festival; get amongst it!


Sometimes I wish I had a clone. Last weekend was one of those times. The inaugural CoLAB Music Festival happened to fall on the weekend I was interstate, but fortunately my lovely friend Sarah a. loves music as much as I do, b. couldn’t pass up a day of tunes in the sunshine and c. takes a very good snap, so off she went on my behalf to embrace the day. And what is more fitting than to collab for CoLAB?

Meet Sarah. 23. Erryday dreamer. Adventure, intrigue, sunshine, laughter, curiosity, empathy, and creating memories. She believes without actions these are just words. Full set of teeth, vehicle owner, yoyo professional, excessive eye contact, kick flips, and happiness.

The last thing I need you to do before you read this guest post is click this link, load the track and listen. Then you will truly understand the magic of the CoLAB Festival. Is it playing? Good. You’ll thank me later. Now you may continue. – E x

CoLAB Festival was a day filled with great music, rad vibes, sunshine, dancing, and good times! A day to remember… well mostly depending on your alcohol consumption. Blue skies, beautiful weather, live art displays from local and international artists unfolding in front of your eyes, dream catchers hanging from teepees and beverages flowing.

The brand new festival hosted by Triple J and The Music was all about the small, intimate feels and enjoying a music experience without the usual pushy festival goers (I only spotted a handful of confused StereoSonic-ers). It was all about the good times, chill vibes, dancing your worries away and creating new memories.






The lineup included Hermitude, Midnight Juggernauts, The Jungle Giants, The Kite String Tangle, Stable, Indian Summer, Gangs of Youths, The Creases and Citizen Kay just to name a few.

The Kite String Tangle’s solo performance rocked the crowd with their electric vibes. My personal highlight of the day was The Jungle Giants from Brisbane, taking me back to my Triple J Unearthed days with their smooth, flowing tunes. To crank the rhythm back up, Midnight Juggernauts played their sweet synth-pop numbers that made the crowd sail away. The night finished on a high with the bouncing rhythms of Hermitude!





A great build up for things to come next year! CoLAB; get amongst it.

For more of Sarah’s quirky mind and killer photography you can stalk her on Tumblr at seeethebeautyineverything. And a huge thanks for her pictures and words. Happy blogger. x


  1. twenty says

    Sometimes we wish we could be in two places at once….either way, you were very lucky to have Sarah go and stand in for you. She has taken some brilliant shots of the event and did a great write up. Well done!!

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