PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL 2012
For its ninth year, Peats Ridge Sustainable Music and Arts Festival once more satisfied fans with the hottest Australian and International artists and gave them an experience they’ll always remember.
More than 10,000festival-goers, families and thrill seekers converged on the sloping hills of the Glenworth Valley to herald the New Year in style from 29th December, 2012 – 1st January, 2013.
Across the three days, punters enjoyed countless moments of music, performance, art, workshops and education. The 200 amazing music acts rocked out along the lush green riverbanks of the Glenworth Valley.
The countdown to 2013 not only finished off a spectacular year but on the Bellbird Stage, the end of an incredible performance by multiplatinum super star John Butler Trio.
Earlier that same day the eco warrior himself was hanging out with the Wilderness Society in the Eco Living Village. Butler was presenting a talk on the battle to save the culturally and environmentally rich Kimberley region of Northern WA from industrial development.
Other unforgettable moments came from soul super group, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, who dazzled fans with upbeat sounds and a relaxed vibe that spread throughout lucky festival-goers.
While Friendly Fires presented some of the hottest dance sounds to a thriving audience, Krafty Kuts Vs A.Skillz played a killer set with their reputation for killer beats making sure the keen audience never took stopped moving.
Not only did the Festival excite crowds with the hottest music acts, but little was as impressive as the line-up of art based wonders and performance.
A popular new feature for this year’s event was a 1200-square-metre performance space called The Night Odditorium, featuring a collection of 70 “neo-carny” characters spanning circus, theatre, sideshow and genre-bending performance art.
As a family friendly event, the festival also offered many delights for children and parents such as the Wetzone, a water zone assigned for a bit of splash and squirt water pistol fun that cooled down everyone in the hot Summer sun.
Over for another year, but the Peats Ridge Sustainable Music and Arts Festival has been everything festival-goers have expected and more.