Paddock party to celebrate independent music

ABOUT 50 acts will entertain more than 3000 festivalgoers at the second annual Party in the Paddock next week.

Director Jesse Higgs said the three-day event at White Hills was a celebration of non-mainstream music and arts.

Organised by an independent group of friends, Higgs said bands such as Kingswood, Younger Dryas, Sticky Fingers, Stonefield, Thomas Jack, Kingfisha, Pete Cornelius and the DeVilles would headline the festival.

``Most of our bands are those that are independent and are not solidly set in the commercial avenue of the music industry,'' he said.

``It [the festival] is a dedication to a young man who was one of our best friends who passed away before our first festival last year - Christopher Horrocks.''

Music will start at noon on Friday, February 21, and finish on Sunday, February 23, at 7pm - with those in attendance camping at the festival grounds.

Higgs said there would be quirky art, murals and installments at the licensed event.

BYO alcohol is permitted, however, glass is banned.

For more information and tickets, visit partyinthe paddockfestival.com.au

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WHAT: Party in the Paddock Festival.

WHEN: Friday, February 21, from noon to Sunday, February 23, 7pm.

WHERE: 1587 Blessington Road, White Hills.

TICKETS: Adults $110 and children under-12 free.

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