Having time of their lives

CHART-TOPPERS Macklemore and Ryan Lewis last night closed Breath of Life's day-long musical assault on Inveresk in front of a red-faced crowd of about 10,000.

A sea of reflective glasses, singlets, short shorts and tattoos yesterday flooded the venue, which hosted an eclectic string of acts - including revolutionary hip-hop group Public Enemy.

Group hype man Flavor Flav rallied the crowd into a roar following a spectacular set from Sydney's Art Vs Science.

Although he may not have been wearing his signature clock necklace, donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the 54-year-old Flav proved he still knew what time it was.

``Can you guys say `yeah boy!'?'' Flav screamed out to a cheering audience, which happily echoed his famous trademark.

About 50 volunteers from St John's Ambulance and Save a Mate managed the well-being of attendees. 

Cases of sunstroke, headaches, exhaustion and intoxication were earmarked as the main issues for volunteers. 

Impact of heat exposure was lessened by an abundance of free bottled water, however hundreds of the RACT-branded vessels were left strewn underfoot.

Launceston DJ Akouo opened the day's main stage acts, which featured Empire of the Sun and Drapht, and provided house music between sets.

Launceston bands Luca Brasi and Save the Clocktower also showcased the town's talent by delivering top-class performances to a crowd of black-clad admirers.

Flavor Flav and Chuck D, of seminal rap outfit Public Enemy. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Flavor Flav and Chuck D, of seminal rap outfit Public Enemy. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON


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