A further 4200 people have pitched their tents at White Hills as Party in the Paddock 2018 gets into full swing.
Festival director Jesse Higgs said Friday at the festival was always a good time.
“Friday is always a special day because there is a lot of excitement. Everyone turns up and is like, ‘let’s get into it’,” he said.
And that’s exactly what the festival goers did.
In the Vibestown area, punters tried skate boarding and riding a mechanical bull, and took advantage of the adult jumping castle.
As the camping grounds packed out, the crowds began to check out the action on the four stages.
As the sun set, punters moved to the main stage and rocked out to rapper Tkay Maidza.
“We love Tkay … she laid down some good hip hop for us,” Mr Higgs said.
In excitement of Client Liaison taking the stage, Mr Higgs told the festival to expect limousines, big, big hair and “God knows what else”.
And they delivered: hundreds danced and sang, with tune White Limousine a crowd favourite.
Client Liaison’s Harvey Miller even gave a shout-out to Tasmanians Ricky Ponting and Jim Bacon.
Mr Higgs said Client Liaison put on an “amazing show” before Gang of Youths headlined Friday’s party.
“It was massive having the indie-rock band at the festival,” Mr Higgs said.
“They polled so well in the Hottest 100. They have played at Falls [Marion Bay] before, but not for a few years.
“So, there was a lot of natural excitement around those guys.”
In a partnership with Green Music Australia, the festival has stopped supplying single-use plastic water bottles in a bid to reduce waste at music festivals.
Instead, the festival is encouraging people to use re-usable water bottles.
“Single-use plastic waste is one of the most unnecessary and damaging consequences of music festivals, with millions of bottles being disposed of every year,” Mr Higgs said.
“We’re encouraging all punters to join us in our mission of keeping our paddock pristine”
Green Music Australia waste campaigner Berish Bilander thanked the festival for coming on board.
“It’s fantastic to see so many new festivals getting behind this vision of a clean, green music scene,” she said.
“Throw-away bottles kill wildlife, contribute to global warming and leach toxins into our air and water.”
MOST COMMON PHRASES HEARD ON FRIDAY:
- “Why is it taking so long to get in?”
- “Where is the hammer?”
- “Can we go and get our wristbands? … wait, how do we put money on them?”
- “Have you seen my friends?”
- “It’s so hot.”