The population of White Hills grew by about 8000 as the majority of punters rocked up to day two of Party in the Paddock.
Festival director Jesse Higgs said Friday was the day punters “really got stuck into the paddock”.
“It was a great day, everyone was super excited,” he said.
“It was just a really great line-up. Obviously taken out by The Presets, who are like a big musical dance explosion.”
Mr Higgs said the electronic duo’s set had a very impressive light set-up.
“We had to get more lazers and more things like that to make that as special as they wanted it to be. So that was cool.”
Another highlight was festival favourites The Jungle Giants.
“We’ve been trying to book The Jungle Giants for the last few years, and the perfect thing is I think we got them at the right time,” he said.
The latest album from the Brisbane four-piece, Quiet Ferocity, saw massive success with songs Feel The Way I Do and Used To Be In Love going gold.
“That catalogue was phenomenal in the amphitheatre with everybody singing along to every word. It’s exciting,” he said.
Mr Higgs said punters were also shown a good time with sets from “super funky” Winston Surfshirt and Alex the Astronaut.
He said Saturday, however, was “the big kahuna”.
Massive headlining international acts Lily Allen and Yungblud will take to the stage on Saturday night.
“Lily Allen, she’s really going to steal the show I think,” Mr Higgs said.
Aussie acts DZ Deathrays and Vera Blue will also perform for paddock punters.
Comedians will also take to the Vibestown stage.
“Matt Okine, he’s a good friend of the festival,” Mr Higgs said.
“Also Gen Fricker - she’s a really great female comedian who’s just hilarious so it’s going to be exciting to have her here.”
Talk in the Paddock will run from 11am.
Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Wendy French will speak to crowds about topics such as pill testing and suicide prevention.
Mr Higgs said a highlight was the Good Times Church.
“We also have a graveyard installed in the back as part of [art installation] We’re All Going to Die,” he said
“The whole concept is about fearing less and living more. We’ve actually got a funeral for fears taking place.”
Also taking place was Real Talk.
“That’s where people get an opportunity to grab a postcard, which also doubles as a conversation card. Sit down with a stranger, and talk about some really engaging topics,” he said
- More information at partyinthepaddockfestival.com.au
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