The big parties keep on coming
Tue 1st Feb, 2011 Newsin
The final weekend of January kept up the month’s momentum with a string of epic events going down right across the nation, and as ever inthemix was there to cover all the action.
If you thought that punters would be fatigued after some mid-week fun with the Australia Day public holiday and its own slew of tasty parties then you’d be very, very wrong, with the weekend activities hitting the turbo button for an extra dose of festivals and prized club shows.
Melbourne kids saw much of the love over the weekend with the touring Big Day Out festival at last wheeling its way down to the garden state for a day in the sun with superstar acts like LCD Soundsystem, The Bloody Beetroots and Pnau. ITM’s shooter Atomic Pics has compiled a massive gallery from the festival for you to sink your eyeballs into below.
Still on the Big Day Out and with the festival in town you know it’s going to bring with it a plethora of sideshows. Leading the charge were ITM favourites like CSS and Booka Shade as well Primal Scream performing their Screamadelica LP in full and the double-team of M.I.A. and Die Antwoord.
Moving onto another festival and the Sydney Festival once again brought some seriously good acts into town including Octave One and Holy Fuck both playing at the beloved Beck’s Bar setup.
Having already performed his leg of the Sydney Festival, US singer Aloe Blacc shuffled off on some shows of his own over the weekend, bringing his Stones Throw approved croon to Adelaide for a night of smoothed out soul.
Like that wasn’t enough there were plenty of big club shows popping including the latest stop in inthemix’s own Sounds Of Summer tour over in Perth with local hero Micah while over in Brisbane Laidback Luke got the crowd pumping at The Met and Sydney kids were treated to the debut live performance of Italian next-big-things Reset!.
There’s a whole bunch of parties due in the next week so stay tuned to inthemix to keep up with all the summer fun.