Parklife kicks off; the photos are in!

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With a long weekend conveniently extending the fun, Parklife rolled into Brisbane, Sydney and Perth over the weekend for the first leg of the festival’s 2012 tour. With the weather holding true to Fuzzy’s “hibernation ends here” pledge (bar a few Brisbane showers), Parklife got off to a sunny start around the country.

Repping the home team, locals Alison Wonderland, Flume and Lancelot kicked the day off across the stages, while in Brisbane newcomers Parachute Youth were a no-show. From there, the meaty international contingent took over: Benga brought the bass in the 4pm timeslot and the many-monikered Jacques Lu Cont also delivered in a late afternoon set.

As the sun started to set (at least in Sydney), bass heavyweights Nero kicked off one of the busiest sets of the day, before Justice repped Ed Banger with a DJ set. Closing honours went to Swede Robyn, brostep fiend Rusko and on their first live tour in years, our own The Presets. “This is the point where all sensibility seemingly went out the window and the crowd went ballistic,” our Brisbane reviewer wrote. “Starting off slow and building in to a massive crescendo of wicked arpeggiators and floaty sweet vocals so telling of Presets style, these guys are seasoned performers and know how to rock a massive, adoring crowd.”

So far there’s been no repeat of last year’s messy after parties (though Justice did hit the decks at Fake Club after the Sydney show), but the Parklife party rolls on with Melbourne and Adelaide getting their turn this weekend. Before the next leg of the tour kicks off, check out the Brisbane and Sydney snaps below – Perth photos are on their way.