Party in the Valley
THE Swan Valley became one big dance party recently when more than 12,000 people flocked to Houghton Winery for the debut of Hot Dub Wine Machine in Perth.
The event was one to remember, with acts Pnau, Miami Horror, Crooked Colours, Running Touch and Tina Says taking to the stage before Sydney DJ Tom Loud, who did not disappoint.
Loud’s two-and-half hour set began in the ’50s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets and then gave the crowd a history lesson of more than 60 years of hit music, with tunes from the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, the Spice Girls and Beyonce.
Add a visual backdrop, light show, gourmet food and wine, and a stunning venue, and it all added up to an amazing event.
I am no festivalgoer, but the enticement of music, food and wine at one of my favourite wineries was enough to get me there and I was glad I did.
This event had good vibes from the minute I entered the venue and had me buzzing long after I had left.
What an idea: create a music festival that will take us through some of the best hits since the ’50s and then create an event around that.
Why had no one thought of it sooner?
The only negatives were the toilet and drink lines and the traffic, but not enough to dampen the night.
More than 12,000 people turned up to see Hot Dub Wine Machine at Houghton Winery recently.