Rev­ellers ready to run amok at BASS

NT News - - NEWS - TA­MARA HOWIE

ABOUT 7500 mu­sic fans will flock to the Dar­win Am­phithe­atre to­day for BASSINTHEGRASS.

Half the line-up is con­tin­u­ing their fes­ti­val vibes af­ter per­form­ing Groovin the Moo shows around the coun­try.

Amy Shark said she was amazed at how beau­ti­ful Dar­win was when she ar­rived yes­ter­day after­noon.

“I’m stoked to be in Dar­win and get­ting to see all these places I never thought I’d get to see,” she said.

Like some of the blokes from Thun­da­men­tals, Shark was dis­ap­pointed to learn that the pris­tine wa­ters were full of nas­ties and it was gen­er­ally a bad idea to go swim­ming.

Tuka from Thun­da­men­tals said the hip-hop group were still rid­ing high from their Groovin the Moo tours.

“It’s nice to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing,” he said.

“And it’s a heaps sim­i­lar line up to Groovin the Moo so we’re play­ing with a lot of our friends.” Gates open at 11am with lo­cal artists Rachel Rachel open­ing the fes­ti­val fol­lowed by bat­tle of the school bands win­ners, Stevie Jean and Fat Pi­geon. Triple j un­earthed win­ner Resin Moon will play be­fore Amy Shark from about 12.30pm. Boo Seeka, LDRU, Tash Sul­tana, Thun­da­men­tals, The Veron­i­cas, The Rubens and John But­ler Trio will play be­fore Pek­ing Duk close out the show.

Pic­ture: JUSTIN KENNEDY

Thun­da­men­tals re­flect at Botan­i­cal Gar­dens while (inset) Amy Shark can’t wait to hit the BASSINTHEGRASS stage

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