Mu­sic lovers lap up hot beats, cool times

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Court­ney Fowler

More than 1500 lo­cals turned out to see some of the big­gest names in Aus­tralian hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll at the inau­gu­ral Beats in the Heat all-ages mu­sic fes­ti­val ear­lier this month.

Spread across two mas­sive stages at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex, the line-up in­cluded Aussie em­cees Illy and All­day, for­mer Grin­spoon front­man Phil Jamieson and the crazy stage an­tics of Re­gur­gi­ta­tor.

The mu­si­cians were also joined by elec­tronic pro­duc­ers SAFIA, Paces and Tom Piper, who were sup­ported by lo­cal DJs Panda, Adam Hank­in­son, Genga, Jack T Harri Grey, Lace em Tight and Corey David.

Stu­dent DJ com­pe­ti­tion win­ners Fred Ket­tlewell and Bran­don Saena opened the fes­ti­val, af­ter tak­ing out the Beats in the Park com­pe­ti­tion at the Youth Shed on Au­gust 1.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Bart Par­sons said he looked for­ward to bring­ing an even big­ger and bet­ter Beats in the Heat Fes­ti­val to Kar­ratha in 2016.

Emma Gran­tham and Kelly Bell.

Denika Sweet­man and Christina Stone.

Pic­tures: Court­ney Fowler and Kelly Bell

Heather McNeil, Lisa Fraser, Tony Rad­ford and Marty Hickey.

Kel­lie Lu­bin and Sien Cre­gan.

David and Vic­tor Wailu.

Hamish Munro and Cas­sidy Lom­bardo.

Shan­non Foster and Karly Tostevin.

Court­ney McIvor and Sarah “Butts” But­ler.

Sheree Com­ley and Sa­man­tha Young.

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