Pic­ture: Pa­trick Steven­son HOT TIME IN VAL­LEY

The Advocate (Perth) - - LOCAL SPORTS STARS - Lisa Thomas

THE Swan Val­ley be­came one big dance party on Satur­day night 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-a-half-hour set be­gun in the ’50s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets and then took the huge crowd on a his­tory les­son of more than 60 years worth of hit mu­sic, from the Jack­son 5, Ste­vie Won­der to the Spice Girls and Beyonce.

Add a visual backdrop, light show, gourmet food and wine, and a stun­ning venue and you have your­self 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 fes­ti­val around mu­sic 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.

Will Hot Dub be back in 2018? I for one re­ally hope it is and I’ll first in line to buy a ticket.

Over 12,000 peo­ple turned up to see Hot Dub Wine Ma­chine.

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