Fes­ti­val has happy vibes

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

RE­TURN­ING for its third year is the eclec­tic, vi­brant, non­cha­lant three-day open-air mu­sic and arts event that is Happy Daze Fes­ti­val.

Lo­cated in the trop­i­cal hin­ter­land of the Whit­sun­days, this out­door life­style gath­er­ing brings to­gether the finest Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional live bands, elec­tronic mu­si­cians, DJs and vis­ual artists.

Happy Daze fo­cuses solely on pro­vid­ing just one stage – a Dream Trav­eller’s in­spired, mind-bend­ing cus­tom stage.

The idea is for no sound clash or blast­ing two op­pos­ing styles of mu­sic at one an­other.

Happy Daze com­mits all its en­ergy on cre­at­ing an in­ti­macy like none other.

The main stage runs from Fri­day to Sun­day non-stop with not just mu­sic, but work­shops on al­ter­na­tive living and cul­ture.

With one dance floor the tribe comes to­gether, danc­ing un­der one rhythm, unit­ing in the beauty to­gether.

Not to men­tion, this means the fes­ti­val goes all out on a full pro­duc­tion stage with the light­ing, decor and huge sound.

Or­gan­iser Natalie Barnes be­lieves the minute they crank up the vol­ume Fri­day, un­til the closing set Sun­day night, only the finest mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment will be de­liv­ered.

Happy Daze caters to an eclec­tic mix of live bands, elec­tronic mu­si­cians, and DJs span­ning many gen­res of mu­sic that makes a di­verse fes­ti­val whose en­ergy is alive and vi­brant.

It cre­ates an en­vi­ron­ment of de­li­cious food, colour­ful and lively dé­cor, light­ing and vi­su­als, and a whole bunch of beau­ti­ful ra­di­ant peo­ple.

“Happy Daze Fes­ti­val is aimed at ev­ery­one with live mu­sic, free work­shops, and things for chil­dren (and) fam­ily camp­ing. Bring (your) own food but there’s food and mar­ket stalls and en­joy the colour­ful decor. Come live in our world for a week­end,” Ms Barnes said.

Tick­ets are $120 and can be bought on the gate or via Moshtix.

Ticket in­cludes 3-day camp­ing on site from Fri­day lunch time un­til noon on Mon­day.

En­try is free for chil­dren un­der 14. For set times and a timetable of work­shops visit www.hap­py­daze­fes­ti­val.com.

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