Happy Daze brings those ‘happy days’

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. - By Inge Hansen

THERE will be some­thing for ev­ery­one at next week­end’s Happy Daze Festival, which kicks off on Fri­day, May 27, un­til Sun­day, May 29, in Calen.

The three-day mu­sic and arts festival will fea­ture a world-class line-up of live bands, DJs and elec­tronic mu­si­cians, giv­ing festival go­ers a week­end of non-stop mu­sic.

Es­tab­lished in the Aus­tralian Doof Festival cir­cuit and now in its fourth year, the festival has brought to cen­tral Queens­land an al­ter­na­tive life­style gather­ing.

Fo­cus­ing heav­ily on fam­ily and the out­doors while still main­tain­ing a strong com­mu­nity based ap­proach, those at­tend­ing have an end­less list of things to do.

At­ten­dees can get in­volved in an “as­sort­ment of cre­ative work­shops, yoga prac­tice and guided me­di­a­tion lessons” or lis­ten to a bunch of guest speak­ers pre­sent­ing talks on a va­ri­ety of top­ics.

For those want­ing some wind-down time, there will also be an out­door cin­ema and a mas­sage chill space.

The festival will bring both in­stru­men­tal and elec­tronic mu­sic to make any­one “move and feel” so festival go­ers are bound to ex­pe­ri­ence sounds and per­for­mances that “res­onate with their mu­si­cal tastes”.

Fri­day night will fea­ture live mu­sic, bands and per­for­mances, giv­ing ev­ery­one some fun, drum and bass mu­sic to dance to.

Satur­day night will fo­cus on the elec­tronic mu­sic gen­res.

This will fea­ture DJs and live acts play­ing “funky break­beats, glitch-hop and bass heavy dub­step and DnB” as well as house techno artists.

To fin­ish things off, trance and pro­gres­sive house ses­sions will play on Sun­day, May 29.

Happy Daze aims to “wel­come the new moon with a feast for the sense’s and cre­ate a safe en­vi­ron­ment for the whole fam­ily”.

For ticket in­for­ma­tion, visit http://hap­py­daze­fes­ti­val.com/ tick­ets/.

Photo con­trib­uted.

HAPPY BEATS: The Happy Daze Festival kicks off in Calen on May 27 at 6pm.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.