Planning starts for 2018
Grampians Music Festival organisers will turn their attention to next year after hailing the inaugural event at Halls Gap a success.
Festival director Carly Flecknoe said festival-goers made the most of perfect weather conditions to enjoy performances by headline acts including Saskwatch, Tigertown and Felix Riebl of The Cat Empire.
She said up-and-coming Australian artists including Alex Lahey, The Settlement and Cheap Fakes were also well received.
“The atmosphere and community spirit of attendees and everyone involved in bringing the festival to life was phenomenal,” she said.
“We couldn’t be happier with how the weekend turned out. Our intention was to create a memorable experience that celebrates some of the incredible up-andcoming artists we have here in Australia and that’s exactly what we did.
“Seeing people enjoying all elements of the festival including the music, the picturesque setting and the great food and drink was something really special.”
Festival attendee Juliette Lalli said she would return next year.
“I’ve been to many music festivals all over Australia but I’ve never experienced anything quite like the intimate vibe at the Grampians Music Festival,” she said.
“Everyone was so friendly, the music was fantastic and there simply couldn’t have been a better location than being surrounded by the stunning Grampians National Park mountains – just breathtaking.
“I’m looking forward to next year already.”
Ms Flecknoe said to encourage more emerging talent, Grampians Music Festival staged the first-ever Regional Victorian DJ Competition.
“Winner Zatchie from Geelong skilfully mixed sweet tunes to the delight of the crowd,” she said.
She said buskers also brought their talents to Halls Gap, entertaining crowds in the streets with a variety of live performances.
Ms Flecknoe said people could visit www.grampiansmusicfestival.com for more information and to keep up-to-date with news for the 2018 event.