South Bank Dec. 28
For a bit of history, it was the third annual running of the boutique music festival, but the first time they had decided to hold it in the beautiful confines of the Southbank Cultural Forecourt. Guests included crew like Borgore, Scratch Perverts, LTJ Bukem, A. Skillz, Elite Force and plenty more.
Upon arrival, we nabbed a little handbook and set out to check the venue. My eyes were immediately drawn to just how well picked the local line-up was, perfectly complementing the stellar national and international acts the Adicts Crew had sourced. This was the first of many indications that this really was a music festival run for music fans, by music fans. In what was one of the coolest locations for a festival seen in a long time, the stages sprawled across perfectly maintained grass fields, hugging the Brisbane River in a super cool fashion.
After the early afternoon of previewing a few acts, Cutloose was about to start a â€˜Cut N Cookâ€˜ DJ set. I rolled over to main stage just in time to see him whipping up a storm, shaking and tossing ingredients and laying down the ever-popular vibes heâ€™s so well known for. It was enjoyable to watch, and despite feeling a little hungry by the end of it, I couldnâ€™t have picked anything the always cool local could have done better.
As always, local kid Alex Terrell managed to rustle up more people than a notable national could manage and to no surprise, Antiheros (despite only playing a DJ set) were catchy as hell. In regards to the big names, Mowgli was super impressive and managed to dish up a super cool set. Borgore was clearly one of the crowd favourites, however, with his heavy dubstep wowing certain punters into a weird state of standing unconsciousness.
Preferring an underground culture, Blah Blah Blah in 2011 dished up everything I had hoped for and more. If thatâ€™s what a boutique festival is about, bring on more of them I say. Big ups to the Adicts Crew!