Then of course there's time off over Christmas of course and the Boxing Day test. However, one event occurs in the second weekend December that has me more excited than anything else. It's an annual thing that I share with many friends and have done so for 5 years (with others having done it for many many more!)
It is an event.
The Supernatural Amphitheater
It is the Meredith Music Festival, and this year she turns 21.
Quite simply it is one of the highlights of my year and the most special festival in all of Australia. Amazing music form awesome bands that you know and many that you don't. You'll always come away from Meredith having learned about a new band. No advertising or sponsors, same size as it's been for years, BYO booze, and best of all, thanks to the 'No Dickhead' policy, amazing people. The people are truly what make Meredith so special. Oh, and the animal suits are pretty good : )
This year the line up look's pretty solid, quite excited about a few bands in particular check out tracks from a few below.
Grinderman - What I Know
Gang Gang Dance - First Communion
ladyhawke - magic (extended)
Cut Copy - Pharaohs and Pyramids
Kurt Vile & The Violators - On Tour (Live)
Some of the magic from Merediths past. Bring on 2011!
animal suits a plenty
campsite is always half the fun!
Patrick Wolf in 2009
facepaint is prevalent to say the least
the Meredith Eye always get's a workout
my lovely girlfriend flick at at 2010 Meredith
Little Red (i think) in 2009
The sunset over the plaines is always incredible