Thursday 11 August 2011
Field Day Celebration!
I started the day at the Village Mentality Stage catching Faust complete with electric drill. Willy Mason opened the action on the Eat Your Own Eyes Main Stage with a set that was cooler then TV. This was followed by a set from Junip fronted by singer songwriter Jose Gonzalez.
Mark Kozelek was keeping it quiet back at the Village Mentality Stage while Sun Ra Arkestra were starting a Reggae Party getting us all in a Festival Summer mood. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti put on a weird and wonderful show after which I rushed to the Laneway Festival Stage for the dance beats of Mount Kimbie.
Zola Jesus was in the small Bloggers Delight/Lanzarote tent which was jam packed with loads of people standing outside as she put on a cool performance full of dark overtunes on a cloudy day. John Cale brought us Sixties cool to the Eat Your Own Ears Stage. This was followed by Warpaint who produced one of the highlights of the day with a brilliant set full of atmospheric Post Rock.
As The Coral played a a fun set full of their greatest hits a rainbow appeared in the skies above Victoria Park and everyone forgot about the rain. I made my way back to the Laneway Festival Stage to catch the beginning of The Horrors performance. This was a triumphant moment for the band who seem to be at the height of their powers. I finished my day with the Wild Beasts who got us all dancing with their chiming guitars and memorable songs.