What a weekend! Zen and I headed south to Newcastle to photograph This That on Saturday and Live at The Foreshore on the Sunday. With legends like Peking Duk and SAFIA as well as international headliner ScHoolboy Q on the lineup, Saturday couldn't of gone any better. The festival filled out early to see sets from the fresh pop vibes of Jess Kent, the funk of Sampa The Great and the rapidly rising Enschway and his heavy drops.
Later in the day the likes of Ball Park Music and their quirky indie rock and Drapht's aussie hip hop got peoples arms raised. SAFIA supplied the late afternoon confetti fix and ScHoolboy Q filled the main stage. The real attention getters were Peking Duk, blowing Newcastle out of the water with a constant flaming stage, a sea of confetti and not one but two fireworks displays to get the crowd screaming.
This That really brought it this year, upgrading their stage production and bringing together a lineup that had the variety to pull a crowd while feeling so free flowing at the same time. Big thanks to the guy who through a Nike 20m upward at me while I floated in a cherry picker above him.
Check out the snaps from This That 2016 below and don't miss Live At The Foreshore 2016 underneath!
After a brutal Sunday morning hangover thanks to the This That after party at The Argyle House w/ Enschway and friends, Live At The Foreshore dawned upon me while hitting my tactical 5am sausage and egg mcmuffin. With a rocking lineup of hit making Aussie legends, we got to hear classics such as Dragon and their hit song 'April Sun In Cuba' as well as hard rock legends Rose Tattoo performing 'We Can't Be Beaten' and Steve Kilbey of The Church performing a personal favourite in 'Under The Milky Way'.
With a star studded backing band performing with these rock legends, Newcastle was gifted with 16 acts playing over 60 hits during the day. Hit of the day was definitely Psuedo Echo's performance of 'Funky Town' which had all 5000 punters up out of their BYO camp chairs.
Check out the lineup and photos from the day below and keep your eyes pealed for next years lineups.