Last weekend on a sunny Saturday, Listen Out made its festival debut in Sydney. Taking over from where Parklife left off, Listen Out was everything the organisers promised and more. The festival had a boutique vibe that was low on douche bags and high on good times – it was the perfect event to ease us into the summer festival season.
RÜFUS whipped the main stage afternoon crowd into a frenzy – their sparkly deep house perfectly matching the golden afternoon sunlight across Centennial Park. John Talabot easily provided one of the more blissed out afternoon moments – their progressive tinged deep house was lapped up by a growing crowd.
While Touch Sensitive throbbed out their 80’s washed synth anthems, Classix lived by their name delivering reworked classics to an appreciative main stage crowd. The evening sets kept things going with AlunaGeorge playing their own solo set before joining Disclosure later in the night. They ripped through a slinky selection of electro pop gems before feisty bitch Azealia Banks delivered a typically bouncy set on the main stage.
One of our highlights was the back-to-back sets of Just Blaze and TNGHT. Both rocking their own brands of tough rap, bass heavy electronic dance and trap. Of course Dislosure closed the main stage in typical headline fashion. Job well done Fuzzy. We’re totally looking forward to more of these parties in the future.
There are a few tour dates left, plus a few side shows – so check your gig guide:
MELBOURNE – Saturday 5th October @ Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens
BRISBANE – Sunday 6th October @ Cultural Forecourt, Southbank