You would never guess the Yours & Owls brand started as a couple of friends who got fined thousands of dollars for putting on an epic beach party and had to start a legit business to pay off those fines. Now they seem to be behind every part the music scene in Wollongong, booking and promoting gigs and even running a record label, but the Festival is the big shiny mirror ball hanging from their musical tree, now 5yrs in, it’s bigger and sparklier than ever!
Around 20,000 people rocked up to Stuart Park over the October long weekend and despite the early rain on Saturday and the crazy police presence on Sunday it went down pretty smoothly. They even managed to bring a bit of that crazy Wollongong beach party vibe to the well organised weekend.
The layout made for crispy audio with minimal sound bleeding despite the stages being very close together. The 2 main stages were back to back and smaller stages were stuffed into corners and hidden in tents in amongst the usual beer/food/merch stalls. Some not so usual stalls made for an interesting time too; the FemFresh tent that offered eco glitter and STI testing… Because who doesn’t want an STI check with their body glitter!? Wanna read more? Please download our app from the app stores!!! thank you