Well it was one of those warm Byron winter days and there was no need for gumboots this year. The sun was shining and the smiles were out. there was certainly a sense of calmness compared top the muddy maddness of last year.
I was stoked to have my hands on a VIP access band with the most amazing stunning camp site over looking the ocean and the whole festival site.
The Kultcha collective stall was not there this year, Instead I was fortunate enough to be asked as the stylist and on costume design for a wonderful performance group making their debut in the global village world stage, NEREUS. Remember the name the are the next big thing in performance fusion. these have a japanese/ Australian fusion with deep tribal drumming and lashings of hip hop. Dance performance by the girls Grace and Lydia both bringing their unique dance styles along with lead singer and world known choreographer Travers Ross and Brad bringing their dance to the stage.
Music highlights were Flume, Montaigne rocked it and Opiuo 7pm Saturday set was cracking and popping unlike the midnight set. The Cure was good to pop my head in however a little like watching paint dry. That was just saturday for me, I would love to hear your favs in the comments for the days or sets I probably missed?
Festival dress code was sparkly, wild and adventurous, no limitations and boxer braids so you could keep the hair flick back while getting down to boogie.
Here are some snaps I captured on the Saturday, labels such as Lenni the label, Tree of life, Arnhem, Liberated heart, Native Riot and of course Kultcha collective.
Worn and spotted by the likes of Billie Billie, We the wild ones blog, Loz from the Native Riot, Coco Allen and festival queen Annalise mclachlan. I snuck myself into a few piccis too!
Kaidee Peel ~ Kultcha Collective
Images captured by me ( Im just an enthusiast, not a photographer )