Last year I had great fun when I won 2 tickets to Caloundra Music Festival. CMF is a 3-day festival based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The line-up included Empire of the Sun, Missy Higgins, Icehouse, Eskimo Joe, Little Red, Bluejuice, The Jezabels, Stonefield and lots of other great bands.
My top performers for the day were Empire of the Suns, Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe, The Jezabels and Stonefield.
This was the first time I had ever seen or heard of Stonefield and i’m glad I got the chance to see them. Stonefield is made up of the 4 young Findlay sisters who are between the ages of 14 and 22 (Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly Findlay). Stonefield is a neo-psychedelic rock band from Australia with a style not unlike that of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. If you ever get the chance to see Stonefield live, it’s definitely worth it!
Bluejuice definitely took the cake for most entertaining act of the festival! With their hilarious antics and constant swearing they were definitely a crowd pleaser (well, everyone was pleased apart from the parents of young children).
Missy Higgins was amazing with her stunning voice and cute jokes. She was definitely a delight to see on stage. She sung all of her classics like Scar and the Sound of White. Someone even threw a little motorised toy pig up on stage and she played with it for a little bit and then left it on the stage running around while she was singing.
Empire of the Sun put on a great performance with people dressed up in strange costumes dancing all around the stage and lots of laser lights and strobes. It was lots of fun.
Icehouse was a crowd favourite with their classic aussie songs! Everyone got into Great Southern Land and Electric Blue with even the parents getting up and dancing like no one was watching!
All-in-all Caloundra Music Festival was an amazing experience and had the best atmosphere. It is extremely family friendly and unlike any other festival I have been to. I would definitely like to go again one day in the future and would recommend it to anyone!
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