Once again, Flashbang Productions was invited to tour with Northeast Party House on not one, but two national tours. The first was a six-date Groovin the Moo tour stopping through Australia's regional cities and the second was eleven SOLD OUT dates across the country in celebration of their single 'Calypso Beach.'
Boogie; while this festival is only small and offered to an even smaller number of patrons each year it holds more charm and magic then any other major events in the years calender. It’s held on a stunning part farm, part footy oval, part club house site in the hills of Tallarook, a destination 100km north of Melbourne on the VLine.
The festival itself feels more like a house party then an event, patrons feel more like friends of friends then strangers and the vibe permeates through all that is boogie.
From the authentic boogie bucks that look more like pirate coins then drink tokens which are valid for the fine boogie brew, world class food options and dope swag. The hillybilly disco stage that sees only the finest tunes spun to the wee hours of the morning, the cold nights are heated by multiple community fires that burn all night long hosting conversations of good marbo and fresh ideas to the soundtrack of sweet blues guitar and humble singalongs.
Boogie can only be labled as a gathering of friends rather a festival and anyone wishing to be apart of it should heed it’s one rule. NO DICKHEADS.
It was a pleasure to be invited back to work alongside such a bunch of creative, talented and friendly people.
Here are some pics form this years Decore project.
The Design was not without its challenges with the shows moving through in our opinion the two most difficult venues in Australia.
The main problem with both venues is the low trim height and the width of both playing spaces poses real challenges in creating both a large yet intimate show.
This was over come by the use of a 20mx5m medium res video cloth and a high res center screen surrounded by electrics to mimic the album art. Throw in a bunch of set filled with lights and UV treatment and let the large concept breathe.
Big thanks to Chloe Snaith Photography for the always amazing gig shoots.
What a whirlwind of a tour 9 weeks of the most fun with 3 great acts; The Rubens, Saskwatch and Winterborne.
The Scope of the project was massive and aimed at delivering the very best possible show and most consistent to the sliding scale of show with varying venue sizes and regional locations.
The main design featured a fly kit of LED Flares and bricks which was supplemented either the club design or headline design which was used at The Forum and The Enmore.
The countries best snapper Chloe Snaith caught the above gems at The Enmore.
Northeast Party house shows are just as the bands name would suggest. A Party! Not often do you get to do a set that contains so much energy from the first bar right through to the last. Thanks to Lee Easton for the shots.
The Rubens recently brought us on board to add some punch to their Splendour in The Grass festival show.
We wanted to bring something to the stage that would compliment their classic big rock sound, so we mixed some old Sky Pans (predominantly used in TV land) with some CS4’s to get that moving ACL look and threw in some Jarag as the icing on the cake.
With an army of lampies to throw down some helping hands the whole package was on stage in 5 minuets flat!
Alpine had us out on there latest head line tour.
These shots are from their high energy show at Sydney’s Metro.
Big Thanks again to Chloe Snaith for these amazing shots.