Although the local constabulary were set up smack bang out the front of Suttons House Of Music, it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of punters who ventured out on a cool Autumn night to see folk/rock legend Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission.
Huge hair, outrageous outfits and pulsing dance beats saturated Geelong.
From the twang of Willie Watson’s claw hammer banjo to the highly infectious and energetic stage show of Tash Sultana, the 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival had everything to whet the appetite of every music lover regardless of age.
This year’s Golden Plains was an important one for many reasons, mostly though, due to it being the first year the late Jack Nolan (whose farmland has played host to Meredith and Golden Plains for decades) wasn’t in attendance.
As you’d expect, heading along to such a festival with an incredible heritage in Australian music, you are always going to find artists that you’d never turned your attention to before.