Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

DJs Bring Good Vibes to Grafton; Plans Already in Place for a Return Festival

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

DJs Bring Good Vibes to Grafton; Plans Already in Place for a Return Festival

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AS KILTER belted out the line "I'm hearing you" from his 2017 smash hit, there was no doubt the 1000-plus fans in front of the main stage were definitely hearing him as he headlined the first Violet Vibes all-ages music festival in Grafton.

Organisers said more than 1200 festival-goers streamed through the gates of the Grafton Racecourse on Saturday for the electronic music extravaganza.

A few homegrown acts kicked off the proceedings, including Kealy Day, Salt and Steel, Sex Wax DJs and Nocturnal Tapes before the big names came out to play in Kinder, Luke Million and Melbourne closer Benson.

Festival promoter Sam Phillips from Coffs Harbour said it was an afternoon that exceeded all expectations.

I had only aimed for about 1000 people at the event - to exceed that by an extra 200 is great," he said.

"We had a two-stage set-up running all day and they were both full at all times, which was exactly what we were after.

"We closed down the second stage late in the night, so we could have all people finishing the night off right at the same stage. …

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