This week, the Big Day Out festival has announced a touring festival first in Australia: the concept that food at a festival should be GOOD. With the amount of Food Trucks now popping up, particularly on the East Coast, there’s no longer any excuse that food at festivals should be limited to Dagwood Dogs and Gozlemes. Thankfully, following in the footsteps of their sister festivals in the USA - Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza – the festival organizers agree with this sentiment, something that overseas audiences have been enjoying for such a long time, and will be setting up Chow Town in 2013.
By the time I hit day three, one thing had become perfectly clear: people who loved New Orleans Jazz Festival LOVED New Orleans Jazz Festival. Pretty much everyone we had met over the last few days has had a million stories to tell, with their visits to the festival well into the double digits. Not only am I starting to feel like I'm this only one popping their proverbial cherry here but by now also just as clear why people cheep coming back for more.
Pictured: Foo Fighters.
Echoing the sentiments of many who attended the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the San Francisco Chronicle said this year’s event affirmed its position as "the best damn time on the face of the earth." The 2012 Jazz Fest was attended by an estimated 450,000 people over the course of the seven days of the event, marking the highest attendance since 2003.
Pictured: My Morning Jacket.
The second day of our time at the festival was full of new discoveries – and where better than New Orleans to discover something outside of your usual musical experiences? And today as Jazz Fest went live on YouTube, we hope a fair few of you were able to enjoy the festival and discover a few new artists along the way, too!
Pictured: Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
Pictured: Florence And The Machine.