Published by: Remedy PR | 13-Dec-2016
Set in the beautiful Catani Gardens in St Kilda, The Pleasure Garden promised something different to the type of music festival that we usually get here in Australia and boy, did it deliver!
Organisers and self-titled "Vibe Directors" Geordie and Goose set about hatching their mad plan over 3 years ago and the concept was to create not just another music festival, but a colourful and rich cultural playground built on three pillars; community, positivity and creativity.

Just judging by the smiling faces of everyone lucky enough to attend, the mad plan worked a treat.

The incredible stage builds and art installations, roving theatrical performers, dodgem cars, a rollerskating rink, day beds to lounge out on and more food options than you could point a knife and fork at... Gah! No wonder that at some stages throughout the day, you'd just find yourself wandering around soaking it all in.

Made up largely of local talent and peppered with a few highly anticipated international ring-ins, the music line up was formidable and every DJ and band on the bill had the crowd up and dancing from the get go.

There was electro funk, swing and hip hop coming at you from every direction provided by the likes of OKA, Mortisville, Dub Pistols Sound System, Spoonbill and Dub FX. There was some cracking soulful, rocking sets supplied by Ngaiire, Blue King Brown and Tash Sultana. Liverpool's The Correspondents delivered an unbelievable show as the sun was going down, before The Cat Empire and The Opiuo Band sent everyone off into the night with rousing performances.

All that was left was for everyone to look forward to what might be in store for them next year.

This was the sort of event that you might stumble across in Europe where it's not just about music, but the whole experience... The Pleasure Garden have set the bar high for what Aussie crowds should expect from their festivals. A complete sensory experience, because you're worth it.

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