Big Pineapple Music Festival 2018 - A Plethora of Sensational Talent
Over the weekend, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was awash with avid music devotees for this year’s Big Pineapple festival. With a chock a block lineup of sensational talent, including favourites Kilter and Crooked Colours, it was no surprise that the festival sold out. I was lucky enough to witness a plethora of breakout starts and emerging artists.
Opening the festival this year was Sunshine Coast (via Gold Coast) local, Doolie who mesmerised the audience with her crisp vocals and electrifying pop. It was the perfect introduction for the unreal day ahead. Releases with PACES and POOLCLVB , along with superb singles ‘KØLD’, and ‘Pristine’, the artist is developing an impressive repertoire and rising in the scene.
Following Doolie was another local legend, Imbi the Girl whose set abounded with twinkling and angelic pop. Her live rendition of ‘You See me’, a song she collaborated with producer Oh Boy was a highlight! Imbi the Girl is another talented artist to watch. Maddy Jane and Kim Churchill maintained the crisp, feel good vibe. Maddy Jane showcased her bold indie rock with a raw charm, whilst Kim Churchill delivered a more stripped back set showcasing his strong vocal abilities.
Northeast Party House, one of my favourite Australian acts, delivered a tight set infused with vigorous vocals and a sprightly semblance. The band treated fans to favourites such as, ‘The Haunted’ and ‘Calypso Beach’! Northeast Party House can be described as nothing short of Australia’s answer to Brockhampton.
Moody Beach, an artist who I’ve been exciting to see live since the release of her debut EP last year, delivered a highly charismatic performance. What stood out from Moody Beach’s glittering set was her animated aura that promenaded her mesmerising, moody pop. Not long after, Perth trio Crooked Colours geared up with their ambient disco hybrid. Kilter followed suit with a high energy set. Kilter wasted no time with ambitious drum solos and a surprise re-appearance of Doolie, who deliver and even stronger vocal energy!
Closing my night was Perth tastemakers SLUMBERJACK, who despite the pouring rain pulled together a set with unbelievable vigour! The pair channelled their stout sound and boisterous bass, building upon Crooked Colours and Kilter’s charisma.
2018’s Big Pineapple festival left me with no doubt in mind that rain or shine, I’ll be back next year!