Words and photos by Jye Talbot
For an event that started from a couple of mates sitting around drinking beers and listening to tunes, it is truly humbling to see Party In The Paddock grow into something so special and necessary to the area and the Australian music scene.
PITP is one of the most unique events I have ever had the pleasure of being apart of. Held in Tasmania’s alluring north-east, among panoramic scenery of fields and hills, while also boasting one of the country’s coolest and most diverse festival lineups, it is clear why PITP 2017 was a sell out event that assembled a crowd from all over the country.
Over the entire weekend the crowd was overwhelmingly welcoming and respectful of their surroundings and the people around them. There is nothing I can say that can truly illuminate how warm the general atmosphere of this festival was (despite the weather being at snowing temperatures in the middle of summer).
The weekend integrated a balanced blend of genres that accommodates people from all different scenes and demographics, which is one of the many things that really gives PITP its vibrancy and diversity.
Featuring: Amastro / Boo Seeka / Hermitude / Kim Churchill / Lyall Moloney / Remi / Sampa The Great / The Smith Street Band / Sticky Fingers / Tash Sultana / The Vanns / Trophy Eyes / Vera Blue + many more
Every act that graced the festival stage was crowd pleasing and put on amazing performances! But, there was one act in particular that brought tears to my eyes. I was acquainted with a moment where I saw what pain truly feels like. At the end of day two Sticky Fingers came to stage to play what would be their last Australian show before going on hiatus. The crowd at the Paddock stage quickly grew by thousands to witness this exclusive moment that I won't be forgetting anytime soon.
Thanks for the memories PITP, see you next year x