Nestled amongst Abbotsford’s eclectic-ness is a street that personifies the high meets low, hipster styled suburb and this year the teams at Crown Ruler, Moon Dog Craft Brewery & Untitled Group have been banging heads to bring your 10 hour, all-rounder, high powa block party – the Duke Street Block Party. Starring a range of electric-disco styled acts, both from home and abroad, the festival will see the street come alive and behind every nook and cranny is a new adventure for you to discover.
Keeping the eclectic feel a full range of food-truck styled foods and drinks from a makeshift bar and range of food vendors, that lines the street, were on offer and as you entered the street long festival your taste and smell senses were treated and taken on the ride as well as your touch and sight. As you make your way down the brick and asphalt paradise you are forced to dance as the clink-clink sounds of soulful melodies take over your body. Local acts Interstellar Fugitives, Cassettes For Kids, Big Words, Total Giovanni & Mondo Freaks joined the all star lineup which feature internationals John Gómez, Floating Points & Evelyn Champagne King and a host of others who together joined forces to make sure the party didn’t stop until the night was well and truly done and dusted. Over on the club tip the Notorious Club Coco switched the club for the sidewalk as locals Donalds House, Jess Zammit & Rhapsodise joined forces, with a host of others, the club showcased just why it’s is at the top of it’s game, and somewhere you want to be! The Pink-light ravers were also taken care of as Brooke Powers, Soft Approach & Anuraag, plus others, helped the underground come to life.
If you didn’t make it down to this years Duke Street Block Party then I can tell you first hand that isn’t a mistake you’ll want to make twice. The newest street styled boutique festival is one you will definitely need to add to your 2020 calendar! Take a look below at some of my favourite moments from the day that was and I will see you down their for next years edition, and one hell of a boogie!