As the sun came out for a beautiful spring day over Flemington music and art lovers of all ages descended on “The Nursery” to listen to great indie music, watch artistic performances and together celebrate the best of what the arts has to offer with this years Lost Picnic festival. With an incredible line up of visual and musical artists on offer the inaugural boutique Australian festival catered for everything and for every age with activities for kids big and small as the enjoyed a day out on the grass with friends celebrating the arrival of the warmer months. As the gates opened and crowds began to fill the space it was clear that the day was one of relaxing with friends and family while partying along with the acts on the bill.
After an opening set from the incredibly talented Odette the tone of the day was set and as artist and band after each other took to the stage their was no dispute that an easy Sunday with good food, drinks and friends/family was the only way to do it! As giant butterfly dressed artists and beautifully costumed bugs floated around and visual artists performed all over the park ground people everywhere gave into the interaction and by the time the Hot Potato Band and Marlon Williams had played their set the stage was set for the headliners to play us into the late afternoon and keep us dancing into the night! When Meg Mac took the stage and started to melodically take over the crowd couldn’t help but go on the journey with her and as she finished and Melbourne’s sweetheart Tash Sultana took over it was a matter of continuing that journey with another captain at the helm.
If you didn’t get yourself to the first ever Lost Picnic then don’t make that mistake twice, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of their show next year and make sure you get yourself to it! For now though enjoy some of my favourite moments from my day in the park below with a first-look at what this years festival offered us.