SHE’LL BE COMIN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN
It really won’t be long before things start rolling around here. There’s been forty-six million hours spent piecing together the LineUp together, and it’s shaping up verrrrry nicely so far. Nearly there now, but if you have ideas, suggestions, input, comments about artists you’d like to see, hear and experience at Golden Plains No.5 we would absolutely love to hear from you.
IN FULL BLOOM
Golden Plains has certainly had a charmed life so far, and long may it continue. Blessed with (mostly) glorious Autumnal weather, remarkable lineups and a peaceful, fun-loving patronage, she has sailed along nicely in her first four years. Dunno about you but to us this year – her Fifth – feels like her time to really shine, to blossom, to live in nobody’s shadow. The idea of Golden Plains was around for years before she had a name or a birthdate. The team here took a long time to refine and define what it was we thought she might be. As with most plans of mice and men, she hasn’t really turned out as we thought she would. Which is all terrific and fine by us – Golden Plains has very much evolved naturally, propelled by the wishes and desires of the people who attend, rather than by any grand plan, and that’s what a festival should perhaps be. There are a few things that are undeniable and intrinsic to her character – that she’s in Autumn, at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, on a Long Weekend, and is a smaller size than the Meredith Music Festival (also held at that site). Those elements are givens. After that, whatever plans we had are moot. Golden Plains is her own, and she is yours. Blaze the trail, we’ll follow the breadcrumbs through the forest. Something like that. The point is, Golden Plains is in absolutely perfect condition and No. 5 will see her in full bloom. Again, if you know her, and have thoughts on this matter, we would love to hear them.
DIARISTS AND FORWARD-PLANNERS ALERT
Please note – the 2011 festival date is (unusually) the second weekend of March, not the first weekend. That’s when Labour Day falls in 2011 in Victoria, therefore Golden Plains No. 5 will Happen on March 12-14, 2011. More news as it comes to hand. Make sure u is subscribed – push green button up top left there.