THE SWAN Valley became one big dance party on Saturday night when more than 12,000 people flocked to Houghton Winery for the debut of Hot Dub Wine Machine in Perth.
The event was one to remember, with acts PNAU, Miami Horror, Crooked Colours, Running Touch and Tina Says taking to the stage before Sydney DJ Tom Loud, who did not disappoint.
Loud’s two-and-half hour set begun in the ‘50s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets and then took the huge crowd on a history lesson of more than sixty years worth of hit music, from the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder to the Spice Girls and Beyonce.
Add a visual backdrop, light show, gourmet food and wine, and a stunning venue and you have yourself an amazing event.
I am no festivalgoer, but the enticement of music, food and wine at one of my favourite wineries was enough to get me there and I was glad I did.
This event had such good vibes from the minute I entered the venue and had me buzzing long after I had left.
What an idea; create a festival around music that will take us through some of the best hits since the ‘50s and then create an event around that.
Why had no one thought of it sooner?
The only negatives were the toilet and drink lines and the traffic, but not enough to dampen the night.
Will Hot Dub be back in 2018? I for one really hope it is and I’ll first in line to buy a ticket.