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    Monday
    Oct222012

    Mumford and Sons, Gentlemen of The Road Festival in Dungog!

    Hello strangers and friends!

    It's no news to you guys that I love Dungog, I've been banging on about it for a while now. Well last weekend over 10,000 fellow festival goers converged on Dungog for the Gentlemen of the Road Festival, brought to town by the great folk from Mumford and Sons. Thank you Mumford for putting this gorgeous little town on the map!

    It was so good to see Dungog humming with people and the cash registers ringing. The crowd was diverse, happy and just a little crazy, exactly the way it should be! Perhaps it was the intense 35+ degree heat over the weekend! I even heard a rumour that the Bottle Shop ran out of grog on Friday night.

    Despite the heat, the festival was fantastic and the crowd even better. Families, townsfolk, teenagers and thirtysomethings (me) all came together for one night of musical awesomeness, rocking out to Mumford and Sons, and an unforgettable set from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's, the haunting songs of Sarah Blasko and the face contorting bellows of Matt Corby (see photo below) along with Husky and Willie Mason.

    The very talented (and award winning) Newcastle photographer, Simone De Peak shot this photo series at the festival on Saturday. She's kindly let me share them all with you. 


    Gentlemen of the Road Festival Dungog

    The Crowds at Gentlemen of the Road

    Water Guns at Gentlemen of the Road Festival Dungog

    Matt Corby at the Gentlemen of the Road Festival

    Wet crowd at Gentlemen of the Road Festival

    Gentlemen of the Road Festival

    hot hot heat at the Gentlemen of the Road Festival

    photo by Simone De Peak gentlemen of the road

    light - gentlemen of the road by Simone De Peak
    Edward Sharpe by Simone De Peak

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's by Simone De Peak

    Edward Sharpe at Gentlemen of the Road by Simone De Peak

    Gentlemen of the Road by Simone De Peak

    Gentlemen of the Road by Simone De Peak

    Mumford and Sons at Gentlemen of the Road Festival by Simone De Peak

    Mumford and Sons at Gentlemen of the Road Festival by Simone De Peak

    Pretty damn amazing photography huh?!?! It's no surprise Simone won a PANPA award for her coverage of the Groovin' the Moo Festival.

    The wide shot of Mumford and Sons, the crowd and those amazing lights takes your breath away. That photo sums up the atmosphere and vibe of the whole weekend. Illuminating.

    Wish you were all there!

    Reader Comments (2)

    Thankyou for sharing these. They capture the spirit of the day beautifully!

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatiewithane

    Thanks Katie!

    Monday, October 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterMiranda @ Howdy Stranger

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