The Grapevine Gathering was in back in fine form at Rochford Wines in Victoria after an earlier cancellation in NSW. The festival drew thousands of eager people ready to party and soak up the summer vibes.
The festival was an absolute scorcher. In the 34 degree heat and searing sun, Creature Fear played tracks from their EP and new tunes written during lockdown to an enthusiastic crowd. Melbourne locals Rest For the Wicked showcased their eclectic mix of electronica and indie pop.
Things heated up when The Veronicas hit the stage performing crowd anthems “Untouched” and “4ever”. Vera Blue had the crowd in the palm of her hand as she opened her 45 minute set with “Temper”, and included female favourite “Lady Powers”, “Settle”, and “Lie to Me”.
The sun was beginning to set and weather was cooling down when Jungle Giants hit the stage. But they keep the heat up. Festival goers were in full swing as the band performed 110% and celebrated their song “Love Signs” hitting number 18 in the Triple J’s 2021 Hottest 100.
Peking Duk closed the festival with a blazing electronic set accompanied with plenty of pyro, confetti, streamers, and amazing visuals. They certainly set a standard for festival headliners!