Music lovers at the Fairgrounds Festival in Berry were treated to an idyllic first day of summer on Saturday.
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Festival goers were treated to a warm, sunny day and a mild night in Berry, with the temperature reaching 26 degrees.
Sydney’s Anna Bryant was visiting the Fairgrounds Festival with her family.
“We came last year, the same thing with a weekend pass,” she said.
“Fairgrounds is family friendly, the other festivals we’ve been to have been very crowded and the food hasn’t been great, here you have a really good mix of people, there are families as well as teenagers and 20-year-olds.
"Berry is absolutely beautiful, we can get a fantastic rental property five minutes away and roll on down in the car and spend the day here, everything is pretty perfect really.”
The festival offered something to keep each of the family members entertained.
“My husband and I came for The Breeders because I grew up with them in the nineties, and The Teskey Brothers,” she said.
“My sons are here to see more modern and contemporary bands – Courtney Barnett, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
“We’ve all come for different bands.”
Locals who attended the festival with their families said the atmosphere was more laid-back on Friday, with less people filling the grounds than on Saturday.
“It’s more of a party vibe today (Saturday),” Berry’s Christopher Platts said.
The event attracted hundreds of people engaged in politics to the Talk Tent at 1.30pm.
They listened intently to a conversation between British rockstar Billy Bragg and federal Labor politician Anthony Albanese.
The public figures have been friends for some time, and touched on issues concerning casual racism, sexism and homophobia, political movements, the royal family, Trump and Brexit.
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