For many of us, it was the first taste of freedom from underneath the watchful eyes of our parents, which was equally as important as any music we would go on to see, and it tasted real sweet. The importance of music festivals as a rite of passage for young people is one of the key points explored in director and co-writer Macario De Souza’s film 6 Festivals.
Following three groms – James (Rory Potter) is the entrepreneur of the trio, his sights set on a career as a promoter, Summer (Yasmin Honeychurch) has an incredible singing voice, and Maxie (Rasmus King) is the maestro of mischief – the film shows how we use music and festivals as a method of escaping our problems.
It also features Birri Gubba and Wonnarua woman Guyala Bayles and top Australian acts Dune Rats, G Flip, Bliss n Eso, B Wise, Peking Duk, Ruby Fields, Jerome Farah, Kobie Dee, with real footage shot at a slew of actual Australian music festivals.
The film will be released in select cinemas August 11th (see below), and will also be hitting Paramount+. Catch the trailer above, it’s like playing Where’s Wally with Aus artists.