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FOMO @ The Adelaide Gaol Kickstarts The Year In Festivals


FOMO @ The Adelaide Gaol Kickstarts The Year In Festivals

Harrison Schultz

In the midst of scorching heat, hundreds of sweaty bodies and filthy, filthy bangers, FOMO Festival unleashed the crazy within those who braved the day.

With a forecast of 39 degrees it was never going to be the most comfortable of festival days, but damn, it was organised well. Food and drink stalls were set up inside one of the courtyards, whilst the main (only) stage was set over the grass area with plenty of shade. As the heat blistered on, security sprayed down the crowds with water. It would have become a hell of a lot cooler, but then Desiigner’s set started and set the entire place on fire. Doing some of the best hype work of the day, Desiigner got in and among the crowd, proving indefinitely he was one of the acts of the day.

From one blistering performance to another, the always stunning George Maple took over the stage and made it her own. The crushing performances continued as Goldlink, Metro Boomin and JME made sure the crowd was keeping up before it was time for Peking Duk to make some noise. Anyone that has seen them before know they're capable of taking a concert from great, to utterly brain melting - and that's exactly what they did this time round. With Floasstradamus still to play, the buzz in the crowd couldn't be of any higher energy. They topped off the festival providing one of the best sets of the day. The mosh grew larger, and for the space that there was, the best place to go was up. Three-person stacks were forming (and falling) everywhere. 

For one of the first festivals to hit 2017, it might just be one of the best festivals Adelaide will host this year. Despite the heat, there was no denying the effort of each artist and great vibes from the majority of the crowd. A serious congratulations are in order to the organiser's of the festival for making it as sun safe as possible.

Want to see if you were snapped? Head over to our FOMO gallery, all photos by Wade Whitington.