Hi everyone and welcome to our rolling coverage of Southbound 2015 which is on this weekend in Busselton.
We'll be bringing you all the latest news, photos, videos and more from this year's festival from our roving reporters on the ground.
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10pm: As the curtain falls on Southbound 2015 let us hope you have enjoyed it just as much as we have. Thanks for taking part in our live coverage throughout the weekend. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for a full wrap up of all the action and plenty more photos. But for now enjoy the rest of your night and safe travels home.
8.50pm: There is just one more act left for 2015 Southbound! Alt J picked up the 2012 Mercury Prize but then lost founding member Gwil Sainsbury. In the past year, the boys have recovered and are back on track – going from strength to strength. Their new album This Is All Yours has had spectacular results and they will be on the mainstage in 10 minutes. Be sure to give them a huge cheer as we prepare to send off this spectacular weekend in style.
8.30pm: It’s Album Time may be a pretty funny name for an album, but in the case of Norwegian DJ, songwriter and record producer Todd Terje, it’s actually as appropriate as titles get. Dubbed as the “king of the summer jams” by Mixmag and “scandinavian dance music’s most prominent producer” by Allmusic, Terje spent a good deal of the 2000’s as gun for hire. He even wrote hit songs for the likes of Robbie Williams.
Now in 2014, he will be the last act to take to the Lefty’s stage, kicking off his set in 20 minutes.
8pm: Were you snapped by our social photographer enjoying the music and the sunshine today? Check out all the pictures here.
7.30pm: SBTRKT is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome Foulds and he will be taking to the Mainbreak stage in 10 minutes. He has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselekton, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson and Underworld. We wonder if he will take to the stage with his mask?
7.15pm: The days of walking around on a broken leg are nearly finished for Bluejuice. After 13 years, the group announced that 2014 would be their final year. Their Southbound show on Lefty’s stage at 7.30pm promises to be a fantastic final hurrah and is sure to feature all their popular hits.
6.30pm: Our gallery of social media images using the hashtag #southbound2015 now sits at nearly 200 pictures. There are still a few hours left to get your photo in there.
6pm: Well done gents - the Mount Lawley bowls club dudes win Sunday Funday and the very first Southbound 2016 tickets.
5.50pm: It is time for a home grown talent who is sure to draw a big crowd. The John Butler Trio. Starting out as buskers in Fremantle, the roots musicians have risen to become a well-loved regular on the Australian music scene. As multiple award winners, a John Butler Trio live show contains plenty of passion and energy.
5pm: We are fast heading towards the highlight acts of Southbound 2015 and next up on Lefty’s is rapper Joey Bada$$. This whiz-kid burst onto the scene in 2012 and has proved himself to be a serious contender.
4.30pm: The first of our band photos have been published featuring Sticky Fingers just to wet your appetite. Take a look here and check back soon for plenty more.
4.10pm: Next up is Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. The American rock band formed in 2013 and released their debut album Tyranny in September. Since then they have been touring America and are excited to be making their first trip to Australia.
Have a listen to their song Where No Eagles Fly below.
3.30pm: We now have all the Sunday action captured by our social photographers in our gallery. Check it out here.
3pm: Are there any fans of Spiderbait at Southbound 2015? In their illustrious career, the group have produced five Top 20 albums and won two ARIA awards from their 19 nominations. After some time away from the pressures of the music industry, they are back with a new self-titled album that remains true to their rock heritage. These guys are sure to put on an energetic set.
2.30pm: How are you enjoying Fancy Dress Sunday? Maybe you were captured by our socials photographers?
2pm: Regular visitors to the South West, Sticky Fingers specialise in summery good-time vibes and are the next to take to the main stage. Have you got a favourite song of theirs?
1.30pm: Next up on Lefty’s stage at 1.50pm is London’s Wolf Alice. The group spent much of 2013 sporadically blowing our minds: from ‘Bros’ to ‘White Leather’, the ‘rocky pop’ foursome were on the warpath, bringing their arsenal of grunge axes, fey rage and folk-pop hooks along for the ride.
12.50pm: Milky Chance are a German indie-pop duo that specialises in unstoppable ear-worms. If you’ve been anywhere near a radio in 2014, you’ll know their tune ‘Stolen Dance’ – that bouncy, euphoric slice of acoustic guitar pop sung in adorably broken English by lead singer Clemens Rehbein.
Hugely popular in Germany, Australian’s have quickly embraced Milky Chance and they’re rewarding us with their first trip to our shores. Catch them on the main stage in 10 minutes.
12.30pm: It is really hot out in the sun today. What is your best tip for staying cool at Southbound? Share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag #southbound2015.
11.50pm: Railing against his catastrophic moniker, The Kite String Tangle is the experimental project of alternative, electronic artist Danny Harley. His ubiquitous single Given The Chance showcased just how much traction he has created by lobbing up in the top 20 of last years triple j Hottest 100.
As a result, the Kite String Tangle sit squarely at the forefront of the Australian electronic scene. Why not have a listen to the song below and check then check out their performance on the Mainbreak stage in 10 minutes?
11am: Southbound stage opener on Sunday Jim Lawrie spoke to the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail in the lead-up to the festival and said he had a series of action plans for what he would do if no one showed up to his set.
Lawrie told our entertainment reporter Amy McKie he was not reassured by this scenario, having played a set at Falls Festival where the setting spaced people in such a way it gave the appearance of a crowd of five viewers, not 150.
Despite requests that he should start his own rap battle if this scenario unfolded again at Southbound, Lawrie joked he'd start instead a woeful wedding song set.
“That and the Lion King, I used to be obsessed,” Lawrie said.
“For two years, everything I did and owned was based around that.”
When not swooning a potentially miniscule audience, Jim Lawrie can be found during the day making coffee for the Melbourne masses, perfecting his latte art.
Read the full interview here.
10.15am: It wasn’t just our photographers capturing the special moments – hundreds of happy campers uploaded their Southbound memories to Instagram. Check out a gallery of the best photos here. Add #southbound2015 to your pics to get involved.
9.45am: Our photographers got some great shots of the crowds enjoying the show yesterday? Did they get a photo of you? Check out the gallery here.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the girls today.
9.15am: It’s time to have your say. We were treated to so many outstanding acts yesterday and we want to know which one was your favourite? Vote in our poll below.
9am: Welcome to Sunday and the second day of Southbound 2015. How are you feeling this morning? Ready to get back into it? Our team from the Mail sure are!
Yesterday was a great success. Take a moment to scroll through all our updates below as you psyche yourself up for round two.
12am: That is all from us from the first day of Southbound 2015. As you head back to the campsite, or if you have trouble sleeping, why not take a flick through our social photos from day one or our gallery of the best pictures from Instagram. Be sure to join us again tomorrow for more live coverage.
11.10pm: Salt N Pepa’s here and are set to give the crowd at Lefty’s stage a fantastic Saturday signoff. Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton are luminaries of the hip-hop world and are charged with not only being the first all female group in the genre, but also with breaking the glass ceiling so that generations of ladies could rise up. Check them out on the Lefty's stage now.
10.30pm: It is nearly time for the Saturday headliner – Empire of the Sun. The Australian electronic music duo were formed in Sydney in 2007 and in 2009 they won seven ARIA awards having been nominated for 11. The pair are currently working on a new album, Every Ocean Tells a Story.
The Mail crew are hoping they give this favourite a spin.
9.45pm: Alison Wonderland, the woman Diplo called “one of the best DJ’s in Australia”, has been everywhere of late. Hot on the heels of her brilliantly titled Rural Juror tour, she has released her highly anticipated Calm Down EP and established herself position at the top of the Aussie DJ scene.
Her blend of old school dance, hip hop and EDM, as well as an incredible eye for detail, has propelled this former cellist onto the must have list for any warehouse or festival stage. Why not go and check her out on the Lefty’s stage now?
9.15pm: La Roux will be the second last act of the night on the Mainbreak stage at 9.35pm and with a Grammy award and three MTV Europe music award nominations under her belt, singer Elly Jackson is not to be missed. She is pictured below on the artwork of the new album Trouble In Paradise which was released in July.
8.30pm: Our next big shout out goes to Instagram user @rachaelclare___ who sat on a friend’s shoulders to get a great look at the crowd while Vance Joy was performing this afternoon. Check out all those smiling faces!
8pm: Here come The Presets! Australian musos Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes were the first electronic act to win "Album of The Year" at the ARIA Music Awards for their second album, Apocalypso.
southboundfestival BUSSELTON WA TONIGHT + our final show in what has been a total firecracker of a… http://t.co/LH1tshZkdl— The Presets (@ThePresets) January 3, 2015
7.45pm: A shout-out to Instagram user @m_a_t_e_r_a for his great video of Run The Jewel.
7.30pm:Hundreds of photos are flooding Instagram of all the crazy shenanigans of Southbound 2015. As the sun sets, check out our gallery of the best pictures and join in the fun with the hashtag #southbound2015.
6.45pm: Run The Jewels are up in half an hour on the Lefty’s stage. Production for an album Meow The Jewels – a recording of Run The Jewels songs performed with cat sounds is set to begin production later this month after a crowd-funding campaign raised more than $65,000. Strange!
High-profile producer El-P acknowledged the project recently on Twitter.
in January we begin constructing MEOW THE JEWELS. updates soon.— el-p (@therealelp) December 30, 2014
6pm: The Temper Trap are up next on the Mainbreak at 6.35pm. The boys have just come from their hit performance at the Falls Festival and will be entertaining crowds in Melbourne on Monday and Sydney on Tuesday.
5pm: Last month Jagwar Ma performed at the Meredith Music Festival where organisers had been trying for years to get the Australian indie-dance outfit to play. The reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald said they gave a “festival-topping performance.” They are up in 20 minutes.
4.45pm: @tamaradamico87 has shared this great video on Instagram of Vance Joy performing Riptide. Which act has been your favourite so far?
4.30pm: Black Lips, a garage rock band from Atlanta, Georgia are up now on Lefty's stage.
4.15pm: Do we have any fans of Cold War Kids here?
Check out the official audio from their track First on their 2014 album Hold My Home below as they prepare to take to the stage.
4pm: What do you think of this year’s favourite fashions? We have noticed a lot of crocheted and mid riff tops for the ladies and bright tropical shirts on the men. Hats are also a star of the show.
Check out what the crowds are rocking with our gallery of social photos from day one here.
3.30pm: We are uploading our gallery of crowd photos from today and you will be able to see them soon. Have you been snapped by our photographers yet?
3.00pm: He impressed the crowds with his beautiful music at Groovin The Moo last year and now Vance Joy is ready to entertain this great crowd at Southbound 2015.
2:45pm: Australian hip hop act REMI is set to kick off his set in 30 minutes.
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail’s entertainment reporter Amy McKie spoke with lead singer/rap artist Remi Kolawole in the lead-up to Southbound who reflected back on the moment when all the pieces of REMI seemed to fall into place for the first time.
Kolawole said he thought Aussie hip hop as strong as ever and he was looking forward to the festival.
You can check out the full interview here.
2.30pm: The temperature is heating up and we are nearing the forecast maximum of 27 degrees. There are a number of music lovers starting to look burnt so be sure to try and spend some time in the shade and keep your sunscreen refreshed.
1.45pm: Who is ready for Icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir? He is up on the Mainbreak now.
1.00pm: Social media is lighting up with the hashtag #southbound2015 as everyone enjoys the music. Check out our selection of the best photos.
12.30pm: Kim Churchill is up now on the Main Break stage until 1.15pm.
12.15pm: Let's all do our bit to help.
Recycle your empty cans at @MurdochUni’s awesome giant fish sculpture & help keep Southbound one of the world’s most sustainable festivals!— Southbound (@SouthboundWA) January 3, 2015
12.00pm: The crowd down here continues to grow. Who are you most excited to see play?
11.15am: Are you ready to stomp ya feet like a brontosaurus?
Sassy young Adelaide MC Tkay Maidza is making her mark across the world and will take to the main stage in just 15 minutes to get Southbound 2015 underway. Have a read of the full interview with Tkay here.
10:30am: We're only half an hour away from getting underway at Southbound with the Stagebound winner Apache set to open the festival on the Lefty's stage at 11am and Tkay Maidza kicking things off on the Mainbreak stage at 11.30am.
Here's a look at the full setlist for the weekend.
You can view a high-resolution version of the schedule here.
10:00am: Punters are arriving in droves at Southbound ahead of the official start time of 11.00am. If you're one of the people who have just arrived then you'll probably want to check out this handy festival map.
If it's a bit small for your eyes then you can view a larger version of the map on the Southbound website.
9:30am: Are you looking forward to this year's Southbound. To help get yourself in the mood why not check out our gallery of photos from last year's event which was the 10th anniversary of the festival.
9.15am: Busselton-Dusnborough Mail reporter Laura Newey has sent in some photos of the first campers arriving. She says cars are already holding up the campers. Drive-ins have priority over happy camper walk-ins.
9:00am: People will be camping by their cars for this first time this year which is an exciting new addition to the Southbound experience.
However, the festival organisers would like to remind people that due to our licensing restrictions there is no alcohol allowed in the campgrounds.
All vehicles will be searched thoroughly on entry and anyone caught attempting to bring alcohol into the campgrounds will have their tickets along with everyone else in the car cancelled and will have to return home immediately.
Each camping space allocated per car is enough to accommodate two standard size two-person tents or one standard size four-person tent.
Here's a map of the campgrounds.
8:00am: Good morning everyone! Are you heading to Southbound today? If you haven't got your ticket already then it's too late to get one as the festival is sell-out.
We’re sold out online! Limited or tickets one-day available (no camping) on each day at the Main Gate Box Office from 10.30am.— Southbound (@SouthboundWA) January 2, 2015
However, Sunset Events communications manager Candice Walley said there would be a special release of tickets available for purchase on the day at the Main Gate box office.
“We understand some of you may have committed to being in the region for the holidays, for those of you who were planing on attending we are releasing 100 tickets at the Main Gate box office for purchase,” Ms Walley told the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail yesterday.
“First in best dressed so ensure you get down early to avoid disappointment,” she said.