Grab your wine and crocheted rugs because we are reminiscing about the wonderful time we had at the incredible Porchland Festival.
On April 9, the renowned Porch Sessions brought their popular bohemian festivities to Newenham in Mount Barker, featuring an array of live music, local foods and beverages, and handmade treasures splayed out across our beautiful land.
The crowd arrived with blankets and picnic rugs in tow ready for an afternoon of musical magic. Boy, were they in for a treat!
South Australia’s MANE and Tom West were highlights, with the locals absolutely loving the home-grown acts. Al Parkinson and The babes, Jack Carty, The Teskey Brothers and O’Little Sister also graced the stage in front of the eager fans huddling together, before Sons of the East wrapped up the night under the twinkling lights.
Daisy Burger, Los Pinchos Locos and Mischief Brew were just a handful of the delicious suppliers available on the day, with a hot cuppa being a particular crowd-pleaser to keep their hands warm. Add the chocolate brownies from Four Seeds and we were on to a winning combo!
Thankfully, the artisans selling their hand-crafted and highly attractive art, jewellery and clothing and many of the food vendors were set up inside the restored Newenham shed where the Market Bazaar took place, providing not only a colourful shopping complex for patrons, but a warmer space to hide away from the bouts of rain.
But not even the wet weather could dampen the mood. Everyone danced and sang in to the early evening under the large tipi and streamers as the sun began to set and shine its dappled light through the trees on this inaugural music festival at Newenham.
The food and music, the bunting and fairy lights, and the many beautiful people that made Porchland such a colourful, friendly and festive experience will be placed fondly at the heart of Newenham’s memory bank for many years to come!