Fans rock out to electric line up
Thousands of music-lovers flocked to the Civic Centre Gardens in Port Hedland over the weekend for the eighth annual North West Festival.
About 2000 people attended the region’s premier music experience, which brought renowned artists to town.
The two-day music extravaganza began with local artist Lachy John, who was followed by Mikey and the Salty Cowboys.
Rock band Redhook then took to the stage and got the crowd on their feet with their energetic performance of originals and covers.
Electronic legends The Potbelleez and rapper Baker Boy were the next two acts, before Amy Shark took to the stage, performing hits including I Said Hi and Mess Her Up, as well as a surprising cover of Teenage Dirtbag.
Redhook singer Emmy Mack said she was unsure how the crowd would react because of the diverse line-up of artists.
“It was great to go out there and get such an incredible response from the crowd, and having people coming to the barrier and rocking out,” she said. “To be the only heavy band and bring that flavour to what is a very eclectic line-up was great, but that’s what I love about this festival — there’s something for everybody.”
Fans returned to the gardens the following day for the all-ages event, the North West Sundowner featuring the Pierce Brothers and Ash Grunwald.
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