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Swine @ Groovin’ 2014

Groovin’ the Moo, Australia’s foremost rural and or regional festival returned this year with a fully stacked line-up of local and international acts. The line-up managed to straddle the line between large hype bands, up and comers and festival favourites. After a warm welcome to the festival by Andy Bull’s sweet, electronic sounds, The Jungle Giants followed, serving up a slice of ripped jeans and indie pop. The crowd swooned over Vance Joy’s ukulele skills and wistful melodies. A large crowd materialised as the opening chords of ‘Riptide’ rung out through the show grounds. Violent Soho brought their pot fuelled A-game to a crowd so large, punters spilled out the sides of the Moolin Rouge tent, onto surrounding field. Fans fought tooth and nail for a spot on the barrier, showing that the hype surrounding the Queensland crew is still very much alive. Cults, who shared the same time slot, brought their dreamy New Yorker vibes to a modest, afternoon crowd. Architecture in Helsinki proved that you’re never too old for coordinated outfits and dance …

Some Lessons About Backpacking, From a Formerly Inexperienced Traveller.

By James Campbell Neither of us were by any means experienced travellers, in fact we both rarely left the state of Victoria before undertaking the challenge of backpacking through another continent on the other side of the world. Last year my good friend Jordan and I flew into Milan, Italy, which was the starting point of a six week journey through Central and Western Europe. We hopped off the plane at about 10.30 in the morning, and Jordan cruised along with his usual carefree nonchalance, I on the other hand was feeling slightly out of my depth.