Confetti @ The Palace

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Confetti @ The Palace


Marking the opening of the Midsumma 2014, Confetti did not fail to deliver a fabulous night of badass beats and disco bliss. Boasting a line up of Australian and International acts including Cakes Da Killa and Raff Daddy, DJs Fletch and Yo Mafia kicked off the night with a flawless mix of hip hop, old school, trap and trill, a fitting soundtrack for the fierceness that was about to be experienced; Cakes Da Killa.

Yo Mafia spun tracks for Cakes, opening with Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme before breaking into tracks from his latest mixtape The Eulogy. Informing the crowd “Can I get a different lighting, I’m feeling really bloated right now” before being joined on stage by dancers wearing flower crowns, Cakes Da Killa was simply fierce. At the very moment that I thought ‘Damn – I wish the Twerkshop crew could get up on stage to dance with Cakes’ the Twerkshop crew got up and did what they do best, mid-set with Cakes.

DJ Sveta kept the party going with her party mix of grimey hip hop and vogue-worthy electronica before Sydney-locals Worlds End Press brought the crowd to the dancefloor. A perfect blend of acoustic and electronica, the four-piece were energetic from their very first disco opener. With minimal stage banter between tracks, their ‘DJ-style’ of making their songs blend with each other was a big win.

With a packed out dancefloor, The Presets were welcomed at The Palace with open arms as they delivered their amazing catalogue of hits. Julian Hamilton’s voice was incredibly distinct as they played through a xylophone-heavy remix of If I Know You, to the poppier Promises. The crowd sang along to the jungle-anthemic Ghosts and later the crowd favourite My People. The Presets are absolute Australian music gold. Confetti was a fabulous way to welcome the Midsumma Festival with an eclectic and fitting line up.


Loved: Everything. Musical variety was spot on.

Hated: Nothing.

Drank: Cider.