Ouija Beats – Not your average Halloween party
By Zanda Wilson - Photography by Kirk Montano
Halloween is generally one of the most happening nights of the year, but this year a fresh new party arose under the big top at Luna Park. Hosted by FBi, the inaugural Ouija Beats kicked off in fine style, featuring some of Australia’s best new acts.
Ouija Beats delivered fantastic vibes and awesome live acts, minus any significant number of munted punters. The big top was split into two rooms and the decorators held nothing back, with the big top looking fantastically scary.
Olympic Ayres kicked off proceedings with catchy grooves as keen punters arrived. Willow Beats then played a typically passionate set; Kaly captivated the audience with her dulcet tones and enchanting dance moves.
Northeast Party House gave us a glimpse of what they’re capable of, with a sweaty and raw performance that left even the most enthusiastic members of the audience needing a glass of water and a sit down. We then heard some excellent electro vibes from Basenji, who showed just how much he has improved since his big festival debut and Splendour four months ago, with an incredibly polished set.
Closing the night on each stage respectively were Panama and Cosmo’s Midnight. The Jarrah McCleary fronted Panama have really found their niche treading the line between synthetic and live music. Lastly, Cosmo’s Midnight showed that they’ve practically perfected the small venue gig, with a multi-paced performance filled with sneak-peaks at stuff they’ve been working on including a remix of Porter Robinson’s Sad Machine that sounds like it could be one of the anthems of summer.