This past weekend, we ventured our way to Newcastle, Australia aka ‘Newy’ to dance our hearts out at This That. It was our first time at this music festival and we already know we’ll be returning next year. Here’s why you need to join us too!
A festival is definitely all about the music but This That knows how to pull it all together into an unforgettable experience. From the minute you walked in, you were greeted by the buzz (shout out Hermitude) and excitement of festival revellers dressed to impress. In true festival fashion, we spotted everything from watermelon shirts to head-to-toe avocado themed outfits.
Throughout the day we ran between ‘This’ stage and ‘That’ stage to fit in all of the acts that we wanted to see (god bless the team that put together the set times). ‘That’ stage was full of heavy energetic drops mixed in with Jai Wolf’s atmospheric beats. ‘This’ stage was full of dance tunes you could boogie to.
There was already a packed house for Haiku Hands. L D R U brought the heat and then Enschway kept the party going. He played all of the crowd favourites, including Sicko Mode. Even the confetti flowed in sync with the heavy drops that had us going wild.
It was then time for Jai Wolf to bring his magic. His electric beats got the crowd going and his remix of ODESZA’s Say My Name was the highlight before we headed to ‘This’ stage to watch Hermitude. The crowd was well and truly alive, dancing along to Northern Lights, HyperParadise and Every Day. Everyone turned it up a notch when The Buzz came on, with the millennial pink sunset acting as the perfect backdrop.
NGHTMRE kept the energy flowing and we just couldn’t get enough. We felt the Gud Vibrations with every single feisty drop. The trap and bass lovers were all in their element. Meanwhile, everyone was dancing their hearts out to beloved duo Peking Duk. The fireworks popped to the tune of High and it was the most incredible moment standing next to thousands of people all singing along.
After a quick detour to the ‘other’ stage and having fun with the glow-in-the-dark UV lighting, SLUMBERJACK was up next. They blessed the crowd with their mesmerising drops and beautiful vocals. Fracture featuring Vera Blue had us all singing along and feeling the bass.
Golden Features closed the show in spectacular style. Everyone bounced around to his dance tunes mixed in with bangers No One and Falling Out. We had the best view in the house, flying high on the Sky Flyer amusement ride. Accompanying the final song of the night Worship, the colourful sparks of the fireworks lit up the night sky.
We partied with 17,000 other friendly people who were all there to have a good time. Unlike other festivals, there were no long waiting times for the bar or the toilets which was amazing and there was a variety of food and beverage options (gelato anyone?). We personally loved Gordon’s Pink Gin set up with fluffy cushions and comfy rugs where we relaxed in between sets (and no, this was not VIP). Even the merch was high quality and very well designed!
We loved every minute of This That and we honestly re-watched our Instagram stories about a hundred times. By the time Monday came along, we just wanted to be back at This That.
Thank you to This That for providing passes to review the festival.