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Fun in the sun for music fans
Fun in the sun for music fans

Patersons Stadium received rave reviews from festival goers at Summadayze yesterday.

On a humid 34C day, organisers said about 8000 people turned out for the music festival, which they said was the first on the hallowed turf.

The mid-afternoon heat proved too much for some, who sought relief in the shade of nearby trees, fences and even bins.

The air-conditioned Bill Walker Room was transformed into a disco, where international house and trance DJs kept the crowd jumping.

Outside, the party picked up as the temperature dropped, with Fedde Le Grand taking to the main stage at 5.15pm.

Sitting in the shade of a green wheelie bin, Simone Kent, 40, said she could not wait to see the Chemical Brothers.

"It's a great venue but the only problem is there's not much shade," she said. "It's an amazing line-up though."

John Ungvary, 18, echoed most people's thoughts when he said he was looking forward to nightfall.

"It's probably too hot to be out there dancing right now but it's good fun - Summadayze is always a good day," he said.

"I haven't seen any trouble around either. It's a good atmosphere."

Rachael Thorncroft, 25, had only one complaint - the price of water.

"It's a really good, grassy venue," she said. "It would be nice if they had a few taps or some free water - not $5 for a bottle."

Sen. Sgt Jade Smith said there had been a few drug seizures by 5pm.

One man was charged with assaulting a public officer.

In Busselton, the annual two-day Southbound festival came to an end on Saturday, with acts including Coolio and The Flaming Lips drawing crowds of about 12,500.