30 January 2006, 10:06 AMArgeaux
I couldn't begin to describe Lilyworld, so hopefully these images and information will give you a taste.
It is SO lila997
Lilyworld, a festival within a festival:http://www.bigdayout.com/images/photogallery/photo_612.jpg
The philosophy of Lilyworld:http://www.bigdayout.com/images/photogallery/photo_611.jpg
A picture of the Lilyworld shack/stage:http://www.bigdayout.com/images/photogallery/photo_537.jpg
The Lilyworld crew:http://www.pbsfm.org.au/SiteImages/img26619.jpgNevermind the LILYPAD
Evolution has taken another step, and we’re pretty sure it’s forward. 2006 heralds the dawning of a new LILYage at the BIG DAY OUT. We introduce LILYWORLD - the glorious bastard child of the infamous, celebrated and unique and totally mental BDO institution, the LILYPAD. In 2006, the Big Day Out LILYWORLD Ambience Team are blasting their insanity to a new orbit and say goodbye PJs and soft toys and hello boiler suits, protective eyewear and clipboards; they’ve joined the ranks of the big boys with even bigger toys! The new LILYWORLD is a destination itself within BIG DAY OUT: a world within a world, an alternative desert island hideaway with performance areas, sound systems, pageantry, cocktail bars, sculptures, art installations, sideshows and air-conditioning!
When you’ve had enough of the sun, the crowds and friends you can’t manage to shake off, escape and get shipwrecked on the shores of The LILYWORLD stage. A desert island complete with thatched huts, plastic palm trees, beach umbrellas and jerk chicken stands, the LILYWORLD stage will feature a mind-blowing selection of the most original cutting edge acts and gags from around Australia and around the world, including: DJs Heavy G and Christo who will take you on a musical journey, everywhere from old school beneton to new school raggaton with the latest breaks and beats from record stores all around the globe. Your inimitable hosts Duckpond and Larry Kronick Jr, might have swapped their expensive pajamas for frumpy frocks, and fishnets, but don’t expect anything less than good humour, merciless bagging and spontaneous bad taste in all its glory. K.K.Juggy returns to present some of the hottest beach-side burlesque acts in the land as well as a lot of sandy sunset-strip surprises…
2006 will see the largest ever selection of special guests to appear at LILYWORLD, including an incredible array of world music and indigenous acts from around the globe, celebrating culture, lifestyle and humanity. CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM are regarded as one of Europe’s top roots and dub heavyweight sound systems, and for almost 20 years have been one of the foundation sounds of the Notting Hill Carnival. Exclusive to the Lilyworld stage hear selector MIKEY DREAD and MC RAS KAYLEB with a multitude of special effects and sirens. CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM brings the message of Rasta to the BIG DAY OUT. (All Cities) The brainchild of Tex Perkins, THE BUMHEAD ORCHESTRA is a supergroup of devoted member minstrels whose allegiance to improvisation is swayed only by the wild conductorship of Tex. (Syd, Melb, Perth) Hold tight for a whirlwind of beats, breaks and imaginative loops from AFRA AND THE INCREDIBLE BEATBOX BAND, the most influential and revered beat boxers to emerge from Japan. (Sydney Only) Homegrown human beat box legends JOEL TURNER and TOM THUMB make a triumphant comeback to LILYWORLD after their Beatboxing world title wins in Germany this year. (Gold Coast only) MU, is one freaked out Japanese electro punk princess, and will flip your mind with her hi-mutant sonic discoid punk performance art. (Melb only) And for his very special last hurrah in LILYWORLD, the BIG DAY OUT’s favourite country and eastern crooner KAMAHL is all set to cross the Nullabor with the BDO and has agreed to lend us his kaftans for the tour. (Syd, Adel and Perth)
LILYWORLD are featuring new and upcoming artists and sound crews such as GHETTO FABULOUS, LA FIESTA SOUND SYSTEM, WINNER, THE AMAZING PHILLIPS SISTERS, CASIO BROTHERS, THE JOHNNY CASH CONVERTERS, MAN’S RUIN BURLESQUE, THE TOWN BIKES, MANJAM, KATCH AND DAVE WITH THE HYDROFUNK SOUND SYSTEM DJs, TOMAS FORD’S CABARET OF DEATH and an array of unforgetable music acts featuring the best from Africa and the Carribean.
Each year guests from the BDO touring party can’t wait to get down and join the LILYWORLD SUPERSTAR DJ sunset beach party. Previous years have seen Afrika Bambaata, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Chemical Brothers, Black Eyed Peas and the Dandy Warhols rock the decks. Who will be rolling out the beach towel and spinning the summer breaks be this year?
Moving on to the mind-boggling multitude of brand spankin’ LILYWORLD attractions…While scouting global arts festivals this year, the Ambience team stumbled across a bright pink inflatable cocktail bar at the Venice Biennale. Just what they were looking for, THE PINK HOUSE is set to become a festival icon in itself. This 8m high 100% pink self contained space will house the Lilyworld cocktail bar serving such exotic and much needed refreshments as vodka injected oranges, and will feature video screens, ice sculptures and special one off surprise performances.
The LILYWORLD “CLUBTAINER” - only 6 metres long and 3 feet wide, the CLUBTAINER is a tripped out miniature cheesy 70s niteclub complete with velvet ropes, red carpet, mirror balls, DJ console and massive sound system. Enter a world within a world within a world and have your own LILYWORLD disco moment!
Don’t miss the LILYWORLD “GRAFFTAINER”, a performance space, installation, a happening and an exhibition all in one. The LILYWORLD GRAFFTAINER will see the cream of Antipodean street artists, stencilists, and graff writers converge to execute a live “spray off” throughout the day, all to the tune of hip hop sounds blaring out of a burnt out motor wreck and whiffs of aerosol in the air.
Take a trip with the LILYWORLD ICE CREAM VAN - originally conceived on an extreme acid experience in the back of a luton van on the M25 in the 1989 summer of love, Duckpond finally gives birth to his vision of an ice cream van tricked out to the hilt with a massive PA system, and will make random demented appearances around the BDO sites to mess with your heads. International guest superstar dee jays and assorted freaks will be beating each other up for a slot on this battery powered freak machine.
So hold onto your sanity at the BIG DAY OUT this year as LILYWORLD adds the most serious twist ever to the BDO festival experience. Do not miss out on this place of relaxation, inebriation and celebration of the offbeat, the obscure, the creative, and everything in between.
30 January 2006, 07:57 PMlila997
OMG...70's disco balls, ice cream, music and
a pink house??
I frickin' love Australia.