Hungry Kids of Hungary frontman Dean McGrath reckons Australian music festivals, which stretch over multiple days, should start in the early afternoon.
Speaking to Music Feeds at the Select Music 7th Birthday Party at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory last week, McGrath reflected on the fun experience that the band had at a festival in Holland during their recent European tour:
“It was full on compared with doing a festival in Australia…such a different vibe”, he said.
“It was a three-day camping festival and we were the first band on at 2pm. I think festivals in Australia need to learn something from that: don’t check a band on at 11 in the morning, everyone misses them!”
McGrath also reckons European festivals are a lot more diverse than local ones:
“They just cover all bases: you get super pop acts playing next to metal bands”, he said.
“Mastadon were the next band after us on another stage, and then there was some weird local European folk band on another stage.
“It was really really diverse, but it was cool in that way as well; they (the punters) were so into it.”
Interview by Mike Hohnen
Filmed, edited and produced by Daniel Taylor