The summer sun is high in the sky over the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Illma Gore has begun her live art installation out the front and as the doors to the building open, it’s clear a band is playing inside. It all has a shambolic clarity to it and the 2013 2High Festival already looks set for great things.
The venue is awash with all types of different people; indie teenagers sipping beer and smoking cigarettes on the balcony, families milling around with small children thrilled by the sights and sounds, and the artists busily rushing around but always willing to stop for questions or offer any help.
As night falls the audiences grow larger and more involved in the performances. The artists are in high spirits, the musicians fuelled by the audience’s responses, the actors are hitting their cues without fault and everyone speaks with an incredible enthusiasm and warmth for what they do.
2high Festival has a tremendous reputation for exposing some incredible talent and this year has proved again to be absolutely no different.
2high Festival was on at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Nov 2. To view more photos from the festival go to scenestr.com.au