1999

1999 and The Pink Flamingo was under new management. Klaus and Heidi turned it into the Pink Flamingo Ski Lodge and served cocktails with their legendary Alpine Friendliness ™. It’s fair to say although the festival was again soldout and everyone had fun, strange weather meant a constant mood of expectancy hovered over the weekend. Or maybe it was just me. The weather will do that to you when you are actually out in it all weekend after six months of being stuck indoors mostly. International guests Cat Power and The Donnas were superb in different ways, Shihad rode the crest of popularity with a stupendous set, The Avalanches were a popular winner and SixFtHick nearly stole the whole show. A few things got a little wacky here and there over the course of the twenty acts. (Note to self – get more sleep before this year’s event). Anyway, no-one seemed to mind too much. We set high standards here at Team Meredith.

Here is some of What Was Said about the festival:
Beat – Everything You Need To Know
Inpress – Give Me A Couch Among The Gumtrees – by Shane O’Donohue

Artist LineUp:
The Avalanches
Shihad
Magic Dirt
Cat Power
Tendrils
The Donnas
Matt Walker and Ashley Davies
Jimmy Little
The Rectifiers
Loin Groin
Motor Ace
SixFtHick
Legends of Motorsport
Pre.Shrunk
DJ Dexta
Mach Pelican
Augie March
Combo La Revelacion
Not From There
Rocket Science
Machine Translations
Dallas Crane
Honeysmack
DJ Slack
DJ Dee Dee
Down Town Brown
Wickid Force Breakers
Special Guest MC: Damien Lovelock