GALLERY: Crowds brave searing heat for Nannup Music Festival

CROWDS of people from all over the state braved searing temperatures to attend the Nannup Music Festival over the March long weekend.

The popular festival did not disappoint, either - musical acts from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System to locals Toobaboo and many more entertained the crowds at a variety of venues, where Totally Sound staff kept each new performance running smoothly.

There was plenty to see and do at the markets as well, from stalls with an array of handmade crafts, recycled fashions and musical instruments, to numerous young buskers gaining performance experience, to the more seasoned street performers.

A highlight of the street performers was Michael "Pirateman" Speranza's live human video arcade, which kept the kids coming back for more and more.

The Hairball Theatre also provided plenty of amusement while walking around wearing giant flowerpots on their heads.

Tenzin Choegyal and the Monks of Tibet drew plenty of interest when they started each day with a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and overtone singing.

Two recycled and repurposed sculptures graced the festival.

Mad Meg, a towering and colourful puppet, was made by three people over three weeks and then donated to the Festival.

Tyrone Treadbark was a sculpture made entirely from junk.

Project coordinator Chris Rutter said a grant from the WA Waste Authority enabled artisans, designers and engineers Junkadelic, who make installations out of junk, to travel from Perth on weekends and help create the sculpture.

Local high school students assisted in the project, which was made at the high school and then pushed by hand for two kilometers to the festival ground.

"It may start appearing at other festivals," Mr Rutter said.

A heightened consciousness of current political issues was also in evidence, due to the high numbers of people displaying stickers, signs and slogan referring to both the Sea Shepherd and the I Am Steve Marsh campaigns.

The Nannup Music Festival weekend overall proved another roaring success for the hard-working committee and the whole town.

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