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.

Rock stars: Jesse Brewer, front, with Iggy Barrett, Finley Greenwood and Magnus Barrett.

Rock stars: Jesse Brewer, front, with Iggy Barrett, Finley Greenwood and Magnus Barrett.

Corley McLernon from Bridgetown gets an on the spot drumming lesson from Ben Cody.

Corley McLernon from Bridgetown gets an on the spot drumming lesson from Ben Cody.

Gertrude and the Dead Aunts perform at the Amphitheatre.

Gertrude and the Dead Aunts perform at the Amphitheatre.

Django Featherstone, 10, puts his juggling skills to use.

Django Featherstone, 10, puts his juggling skills to use.

Cat Edmunds chills out at the Rustic Rares stall.

Cat Edmunds chills out at the Rustic Rares stall.

Haunting: Leah Emily Grant perform for an enthralled audience.

Haunting: Leah Emily Grant perform for an enthralled audience.

Mort Hansen on didgeridoo.

Mort Hansen on didgeridoo.

Busking: Dawn Taylor, 11.

Busking: Dawn Taylor, 11.

Singer Mary Myfanwy.

Singer Mary Myfanwy.

Pot luck: Emily Armenis and Terence Smith of the Hairball Theatre.

Pot luck: Emily Armenis and Terence Smith of the Hairball Theatre.

Michael Pirateman Speranza runs a live human arcade game for the kids.

Michael Pirateman Speranza runs a live human arcade game for the kids.

Busker Beth Gosper.

Busker Beth Gosper.

Performers Bravo Child and Alphamama.

Performers Bravo Child and Alphamama.

Busking: Scarlett Bunter.

Busking: Scarlett Bunter.

Liz Williamson brings Mad Meg the Nannup Witch out to play.

Liz Williamson brings Mad Meg the Nannup Witch out to play.

Ursula, Raymond and Kieran Gibson with the Tyrone Treadbark sculpture.

Ursula, Raymond and Kieran Gibson with the Tyrone Treadbark sculpture.

Jenny Hanson and Clint Connor man the Sea Shepherd stall.

Jenny Hanson and Clint Connor man the Sea Shepherd stall.

Sequoia Gray, Rainbow Pammy, Eli Wylde and Mateo Zaidenvorm.

Sequoia Gray, Rainbow Pammy, Eli Wylde and Mateo Zaidenvorm.

Cubbihouse Entertainment keep the kids enthralled.

Cubbihouse Entertainment keep the kids enthralled.

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Lobsang retreats from the heat.

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Lobsang retreats from the heat.

Fiona Quartermaine, Kady Grosser, Olimpia Cecora and Mark Vorkoeper.

Fiona Quartermaine, Kady Grosser, Olimpia Cecora and Mark Vorkoeper.