Nannup Music Festival draws big crowds | Photos

COOL, overcast weather greeted a crowd numbering in the thousands at the Nannup Music Festival at the weekend.

The temperate weather was a welcome surprise to festival-goers more used to blistering heat at the popular event.

A long list of bands were on board to entertain the crowds at the various stages and venues this year, allowing visitors to wander from place to place to experience new names and new sounds, and possibly find new favourites among them.

One singer who drew bigger and bigger crowds to her performance on Saturday morning was Maya Ixchell, performing at the Tiger Stage, whose vocals carried both pure music and an innate sense of the singer’s own joy.

An avenue of market stalls offered visitors a look at designers from around the South West handcrafting everything from clothing to jewellery to musical instruments, as well as a chance to meet the faces of local organisations such as the SES, and learn about the Noongar language from the Noongar Boodja Language Centre.

Buskers filled the streets and laneways with music too, from Ella Brower sharing her talent on the violin to Angus Filsell showing you don’t need much more than a plastic box to cut some wicked beats.

The Nannup Music Festival always puts on a wonderful weekend, and this year sent their crowds, visitors, performers and volunteers home happy with another great festival.