All photos by Jonathan James @trapdoorproject
Legions of Adelaide natives flooded Bonython Park for a taste of Listen Out, the juggernaut festival that exploded into the electronic scene in 2013.
With a lineup featuring heavy hitters such as Flume, Diplo and Schoolboy Q, Listen In Adelaide, the little sister to Listen Out made a distinct impression.
Competing with Spring Affair wine festival that toured a huge chunk of Adelaide partygoers throughout McLaren vale, it seemed that the rest of Adelaide was at Bonython ready to hear their favourites.
Flume, back in Adelaide after a break that felt far too long gave us a performance reminiscent to his at the now defunct Big Day Out festival in 2014.
Well, trust Flume to bring it. Off the back of an infamous burning man incident, flume wasn’t keeping things low-key. Starting heavy with Never Be Like You to pump up the crowd.
From there, other hits played out including newly released Rushing Back featuring Vera blue. And while we didn’t get Vera on stage a la Red Rocks, her presence was felt in the crowd chanting the lyrics.
Often headlining the same festivals as Flume due to music style and vibe, Diplo also took the crowd on a journey, albeit a rowdier one. Rolling out favourites like Get it Right and Set Me Free, Diplo made sure his mark was made.
ScHoolboy Q, all the way from California, brought along his American East Coast rap all the way to Adelaide and the crowd was loving it. In the same fashion, rapper Denzel Curry, DJ Riton and Biscits rounded out the stellar lineup with sensational performances.
A generous crowd with full appreciation for the artists made Listen In one of the best festivals to have rolled through the Adelaide calendar. Also heavily supporting the side-act-turned-festival theme that has been taking precedence.