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Well what a day.  Saturday, 26th October 2013 – Fat As Butter, the premier event in the Newcastle region, returns for its sixth year of indulgence.

I have to say that this baby boomer was feeling fairly nervous, and excited at the same time about covering this gen Y event, with my fifteen-year-old daughter and her friends somewhere in the sea of approximately 11,000 bodies I had no idea what to expect.

Some of the 11,000 bodies getting it on at Fat As Butter

I’ve heard stories from previous year’s events about unruly drug and alcohol-fueled crowds. Whilst I did witness a few testosterone and alcohol induced acts of stupidity, it was nothing I hadn’t seen at other events targeting older audiences.


Blue Juice – Jake Stone

In reality, by far the majority of the fans were well behaved; they were there to party and have a good time. I found the whole vibe of the day was just electric with a perfect spring day to go with it.


Gym Class Heroes – Travie McCoy

In its 6 sixth year the festival is in located in parkland between Newcastle Harbour foreshore and Nobby’s Beach plans are already underway for a bigger and better things next year with onsite camping being introduced for the first time in 2014.


Matt Corby

Highlights for this year’s Fat as Butter line up saw the likes of The Ruben’s, British India, Blue juice, Matt Corby, Boy and Bear just to name a few, with a killer set from Bliss’n’Eso who pumped the crowd right up for headliners Gym Class Heroes.


Rubens – Sam Margin

I left Fat as Butter on Saturday night with aching old bones, sunburn, ringing in my ears, a bag full of dusty gear and a huge smile on my face.


British India – Declan Melia

Would I do it again next year? HELL YEAH CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!


Bliss ‘n Eso – Max Mackinnon