The City to Bush Doof, or CBD, originated as a simple idea to bring together friends and share positivity, happiness and good vibes. The concept of introducing bush-doof elements to a city landscape was immediately popular and created a stir on social media capturing the interest of both steadfast bush doofers and the more urban party crowd alike.
The event saw fourteen artists play across two stages and was a carefully chosen blend of local and interstate acts. While headliners Orkestrated and Naylo were big drawcards for the valley crowd it was the solid psytrance line-up that encouraged doofers into the urban jungle. With a standout performance from ALVA, the pulsing rhythm of the psytrance stage was the true beating heart of this event, keeping the crowd going strong well into Sunday night.
In typical doof fashion the location was kept secret, which kept punters guessing right till the last minute. Finally, it was revealed that Brightside, smack bang in the middle of the valley, would be hosting the event. It was a good choice and allowed people to float between the hypnotic psytrance of the main room to the minimal and progressive-house sounds of the exterior open-air stage. The two outdoor chill areas were just the right size with the cool addition of some small market stalls offering glitter and henna. These small touches along with a food truck gave the event those familiar doof feels and were enjoyed by many.
When it comes to a great event intention plays a huge part in its overall success and from the beginning, James Henderson's approach was first and foremost about the attendees. A successfully produced event incorporates balance, environment and brings together the right blend of people and music and CBD did all of this.
The line-up was solid and appealed to both the intended audiences, which resulted in a party full of smiling faces and good vibes. Overall, the CBD was a cool event and pulled off the blended concept well.