Shakafest ’17

You’re in one of two places Saturday 19th August, hooking into the five-foot swell under the blue sky of winter or charging in through the gates of Gold Coast’s Shakafest. The festival’s inaugural year was a hard act to follow, however with Grinspoon as headliners we found Miami Tavern’s car-park a sold-out swelter thanks to Rabbit Radio, Fiik…


Us Wayfarers were invited to Trapdoor’s very first gig. What were we to expect? They were the opening band to a sold out crowd. We arrived early for a brief chat with the boys. Twenty minutes later and they’re on stage blowing minds. We have a moshpit rocking out one song deep, a cabaret of fans, new and old, and chicks’ panties flying left right and centre. Okay, the last one may have been exaggerated, but the rest was aweinspiring. If you could play a first gig then you’d want it to go exactly like that night.