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Kiss My Grass Review 2 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne - 12.3.2006

Author: Phil Watkins
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Kiss My Grass Steals the Summer!

Throughout the close to two years of reviewing for I have always tried my best to support Australian, particularly Melbourne, talent in our flourishing dance music scene. I reckon Melbourne has one of the most talented dance music scenes in the world.

With Kiss FM now back on the airwaves and coming up to celebrating their first year back on the air, it seemed fitting that an event like 'Kiss my Grass' should happen in order to raise awareness about the station and to showcase not only the type of talent both appearing on Kiss week in week out but also some of the other stars we have smashing up our clubs.

Over one hundred DJs appeared on six different stages, showcasing Hip Hop to Banging Techno with everyone playing a part and being part of the 'Kiss story' live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Well no one would have thought that even with the weather being on our side, the general up for it attitude and support from the Melbourne dance music community that over ten thousand people would turn out to roll around in the grass!

If there was a DJ or act you liked in Melbourne, without doubt you would be able to get to see them. For me, highghlights included getting to see The Operatives smash out some Drum and Bass on the 'On the One' stage, or Frankie D in the Industry area showing us what it's all about. Everyone was catered for and this showed through in the crowd and the great atmosphere that managed to help people forget about the 36 degree heat and get down all around.

Massive support for the station itself shon through on the day, with people coming in to get their memberships for the station. From the reaction to Dan Mangan and Sean Quinn smashing up the main stage until close in true 'Space Between the Beats' style, I'm pretty sure that you will be able to get your fix of Aussie dance music every year from now and that this event will fast become a fixture on the summer festival program.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone at Kiss who helped put this together from the ground up and to everyone that showed up to support the Melbourne scene!!!!