Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February 2013 - Sustainable Living Festival, Fed Square, (#64)
The weekend of 16-17 February was a busy one for Pans on Fire as they performed on both days on the Main Stage at Federation Square as part of the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne. Despite the very hot temperatures, they played five sets and conducted two workshops over the two days, with many members of CaribVic joining in the workshops. New drummer Matty James took the opportunity to learn much of the repertoire as we repeated many of the songs over the various sets. A highlight for the band was the first really public performance of Bohemian Rhapsody - still a bit patchy, but showing real signs of coming together before the middle of April.
Monday's edition of the Herald-Sun saw a story about the band and the upcoming Australian Steelband Festival.