Backyard Fest is a boutique festival in Castlemaine which brings together good music and good people for a weekend of fun, camaraderie and ease. It was held on November 11th-12th 2022.
After overcoming a range of issues facing the event industry at large right now, the promoters put on an awesome event at the arts precinct Lot 19 on Dja Dja Wurrung Country for a weekend full of music, arts and community.
There was a range of music from hip hop to folk music, and a great crowd of locals and others who travelled from Melbourne for it. The campground was a km away and there was shuttle buses taking punters back and forth every 20 minutes.
Starting off in backyards a few years ago, BYF brought in bands and DJs for a house party worth remembering. Wanting to bring the good times to more friends and new faces, the little backyard festival is coming to life now.
Kitty was Safety Officer for the festival.