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The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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12 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 WIDE Open Space went off with a bang last weekend, as festival goers were treated to an eclectic mix of artists, musicians and workshops at Ross River. Local rappers Skank and Shake got the crowd moving their hands on Friday night, with a big chunk of the audience shouting out the words to most of their songs. Regurgitator played a sharp, punchy set, littered with classic tracks from their early records. Joined by the local pop choir for their last tune, the stage was jampacked full of smiling faces. The next day people flocked to the pool party. Large platters of fresh fruit were handed around as hundreds of dressed-up dancers boogied by the small (and increasingly soupy) body of water. DJ Jezzas selection of the Fatboy Slim classic, Praise You, went down a treat with all in attendance. For those who werent yet ready to dance, there was a basketweaving class, a percussion workshop, a facepainting opportunity, and more available at the main festival hub. Later that night, Melbournes REMI had put together a smart and super smooth hip-hop performance. Supported on stage by 1200 Techniques Nfa Jones, the two rappers spat out rhymes with ease, exchanging verses over the top of Sensible Js laid-back beats. Sydney band Haiku Hands got everybody dancing with a seemingly endless supply of highenergy electro-pop bangers. They had big attitude to match their big tunes. DJ Cam Scott triumphantly closed out the Saturday night in the red room, with some assistance from a mystery selector of considerable prowess. On Sunday, Tamala Express Wide Open Space was a rollicking good time. Centralian Advocate reporter JACK PRICE was among the many revellers that attended the festival, against the backdrop of the majestic East MacDonnell Ranges. REMI excites the crowd duringREMI excites the crowd duringREMI excites the crowd during its rap performance at theits rap performance at theits rap performance at the popular Wide Open Spacepopular Wide Open Spacepopular Wide Open Space festival. Photo: DAVE CROWEfestival. Photo: DAVE CROWEfestival. Photo: DAVE CROWE It WOS the best of times ... Save lives from the ground As an RFDS Regular Giver, we make it easy for you to help us airlift more than 100 Australians every day eight Territorians every day. You can arrange automatic donations with your credit card, or by direct debit from your bank account you choose the frequency and the amount and we look after the rest! With one receipt summary issued annually we also make it easy for you at tax time. To begin your regular giving today, please call 1800 813 318 or visit flyingdoctor.org.au/sant/regular Don't miss '90 YEARS' souvenir lift-out in this Friday's issue of the Centralian Advocate