Vanfest 2019: My backstage experience interviewing the stars

Backstage: Meeting the Thundamentals. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan

Backstage: Meeting the Thundamentals. Photo: Zaarkacha Marlan

I was very lucky enough to be able to work on the ground at the Vanfest festival this year.

I've always been a fan of Australian music, so was more than happy to hear I would be able to interview some of the artists performing there for various Australian Community Media papers.

My photographer, Zack was just as grateful to cover an amazing, regional event, which would see her images in various mastheads.

Going backstage with Zack and our colleague Brendan, I interviewed Sydney based DJ Tori Levett and later on hip hop group Thundamentals.

Zack, Mallrat and I. Photo: Supplied

Zack, Mallrat and I. Photo: Supplied

It was a whirlwind experience and I admit I was fangirling a little.

The festival goes for two days so on the second night we got photos and an interview with Mallrat, who was just so kind.

While I've interviewed artists before for entertainment stories, this was my first time covering a festival and going backstage.

It's amazing to see what goes in to making Vanfest such a fantastic event and going behind the scenes.

All the staff and artists were great and I'm so thankful for the opportunity.