On Saturday nearly 1,500 revellers descended upon Goat Island in Sydney for the very first Output festival.
Baron Samedi, the main sponsor of the festival, were there from the get go to add some spice to the day – handing out complimentary samples of Baron Samedi Spiced to revellers at King Street Wharf before they boarded the ferry to the island.
With the sun shining guests arrived at the island ready to listen to sets from 21 epic DJs, across three different stages, at the dance music odyssey.
The likes of Love Deluxe, Magic Pirate and Ricardo’s Mobile Disco were among the first acts to the stages, warming up the crowds who had arrived first.
What a day: Baron Samedi, the main sponsor of the festival, were there from the get go to add some spice to the day
With several bars and a special dedicated Baron Samedi Spiced bar serving curated cocktails, many revellers grabbed a drink and found a sunny spot to enjoy the incredible music.
The Baron Samedi Baronettes were in full regalia and wandered around the festival inviting guests to a special event at 4pm.
As the time arrived many revellers were found mingling outside ‘The Baron’s Burrow’ – a sandstone building dating back to the 1800s that was once used to store explosives.
Shhh! Baron Samedi Spiced organised a silent disco dubbed the Baron’s Burrow
As the doors opened guests were invited into an incredible silent disco complete with laser lights and smoke setting the ambiance.
With three frequencies available to listen to, groups chose their own vibes to party along to.
Light displays were projected onto the back wall behind the DJ booth creating a multi-sensory experience.
The highlights of the DJ sets included a vigorous performance for Willaris K, that left partygoers dancing just as hard as the DJ himself, a unique set from For Life that saw him jump on his guitar and a crowd pleaser that left guests begging for more from Optimo.
Pals: David Vu from MKR was seen hanging out with the Baron Baronettes
When guests weren’t dancing their socks off they could be found enjoying a drink in the sunshine at one of the bars or grabbing a bite to eat from the food area.
Eat Art Food truck were serving up their best dishes alongside other eateries.
For guests who wanted to add to their festival outfit, Disco Glitterbox were on hand to add jewels, sequins and glitter galore.
MKR’s David Vu attended the event and made time to take a snap of himself with the Baronettes, as well as enjoying a Baron Samedi Spiced cocktail at the Under Ctrl stage.
And bloggers 2Hungry Guys were found in the Baron’s Burrow enjoying the silent disco.
Uploading a snap from inside the space they described the activation as ‘an amazing moment in time’, writing: ‘The Barons in town!
‘So we’re back from Asia and thanks to @thebaronsamediAU Spiced Rum, we’re partying it up at the Output Festival on Goat Island.
‘Recipe: Throw in carefully crafted, Baron Samedi supernatural spirit, mix in a dance music odyssey, add your very own private island in the middle of Sydney Harbour and you’ve summoned yourself one amazing moment in time.’
As the sun began to set the three stages were packed with party people enjoying the final DJ sets of the day from the likes of Motorik! Vibe Council, Mail Grab and Lancelot.
With the music over and the night drawing to a close guests were treated to a view of Sydney’s skyline as they caught a ferry back to the city.
A seriously epic festival.