First Coat is a street art festival held in Toowoomba, QLD. Brought to the town by Kontraband Studios with ongoing help from Analogue Digital and Ironlak among others. 2015 being the second festival to happen, the first happened in 2014 on Feb 21-23. This years festival was May 16-18 with the official Launch Party on Saturday night the 16th. The 3 day festival expanded this year with festival HQ (Kontraband Studios) having bands both weekend days, along with the shop open and exhibition by Mik Shida called Premonitions hung ready for Saturday morning. Launch Party on Saturday, the main act Regurgitator had Toowoomba in high spirits! Other launch party acts include L Fresh the Lion and special guests. The weekend for me was busy as I was a volunteer and keeping the artists fed was a task, but I squeezed in some Sneaky Portraits over the weekend (on my website soon).
This is only a blog post so I will not spoil too much as the full story will be in AIRWAVES issue 2.
First Coat 2014 photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/120506123@N07/sets/72157645109372647
First Coat 2015 photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/120506123@N07/sets/72157652942615310