Yahtzel’s top five festival tips
When Max Armata (AKA Yahtzel) says yes to a festival gig, there’s a fair bit of prep to be done to make sure his fans are going to have the best experience possible.
“There’s a lot of song choice and searching the net for new tunes,” he told MTV Australia.
As one of the acts at Listen Out Festival this year, Max hopes to bring some of his old favourites as well as some unreleased stuff to his fans. Not wanting to disappoint, he’s always getting tips from fellow Aussie producer LDRU.
“I’m always in contact with LDRU, he’s one of my good mates and he’s always sending me new songs so I’m always getting them, throwing them into the set and getting everything ready.”
As Listen Out is fast approaching, Max has some handy tips for punters also looking to get everything ready.
Take a look at his top five festival tips every prospective punter should take note of!
Take a poncho
Yes, dancing in the rain to one of your favourite DJs can be a euphoric experience, but let’s face it, when the music dies down and everyone’s walking back to reality, you don’t want to be dripping wet while hailing a cab. No one will stop for you and if you’re heading out afterwards, no clubs are going to let a drowned punter in!
Wear a flamboyant hat
“So the artist can see you and make eye contact,” Max is all about recognising his fans in a sea of dancing punters. His best tip for “getting the artist’s attention” is wacking on the most outrageous, loud and flamboyant hat you own. If you don’t have one, make this your must-have purchase instead of the daisy chain.
Take three of your best mates
Having three of your best mates at a festival is a must, according to Max. “Three of your best mates, minimum,” he says. “Minimum.”
Eat a big breakfast
Not just any big breakfast, Max reckons it “needs to be a healthy one.” His suggestion? No matter what, there’s got to be avocado in the mix somewhere. Who doesn’t love avos?!
Vibe out on a good attitude
This is Max’s number one tip and it’s pretty obvious why. If you’re thinking of heading to any festival with a shit attitude, you’re going to have a bad time.
“It’s definitely number one,” he says. “Everyone needs to bring a good attitude.”
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