Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy P explains his role at Parklife.

Back in June when ITM brought you the first announcement for this year’s Parklife festival (full lineup here in case you missed it), amongst the cavalcade of big names artists gracing the festival one thing stood out in particular – that Ed Banger head honcho Busy P (AKA Pedro Winter) be would returning to the festival as DJ and also as Parklife’s host. Like all who heard the announcement, our interests were piqued, so when ITM got Pedro on the phone to talk about his schedule in the lead up to the festival, we couldn’t help but pry the charismatic Frenchman for information about what his hosting duties at the festival would involve.

“It’s a funny thing, because we threw this idea out to the people at Fuzzy without really knowing what my complete role would be. I know what I want to do is to try and create some interaction between the crowd and the stage. Most of the time at a festival you will have people watching acts but when the two acts are changing over the people might leave or get bored. I’m going to try and keep them around and play with them. I think it will be fun,” he explained.
Acting as Parklife’s official master of ceremonies, Busy P says he’ll be attempting to bridge the between festival fans and the artists on stage, implementing an atmosphere similar to those of his notorious Ed Rec parties.

“Something I’m also trying to push for is this thing we invented with the Ed Banger crew, it’s a kind of ‘backstage onstage’. Most of the time, a DJ show can be a bit boring if they’re just pushing play on their CDs. But if they’re making something on stage, if they’re making a real show for everyone it can be fun,” he told us. “I want to bring more to the stage. I’ve been working with DJs and my crew and telling them, instead of partying with your friends backstage, bring them out onstage and party out here, you know? It’s going to be good because on my stage I know a lot of the artists like Erol Alkan, Tiga and Empire Of The Sun, so there will be a friendly vibe.” He added, “For Parklife, my batteries will be charged and I’ll be ready to party!”
With Busy P’s hosting responsibilities now a little clearer, we’re even more excited for Parklife’s arrival! If you’re feeling the same way, enter ITM’s massive competition to win your own private cabana at this year’s festival!

Busy P will both DJ at ‘host’ the national Parklife tour, proudly presented by ITM! Keep your eyes peeled to our Festival Page at and check out the national tour dates below…

Sat 26th Sep – Botanic Gardens & Riverstage, Brisbane
Sun 27th Sep – Wellington Square, Perth
Sat 3rd Oct – Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Sun 4th Oct – Kippax Lake, Moore Park, Sydney
Mon 5th Oct – Botanic Park, Adelaide

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