No doubt it’s been an arduous year for everyone. And with all festivals on hiatus, it foreshadowed an even more testing time for the music industry. But for the Let Them Eat Cake team, that meant regroup and aim to be the first Victorian festival to announce their return. As Let Them Eat Cake director Daniel Teuma explains, there is not much you can do but take it day by day: ‘Yes, it’s been hard. Not doing the festival in 2021 was a real blow for our team. However, we focussed on staying positive by making practical use of this time. We want to ensure this is our best one yet.’
For Teuma and his team, that meant initiating discussions on the current state of the event, a bottom-up re-take if you will: ‘We used the break to fine-tune the festival’s finer points, really assess where we’re at and what we want to do.’ For the upcoming event, that means utilising the beautiful Werribee Mansion space in new and exciting ways. ‘The Mansion grounds are so big. We might try a new layout this year to complement the site better and improve traffic flow. We are also looking at a more immersive experience overall – meaning those who explore might be rewarded with more adventure.’
It’s that very characteristic of the Werribee Mansion grounds, its size, which will ensure this event is out of the danger zone. ‘As it stands, the event is in a great position. We are currently classified as a tier 2 event, which under the current guidelines, allows for 7,500 attendees.’
Even the food vendors this year will be part of a more integrated approach. That means culinary options to enhance other aspects of the event: ‘We’re looking to tie everything together. The overall experience will feel way more cohesive: from the artwork to the visuals to the food.’ Of course, the music is one of the main reasons for buying a ticket. This time around, festival stalwarts Full Throttle Entertainment will once again be employed to install arguably the biggest sound system you will find in Melbourne on new year’s day. ‘The Full Throttle team has never let us down. We pride ourselves on the sound quality at LTEC. Everyone needs an escape from what’s been happening globally: We won’t spare any expense to ensure the sound is 150%. Trust us; you will be blown away by the sound.’
The musical direction had to be approached differently this year due to the many stumbling blocks. However, this was just one more aspect to turn into a positive. ‘With the uncertainty around international borders re-opening, we decided to take a more sensible approach to the lineup. We can’t say too much, but we are confident our 2022 edition will have something for everyone.’
Let Them Eat Cake NYD
When: Saturday 1st January 2022
Where: Werribee Mansion, Melbourne
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For more info, go to Let Them Eat Cake NYD official website.
Pre-registration for tickets:
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