Thousands made the scenic journey to Berry for the annual Fairgrounds festival on Friday and Saturday, with politics one of the big draw-cards.
While some patrons were utilising the designated childrens’ activities and watch musicians like Courtney Barnett or Winston Surfshirt, others were there to see Billy Bragg.
The 60-year-old Brit brought his punk and folk tunes to the main stage on the Saturday, but also had a colourful conversation with one of Australia’s outspoken politicians – Anthony Albanese.
The shadow minister for tourism – a self-confessed fan of Bragg – seemed very excited for the 45-minute slot to talk about political activism through music, the motivation behind his album Bridges Not Walls, and the turmoil they both believe has been brought by Brexit.
“People want change, if they’re not offered change then they’ll vote for chaos,” Bragg told the 500-strong crowd, calling for the British parliament to do more for their people.