Sure, last Saturday proved wet and windy, but neither was significant enough to stop the inaugural Hidden Lanes Festival from going ahead as scheduled.  Yes, some changes were needed to relocate events such as the suitcase rummage and fashion parade, but the live music program continued without any such interference and, despite the conditions, there were still plenty of people out and about at the various festival sites.


The Hidden Lanes Festival coincided with the opening of California Lane, the latest development project to convert a previously unused space into a food, retail and entertainment precinct. Situated off McLachlan Street and linking with Ann Street (via Lucky Lane),  California Lane hosted one of four outdoor music stages (the others being in Bakery Lane, Winn Lane and Little Valley) that featured performances from the likes of Jeremy Neale, Shag Rock, Minor Premiers, Hannah Rosa and Hope D.


Other performance spaces included Phase 4 Records, Laruche and Tym Guitars before festivities drew to close at The Zoo with a free headline performance from Delta Riggs.

For additional photos from the Hidden Lanes Festival, click here.