Band's wake-up call at Meredith

FESTIVAL-GOERS have emerged from their tents with yawns and smiles after a phenomenal opening to Meredith Music Festival.

Day two awoke to mild, partly cloudy conditions and is expected to reach a pleasant 20 degrees.

Hundreds of revellers - sporting onesies, ponchos, denim jackets and tie dye shirts - made their way to the main stage just before 10am for the Ballarat Brass Band. 

The 129-year-old band modified their traditional genre to please crowds with recreations of Lady Gaga, Adele and Robbie Williams.

Baritone player Chenoa Thorp said the band had initially been asked to play as a joke.

Eight years on, hundreds of revellers still sit down to listen.

"We are the wake-up call. Every year the crowds get bigger," Ms Thorp said.

"I like sitting back to see what everyone is wearing each year."

Some people have decided to hold their tent forts and take it easy in the lead up to tonight's line-up of Hermitude. Spiderbait and Chic featuring Nile Rogers. 

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