2018 was an amazing year for me as a photographer from being able to shoot the first ever Download Festival and being invited by Sabaton’s management to shoot them in Sydney was a great way to start.
From there it just grew into a brilliant year not just in music photography but also gaining accreditation to cover something different to test my skills, the A-League season. From Papa Roach, Steel Panther, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley to finishing off the year with one of my Aussie favourites The Screaming Jets it’s been a hell of a ride.
Cheers for having this “Grey Nomad” cover so many amazing events this year. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement as well as feedback through the year. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all see you in the photo pit at a gig sometime soon – MickG
The Top 12 Gigs of 2018 (Month by Month)
Jan – Papa Roach, Feb – Queen, Mar – Sabaton
April – Ross The Boss, May Steel Panther, June – The Angels
July – Panik, August – Gene Simmons, Sept – Scott Ian
Oct – Skid Row, Nov – Primal Fear, Dec – Screaming Jets.
The Best Albums of 2018
Local Band: Temtris – Rapture
National – Parkway Drive – Reverence
International – Judas Priest – Firepower
Top 5 Local Bands To Keep Your Eye On?
(in no particular order)
Most Looking Forward to in 2019?
Covering both Download Festivals in Australia and Sydney’s first. Also seeing local festivals like Steel Assassins in SYDNEY, Legions Of Steel in MELBOURNE, Churches Of Steel from ADELAIDE and Stormrider in PERTH getting bigger and better.
Words by Mick G @mickg_photography