The podport bandfill was type of hybrid musical instrument consisting of three black, bell-shaped heads branching from a cylindrical body covered in metallic buttons. These buttons would be manipulated by a musician playing the instrument, and part of the central head was used as a mouthpiece. The instrument had a belt-like harness attached for the musician to wear. A Pacithhip musician played a podport bandfill while seated as part of a band playing during the Boonta Eve Classic podrace held in the year 32 BBY.
Behind the scenes
A podport bandfill first appeared as a prop in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The prop was not named in the film, but received identification in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia, which was written by Adam Bray, Tricia Barr and Cole Horton.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (First identified as podport bandfill)