State Of The Art Festival 2016

State Of The Art Festival 2016

Monday 6 June 12pm-9pm

Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Audience: 18+ unless accompanied by an adult or legal guardian

Ticket Prices: Free Event

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Headlined by Jebediah and San Cisco, the celebration of WA music returns this year in the form of the State Of The Art Festival, the first major WA music festival to grace Elizabeth Quay. Best of all, this year it’s completely FREE!

Proudly presented by Celebrate WA and curated by WAM, the fifth annual State Of The Art (SOTA) music showcase will be held on Monday 6 June 2016 over three stages, all as part of WA Day Festival.

Mixing some classics with fresh acts, SOTA’s line up showcases the best WA born and bred artists, spanning everything from ’90s rock to electronica and soul. It’s a WA sensory experience!


San Cisco
Ta-Ku (live) | Koi Child | The Love Junkies
Mathas | Mosquito Coast | Morgan Bain
Verge Collection | The Merindas | Jacob Diamond
Our Man In Berlin | Riley Pearce | The Tommyhawks
Galloping Foxelys | Joel Barker | Hussy | Jennifer Renee

We will have acoustic performances from:

Sydnee Carter | Dan Cribb | Luke Dux
Mark Neal | Elli Schoen | Helen Shanahan

With Rough Love Sessions showcasing some of Perth’s best house DJs playing all their own production:

Nando Cesar | Kovaxx
+1 | Jimijb2b | Green George


After announcing a short break in February, the legendary Jebediah are back with the best of their back catalogue. San Cisco will be energising the crowd with one of their last festival shows on home-soil this year, while Ta-ku will be playing his first ever WA show with a full live band, featuring regular east coast collaborator Wafia on vocals.

Koi Child will be set to entertain with tracks from their brand new album, while WA indie-rockers The Love Junkies will be fresh from showcasing at SXSW (Austin, Texas), and Mathas will be performing straight off the back of a nationwide tour.

Mosquito Coast will show everyone why they deserved the accolade of triple j Unearthed High winners for 2015, with Morgan Bain set to serenade with his sweet soul tunes that have been acknowledged for a host of U.S. songwriting accolades. WA bands of the moment Verge Collection and Our Man in Berlin will be ready to put on a show and The Merindas take us back through the ages with their incredible Motown covers. The festival will also reel in the crowds with the melodic tones of Jacob Diamond and Riley Pearce, the high-energy of The Tommyhawks, as well as Galloping Foxleys, Joel Barker, HUSSY and Jennifer Renee.

For the first time SOTA will be held on WA Day Monday as part of the wider WA Day Festival. Attendees will also be able to branch out from the SOTA Festival to enjoy a range of activities, including sports clinics, circus skills workshops, pop up performances, tours and community artwork.

The popularity and awareness of SOTA continues to grow from year to year and is a key feature on the WA music calendar. The collaboration with Celebrate WA comes in an effort to support, nurture and grow the creative opportunities for local artists, and to further position contemporary music as a leading cultural identifier for WA.

There is the chance to WIN a trip for two to the UK, courtesy of Etihad Airways to see home-grown Methyl Ethel live at End of the Road Festival. Register here for the chance to WIN!