State Of The Art 2014Get Tickets
Audience: All-Ages & Licensed
Ticket Prices: $35 plus BF
More information: Visit Website
Celebrate WA, in partnership with West Australian Music (WAM), presents the third annual State of the Art (SOTA), Perth’s one-day music festival solely dedicated to showcasing West Australian artists. The Perth Cultural Centre will host the day’s entertainment as a new venue for SOTA. Featuring four separate undercover stages, performances from well-known WA artists will take place in the WA Museum Grounds, the Urban Orchard and the State Theatre Centre of WA and PICA on Saturday 31 May as part of the WA Day long weekend celebrations.
CLICK TO ENLARGE
Headlining the event is wordsmith, re-arranger, perfectionist and all-round hip-hop extraordinaire Drapht, one of Australia’s most recognised alternative rock bands Eskimo Joe, and Perth’s youngest internationally renowned band and indie-pop darlings San Cisco.
Joining these headliners is a line-up of fantastic iconic local bands, who are sure to appeal to the nostalgia of Perth music lovers. The Stems, who have recently reunited with a new band consisting of founding members Don Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw, and featuring Ashley Naylor, will be performing in their only WA show on tour – their first in four years. The Blackeyed Susans, who over the past twenty years have toured with the likes of Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash, are returning to perform for their hometown from a sold-out season across Australia and Europe. Multi-award winning group The Kills Devil Hills will bring their swamp blues and rollicking rock swagger with style.
Noongar singer-songwriter Gina Williams will team up with her dear friend and collaborator Guy Ghouse for a special performance where their evocative sounds and natural acoustic instruments, paired with Williams’ beautiful voice, is sure to transcend language barriers. Perth’s own luscious lady of song Felicity Groom will interchange her sweet sultry tones and bursts of wailing and growling in what is assured to be a broody and unique performance. Adding to the array, a special DJ set from Tame Impala front-man, Kevin Parker, is certain to have electro psychedelic fans moving.
Several up-and-coming groups will hit the stage including pop rockers Gunns, as well the boys from Indigo, whose soft-rock alternative sounds are making waves locally and nationally. Poet and MC prodigy Bitter Belief will take to the stage and show why he is the next big thing in hip-hop. An array of electronic outfits including tongue-in-cheek electro-pop-rock band Axe Girl, unique electro music duo Slumberjack, electro-indie outfit Sable and experimental-pop princess Kučka, will all awaken the dance floors of SOTA for a truly unforgettable festival.
At only $35 (plus booking fee) a ticket, the all-ages festival is a fantastic, value-for-money celebration for all. SOTA will include SOTA Surrounds; a new concept for the third annual SOTA festival, which is an entirely FREE element that is accessible to all and features over 40 new acts (click here for more info). It will see the festival expand with even MORE musicians, an MC battle, pop-up performances, multiple licensed areas, a food truck market AND a visual art exhibition.
State of the Art is a licensed all ages event.
Tickets and program info here.
SOTA Surrounds line-up here.
Facebook event here.
Event Page here.