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FREE SOTA Festival gets bigger with 11 new artists announced

11 May



WA has already gone wild with news of this year’s FREE State Of The Art  – #SOTAFest – music festival, with a huge line up of WA artists headlined by Jebediah, San Cisco and Ta-ku (Live). It will be the first major WA music festival at Elizabeth Quay, and free for the first time, as part of WA Day on Monday 6 June 2016.

SOTA has now grown in size with the addition of 11 solo artists and DJs, both on the Solo Stage as well as in the Rough Love Sessions DJ Tent. So who are our new additions?

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

These artists will join:

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


The 5th annual SOTA Festival is presented by Celebrate WA, with artists booked by WAM, and will showcase our incredible WA music industry on WA Day. The collaboration 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 niche for WA. This line up is a mix of nostalgia and new acts, showcasing the best WA born and bred artists, spanning everything from 90s rock to electronic and soul.

You also have the opportunities to be one of the finalists invited down to perform at Matso’s ‘Live, Raw and Unplugged.’ The overall winner will be crowned WA’s Finest Live and Unplugged Performer and will receive a trip to visit Matso’s in person. This is the second year Matso’s have organised this event to support great local WA talent.

But there’s still more. Thanks to our friends at Etihad Airways, you could win two return flights to the UK to see home-grown Methyl Ethel live at End of the Road Festival in Dorset. All you need to do is visit and tell us who you are most excited to see live at SOTA and why.

SOTA is within a fully licenced area. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A non-licensed viewing area for unaccompanied people under the age of 18 will be available close to the main stages.





Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.