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Leading all ages festival HyperFest announces epic 1st line-up

17 Nov

Serving it up for the under 18s massive again in style, Perth’s leading boutique all-ages festival is back in 2018 with a huge line-up of scorching hot local and national talent.

HyperFest is set to take over Midland Oval once again on Saturday 24 February from 12pm-9pm, with three talent-packed main stages and loads of entertainment.

The first announcement (in alphabetical order) features locals Arno Faraji, Carla Geneve, Columbus, Cursed Earth, Feels, Glass Wave, POW! Negro, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Raksha, Sly Withers and Tired Lion.

Fronted by the enigmatic Sophie Hopes, Tired Lion‘s infectious melodies, which are strewn throughout their 2017 debut record Dumb Days, are brought forth with raw honesty and intensity, calling back to the rich tradition of strong Australian front women. Their fresh take on 90’s nostalgia will ring both true and loudly to the ears.

17-year-old Arno Faraji’s rise to success following his triple j Unearthed High win (for his song destiny’s) can only be described as meteoric and he’s only just finished his Year 12 exams.

A huge array of upcoming talent will also join In Hearts Wake from interstate, with Carmouflage Rose (QLD), Columbus (QLD), Dear Seattle (NSW), Heaps Good Friends (SA), Introvert (NSW), Maddy Jane (TAS) and WAAX (QLD) all set to visit Hyper for the first time.

NOTE: Applications for second round local act announcements and local DJs are still open.

HyperFest 2017 will also feature a sideshow alley market, live art battles, gourmet food vans, water slides, photo booth, games, merchandise and a signing tent for all of your favourite artists.

The festival, presented by Drug Aware, is an all-ages (12+) drug, smoke and alcohol free event and would not be possible without the support of so many organisations, including Drug Aware, Healthway, RAC, Lotterywest, Midland Gate Shopping Centre, and Moshtix

Tickets will be available from 24 November for $39 + booking fee from


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.