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Meet BIGSOUND’s WA Class of 2018

22 Aug


‘BIGSOUND Festival is your annual opportunity to discover the future of Australian music.’

Meet the local legends handpicked to play at BIGSOUND this year!

Carla Geneve

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From a small city town on the tip of Western Australia’s coastline- Carla Geneve forged her way to the top! Her eclectic perspective on Australian life, culture and society is reflected beautifully  throughout her lyrics. Now with her long list of sold out gigs and supporting acts such as Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Stella Donnelly and more!… Don’t miss this captivating show!

Set times:

  • 9pm Tuesday 4 September @ Crowbar Black
  • 8:20pm Wednesday 5 September @ Heya Bar

Arno Faraji

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18 year old Perth-based artist, Arno Faraji is taking over the Perth music scene with his fresh interpretation of the ever-changing hip hop culture in Western Australia. After taking out the 2017 Triple J Unearthed title, Faraji is a young and deadly force that must not go unseen.

Set times:

  • 10:30 pm Wednesday 5 September @ 256 Wickham
  • 9:40 pm Thursday 6 September @ The Zoo

Demon Days

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Forged in the heart of Perth, this five piece Neo Soul collective have there crowd’s bowing in appreciation for their current day interpretation of jazz. A fusion of jazz, hip hop, soul and contemporary influence have set Demon Days apart from the bunch. There high energy performance WILL have your toes tapping.

Set times:

  • 9:10pm Tuesday 4 September @ Ric’s Big Backyard
  • 5:00 pm Thursday 6 September @ The Brightside
  • 11P:20pm Thursday 6 September @ Press Club

Good Doogs

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Funnels, darts and EMU’s. This three piece surf-rock band from Mandurah, Western Australia is guaranteed to put on a show. Up the doogs!

Set times:

  • 11:30pm Wednesday 5 September @ Crowbar Black
  • 9:50pm Thursday 6 September @ Famous Nightclub

Kaitlin Keegan

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Singer, songwriter Kaitlin Keegan took the nation by storm after the release of her debut EP ‘Sadisco’- transforming her into a must see live act within the Western Australian music scene. Her folk pop sound is complimented by her reflective lyrics and warm vocals, which a bound to draw a crowd.

Set times:

  • 8:20pm Tuesday 4 September @ Ric’s Big Backyard
  • 8:00pm Thursday 6 September @ Press Club

 Mosquito Coast

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After winning the 2015 Triple J Unearthed, Mosquito Coast have proved themselves worthy of praise. Now with four singles currently on rotation on Triple J, this ‘dream-pop’ duo will be serenading the BIGSOUND crowd with their known and loved bangers.

Set times:

  • 9:00 pm Tuesday 4 September @ Famous Nightclub

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

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This heavy psychedelic rock band have secured themselves a lifelong membership to the hearts of all music lovers in Western Australia. After just returning home from a national tour with Royal Blood, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fuse their love for phat Hendrix-like riffs and musical theory into a cacophony of musical, head banging madness.

Set times:

  • 10:40pm Tuesday 4 September @ Famous Nightclub
  • 11:30pm Thursday 6 September @ Crowbar Black

Riley Pearce

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From the humblest of beginnings, this Western Australian treasure has earn’t his way to success. His alt-folk sound has attracted large audiences, with shows selling out across Australia and an international tour. From busking to festivals- Pearce is ready to serenade his audience.

Set times:

  • 10:30pm Tuesday 4 September @ Big Bear Lodge
  • 9:50pm Thursday 6 September @ Laruche


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From the port city of Fremantle, multi-talented performer T$OKO has taken 2018 by storm. After winning the Triple J Unearthed Laneway Festival comp, as well as being titled a rapper to ‘watch out’ for on Triple J Unearthed- this Zimbabwean born rap artists will leave his audience in awe.

Set times:

  • 10:00pm Tuesday 4 September @ Ric’s Big Backyard
  • 11:20pm Wednesday 5 September @ Woolly Mammoth – Alehouse Stage

The Little Lord Street Band

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From the suburbs of Morley, this five piece indie/ country band draws influence from its Americana roots, showcasing their eclectic appreciation for country, folk, blues and rock. Winners of the 2018 WAM song of the Year Country award and the title of WAM’s Best Act of 2017, for a guaranteed amazing live performance, don’t miss The Little Lord Street Band at Big Sound.

Set times:

  • 9:10pm Tuesday 4 September @ Empire Hotel
  • 9:10pm Wednesday 5 September @ Empire Hotel

 Listen to all the WA acts

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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.