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RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines returns!

13 Mar


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RTRFM’s local music fest In the Pines will take place once again in the idyllic surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium on Sunday 30 April. Featuring 20 WA artists across two stages.

RTRFM is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and the one-day musical treat has played host to the likes of Tame Impala, Bucket, Pond, Methyl Ethel and Tired Lion in the past.

With 10 hours of local music against a stunning background, In The Pines is a perfect place to picnic with friends and get amongst it! Delicious food and drink options will also be available for those that want to dance freely.

Grim, gritty yet melodically beautiful, Perth quartet Childsaint, will rock the Somerville stage this year. Their single Hallejuah Heartache became the most played song on RTRFM in 2016.

Formidable Fremantle four-piece Hideous Sun Demon are no stranger to stages across the country. Their live journey across genres, extremely tight live show and adrenaline fuelled, highly animated performances makes a HSD show totally unforgettable.

Creating roaring riffs since 1995, iconic rockers Jebediah return to play In The Pines 21 years after their first appearance. With a plethora of material, including Leaving Home and Harpoon from their debut ‘Slightly Odway’, their energy and talent has not faltered; still delivering infectious tunes and sold out tours.

The project of Homegrown troubadour Jeff Strong, Jeff’s Dead are a lot more vital than the name would suggest, and are set to engage and enthral on the Pines stage with their expansive experimental folk/punk/rock.

Phill Walley-Stack, singer/songwriter and one of Australia’s top didgeridoo players is also joining the line-up, with his blend of traditional sounds and contemporary instruments. Phill will also be kicking off proceedings at 11.45am with a Welcome To Country.

Folk rock duo Sodastream return to Perth to join the Pines line up in the wake of their first release in 10 years. Emotive and arresting indi-folk, the highly anticipated Little by Little LP is their 5th studio album. They return to In The Pines, 20 years after their first appearance.

Having supported the likes of Mono and 65 Days of Static, and an upcoming national tour with Boris, instrumental juganaught Tangled Thoughts of Leaving are set to imprint their post- metal dream-esque surrealist sounds on the auditorium.



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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.