SOTA FESTIVAL: The Essential Guide to Monday’s FREE fun!
This coming Monday 5 June, SOTA Festival is THE PLACE to be. Proudly presented as part of the 2017 WA Day Festival, and co-presented by WAM, the sixth annual State Of The Art showcase will be held at Elizabeth Quay, and is yet again FREE ENTRY. With over 40,000 people celebrating how kick-ass WA music is last year, it’s time to get yourself on board and sorted with all the essential info to maximise your good times.
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QS
IS IT REALLY FREE ENTRY? As they say, some of the best things in life are…YES, IT’S REALLY FREE!
ON A MONDAY? It’s a public holiday – so get a better diary if you hadn’t figured that out!
LAST YEAR THERE WERE HUGE LINES: Get down early, though as it was the first time we had the festival at Elizabeth Quay last year, we’ve sorted some issues out that will help capacity and management this year. Still, get down early to avoid disappointment!
CAN I BRING MY KIDS / I’M A KID – CAN WE GO? YES! It’s a family friendly event, with both under 18 and licensed areas that both give primo views of the stage, and access to the front for those keen to get up close and personal with some of WA’s best ever acts.
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With headliners that span everything from heavy rock to Aussie hip hop, SOTA’s line-up includes a mix of WA favourites, old and new. Many of these artists will be returning from international or national tours to join us on home soil.
Rock legends Karnivool are joining us in anticipation of their fourth LP due for release later this year, as well as a national Australian tour in June/July. The ARIA-winning Drapht will bring the crowd to life with his well-known party starters and high-energy stage presence.
Old favourites Gyroscope have come together especially for this show, with rumours of a new LP on the cards. Jebediah’s frontman returns as Bob Evans off the back of a domestic tour and two shows in Japan to share tunes that span the last two decades. Tired Lion will show us why they have been making waves internationally, including playing Glastonbury.
Bringing fresh directions for Little Birdy’s frontwoman, Katy Steele graces us with tunes from her new album. Currently based on the east coast, Crooked Colours return to Perth for a rare hometown show. Doom pop award-winning songstress Abbe May will rock the stage with her tunes from forthcoming album that may or may not be called ‘Bitchcraft.’
The festival will also feature the incredible talent of WAM Award winners POW! Negro, recent album releasers Rag N’ Bone, hip-hop artist of the moment Ziggy, the incredible harmonies of The Money War, powerhouse vocalist Elli Schoen and The China Blue Experiment, who featured on the Sounds of the Goldfields CD, produced by WAM in 2016.
MORE THAN MUSIC
Be it tacos, curry, dumplings, bao or crepes that sets your mouth watering – the melting pot of flavours found within Western Australia will be at your fingertips via an impressive line-up of international food trucks at Eat Street. Those wanting a more sophisticated bite can visit the licensed Urban Providore where Perth’s most popular restaurants will be serving up their flagship dishes, and local produce will also be showcased and available to purchase.
#EatStreet features food trucks galore, including Big El’s Nino – Mobile Cantina, Braised Bros., Comida do Sul Brazilian Food Truck, Dal Pizzaiolo / Domenico Catering, Empire Mobile Food, Jumplings tasty dumplings, Mantu Hut, Miam Miam a bite of France, Bangkok Soi, Saigon Soul Food, Standing Fork – Perth Catering, The Melt Hub, The Fish Boss, Toast My Curry, Mezcal Food Truck & Catering & The Sweet Box Cart!
#UrbanProvidore will see a tastebuds party thrown down by Bar Pop, Harvey Beef, Bunga Raya Satay, Wok St Chow House, The West Wings Co, Tapas Man, Charli G’s Dairy Emporium & Boom Coffee Co, plus celebrity cook offs and more!
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Zoran from punk/rock legends Gyroscope chats re: their ultimate 360 degree vid of classic Doctor Doctor, Funbury, must-see acts at SOTA and more…
Bob Evans, the multi ARIA-winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell chats about setting up his Music With Mates charity helping refugees, the possible return of Jebediah, the spiritual evolution of aliens and more…
Perth-based hip hop artist Ziggy chats about music as a catalyst for social change, being your authentic, creative self and more…
Frontwoman Sophie Hopes and and drummer Ethan Darnell speak about playing Glastonbury, the ’90s rock revival, their collab with Violent Soho and more…
Six-piece fusion hip hop dynamos POW! Negro chat about their WAMAwards success, upcoming EP and kick-ass live shows…
Vocalist Kiera Owen of moody rock, post-punkers Rag N’ Bone chat about “fun, aurally assaulting and gross” track Pissy Flow, their A Handful of Ash album tour, the hurdles of getting music out of WA and more…
Indie folk artist Elli Schoen speaks about opening for Tash Sultana, joining Airling in Perth, Perth networking opps and more…
Triple J Unearthed winners The Money War chat about featuring on the soundtrack of an environmental documentary, their new EP and upcoming tour with Holy Holy and more…
Slip, slop, slap, it’s looking Perthect!!!