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WHEATBELT TOURING CIRCUIT
Combining WA’s finest metro and Wheatbelt acts, this
free tour’s been blazing a trail of record-breaking
attendances around the country circuit. The final tours
for the year see China Blue Experiment, Matt Cal, Dave
Mann Collective, Codee-Lee, Russell & Tom Band, Hayden
McGlinn and more giving the big smoke a run for its
money. Don’t miss the finale at the rather close – and
ridiculously picturesque – Quindanning Inne.
Various Wheatbelt venues, Sep 18-Nov 22.
Even if you haven’t heard of JumpClimb, bet you’ve been
to one of their events, which have treasure-trove levels of
local goodness. The next three months sees them stepping
up things to include a new event, BeauVine, celebrating
amazing food, wine and music. With DJs and spot
performances from acoustic acts and buskers, it’s set to
be diVine. Then there’s the Beaufort Street Festival, which
last year saw more than 40 acts blessing the infamous
street and surrounds with sweet sounds. JumpClimb’s also
in charge of Rottofest’s music, ensuring the comedy and
film festival is an island-sized aural pleasure.
Rottofest, Sep 19; BeauVine, Oct 23-25;
Beaufort Street Festival, Nov 14.
With a number of festivals failing on this side of the
country in the last few years, you might scratch your head
at how one could be a success story when it’s situated
in the middle of nowhere, three hours from Perth, and
doesn’t announce any of the acts that are playing. Yet
Camp Doogs’ air of mystery only makes the experience
more amazing. With a strong emphasis on art and
maximum vibes, Doogs will again see a heap of WA’s
finest acts, and perhaps some headliners from afar... but
you’ll just have to head there to find out!
Venue TBA, Oct 9-11 .
The best local acts in the best local venues. Could it get
any better? You bet – WAM Festival is also completely
free. This year’s WAM Festival continues to evolve,
following on from last year’s debut Block Party, which saw
around 3000 music lovers applauding, plus an additional
10,000 experiencing local music around the city for free,
with record-breaking lines for venues. With line-ups
dropping soon, best mark it in so you don’t miss any of
the action. Also, don’t forget the WA Music Awards and
WA Music Conference fall within these dates – essential
for all those in the music industry.
Various venues, Nov 5-7.
WA’s biggest EDM festival has downsized from two days
to one in 2015 (“Thank you – Sincerely, My Head”), but
the line-up is just as Stereosonically sound and headline-
filled that it’s surprising they’ve managed to fit in so many
locals in as well. Past the tonnes of banger-certified acts
like Major Lazer and DJ Snake lies homegrown talent
worth booking in a dance date for. Recommended are
world conquering drum’n’bass king ShockOne, and the
hands-in-the-air triple j faves Slumberjack.
Claremont Showgrounds, Nov 29.
WAM'S HIGH FIVE
Aarom Wilson, the dreadlocked aural oracle from WAM
(West Australian Music), spills on the local shows you just
can’t miss this season. Listen to the man!
on Full details and online bookings at scoop.com.au/music
WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER
This boutique weekend
camping festival has
a diverse line-up, cheap
drinks and food trucks,
an old bus converted to
a cinema, and more natural
beauty than you could,
er, chuck a rock at. Shake
off the previous night’s
transgressions with a dip in
the salt-lake pool.
Wave Rock, Sep 25-27.
The sixties icon – she
brought Bob Dylan to fame,
and sang before Martin
Luther King delivered his
‘I have a dream’ speech
– shows she’s still got the
chops to retain her queen-
Perth Concert Hall, Sep 30.
There’s no way in hell
KISS will stage a mundane
show. The face-painted,
tongue-baring rockers are
famed for their extravagant
live shows – think fire-
levitating craziness. Rock
obsessives, buy tickets now
– just don’t forget to brush
Perth Arena, Oct 3.
All Our Exes Live in Texas
will be playing the Nanga
NANGA MUSIC FESTIVAL
This folk festival always has
a great lineup taking to its
singular intimate stage – but
it’s the bush walks, campfire
singalongs and stunning
outback setting that make
this one of WA’s best. This
year, catch Sparrow, Dave
and Beck Mann, and All
Our Exes Live in Texas.
Dwellingup, Oct 9-11.
They might be world-
famous by now, but we
know we’ll always have the
hearts of these indie-pop
cuties. Why? Their latest
album is called Gracetown,
an ode to the sleepy surf
spot down south, and they
continue to perform gigs
at Perth institutions. Just
like this one.
ARTBAR, Oct 29.
Fun fact: Ms. Welch was
discovered belting out
a song in a nightclub
toilet. Funner fact: the
Perth Arena’s acoustics
are better than a dingy
club loo, and she’ll be
performing there this
November. We can’t wait
to hear the tribal beats
Wheatbelt Touring Circuit.
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