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Perth Festival Expands Its Contemporary Music Lineup, One Month ‘Til Launch

byTroy Mutton
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With Perth Festival just under a month away, they’ve just announced an exciting expansion to the already jam-packed contemporary music lineup.

Focused around the two main music menus – The Rechabite and pop up space Liberty Theatre – a slew of international, national and local DJs and bands along with Edinburgh Fringe hit show Happy Meal will be in town from Februrary 9.

In terms of already-announced shows, Mdou Moctar (Niger) and Future Islands (US) have had extra tickets released while new shows have also been announced for Peaches (Canada) and Bikini Kill (USA), already joining the likes of Mykki Blanco (US), Soccer Mommy (US) and Nakhane (South Africa) and more.

Leon Vynehall by Frank Lebon
Leon Vynehall by Frank Lebon

And now a raft of thrilling new additions join the program, including 10-year-old Noongar hip hop sensation Inkabee (pictured up the top), who’ll be making his live debut at his dad Flewnt’s Boorloo Block Party, celebrating deadly music and culture.

From there Friday nights down in The Rechabite’s Goodwill Club will be the scene of some seriously dramatic dancefloor scenes, soundtracked by some of Good Company Records’ fave DJs, while The Rechabite’s Hello Rooftop DJ Series will see many of Perth’s finest setting the tone all weekend long before and after Perth Fest shows.

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Electronic dance fans will have the chance to indulge in some very special Saturday nights with a raft of Perth’s best party crews combining for a number of different shows, including GARBAGE, NestFM, ALT, Move, Out Body, The Monarchy and Personal Space.

They’ve invited acts from around the world for a number of different dance-fuelled nights including MikeQ (US), Peach (UK), András (Naarm) and In2stellar (Naarm), with celebrated hip hop-influenced producer Leon Vynehall (UK) rounding out the final weekend of festivities.

Other additions include the abovementioned non-binary rom-com Happy Meal, Emma Donovan with The Putbacks, the Australian premiere of Anthony Pateras’ A Dread Of Voids, Grievous Bodily Calm, Melbourne’s 30/70 and more.

Head to the Perth Festival Website and start playing your musical odyssey now!