IN THE PINES Flanders & Downsyde lead 1st announce

legendary local music Festival In The Pines has a mix of the current and classic in its first round of acts set for UWA Somerville Auditorium on Sunday, April 14. Tickets are on sale now.

Back for its 26th year, the first round sees the fleeting return of Flanders. A staple of the late 90s, Flanders did everything you want from a grunge-rock band. Their singles Anky Fremp, Waste Away and Teenage Greg will take you back to a time when that is all you heard on RTRFM.

Downsyde, (pictured) arguably WA’s greatest ever hip hop band, return to the Pines stage after well over 15 years. In between dropping their 2017 album ClassicILL and playing some huge stages, Downsyde have well and truly established themselves as pioneers of Australian hip hop.

Travelling troubadours The Little Lord Street Band will play their first ever In The Pines in 2019. Having played throughout Australia constantly over the last five years, Natasha Shanks and James Rogers along with their band are some of the hardest working musicians in Australia and their unique brand of alt-country should be perfect among the Pine trees.

One of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, Gemma Farrell will bring her Gemma Farrell Quintet to class things up a little. Gemma is of our WA’s finest saxophonists, and backed by a full band this will be a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with a glass of wine and a picnic.

From legends to a soon to be legend, Noah Dillon plays his first Pines after a huge year. Releasing some serious lyric driven singles in 2018, including Maggots and You Did it To Yourself, Noah brings his unique folk rock to the stage.

Post-punk noise makers Didion’s Bible don’t play live all that often but when they do they blow the roof off whatever stage they are on. Their raucous, unique and fascinating sounds will certainly load up the decibels.

And rising Perth punks Cold Meat will continue the noise with their raw and snarky sound. Lead by the fierce vocals of Ashley Ack, Cold Meat’s quickfire, in-your-face tunes assert that punk is well and truly not dead.

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.

RTR will also be broadcasting all the happenings live on your radio from 11am-10pm at 92.1 on the FM dial, on digital and online at rtrfm.com.au.

In The Pines hits UWA Somerville Auditorium on Sunday, April 14. Presale tickets are on sale now from $35 for RTRFM subscribers and $40 for general public, plus booking fee which is donated back to RTRFM via Oztix. Gold and platinum subscribers gain free entry. 18+ event; free entry for under 12s accompanied by a guardian. Tickets can be purchased from rtrfm.com.au.

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