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WA DAY FESTIVAL + SOTA Everything you need to know


As has become Perth tradition, the WA Day Festival takes place this long weekend on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, 4 June at Elizabeth Quay.

Arguably the festival’s main attraction is a top-notch selection of WA’s musicians that hit the stage from 12pm on the Monday public holiday, playing sets well into the evening as part of SOTA (State of the Art) Festival.

However, the music isn’t all that’s on show. With around 50 food vendors, kid-friendly activities and giveaways to boot, it’s bound to be a jam-packed day. Head down from 10am to 10pm (9pm on Monday) to see what’s on offer…

WHO LIKES FOOD?

With about 50 options it might seem a little overwhelming at first, but it really does guarantee that there’ll be something for everyone. From French to Brazilian to Indian, there’s little chance you’ll be going hungry. There will also be three coffee stalls around, in case your energy starts waning by the end of the night. For those who want something a little stronger, the BAR POP bars will be around to help you out.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

If you’re wanting something a bit more hands-on, there’ll be plenty going on including art workshops, a silent disco, a bouncy castle and an Active in WA zone where local teams such as the Scorchers will be hanging out.

AND MUSIC…

SOTA celebrates all WA has to offer in the realm of music and spans across a variety of genres. This year’s festival will see performances from…

Shockone

Esperance boy Shockone will be taking the headline position, bringing his beats to the stage at 8:10pm.

Birds Of Tokyo

Naturally, if you’ve been nominated for over 20 WAM awards you’re gonna secure a top spot on a line-up. The long-time legends will hit the stage at 7:10pm.

San Cisco

A favourite with the youngsters ever since 2011’s Awkward, San Cisco will be jamming out from 6:20pm.

Downsyde

Perth’s hip-hop kings are better than ever after their five-year hiatus. Check them out from 5:40pm.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

PPC have exploded onto the Perth scene over the past few years, and will undoubtedly live up to the expectations from 5pm.

Mama Kin Spender

Another Freo legend and her mega-talented friend will join forces at 4:20pm.

Stella Donnelly

Stella has been an unavoidable name in recent times, and for good reason. Listen to her sweet tunes at 3:40pm.

Arno Faraji

At the age of only 18 and the first hip-hop artist to win Triple J’s Unearthed High competition, it’s safe to say Arno Faraji is one to watch. Catch him at 3:05pm.

Calmly

The Calmly (fka Childsaint) girls will be bringing their self-proclaimed “smokey dark dreamy alternative garage” to the SOTA stage at 2:30pm.

The Southern River Band

There’s nothing better than a bit of classic rock revival on your public holiday, and that’s exactly what these guys will be serving up. See them at 2pm.

Carla Geneve

Carla’s another one of those artists that you can’t help but see everywhere recently, and her unique brand of indie music proves why.  She’s on at 1:30pm.

John Bennett with David Hyams

Derby-born John and his collaborator David will be bringing some of WA’s best country rock to the table on Monday at 1pm.

Sydnee Carter

Sydnee was the winner of the grand prize at last year’s WAM awards, and it’s clear to see why. Watch her set at 12:30pm.

Spacey Jane

Up-and-coming legends Spacey Jane will be kicking things off at 12pm.

Check out the maps and full schedule for both days and SOTA playing times below…

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