RTRFM’S SINCE ’77 Celebrating 45 years

Forty-five years ago, RTRFM started broadcasting from UWA (as 6UWA, later 6UVS), becoming the very first station on the FM dial in Western Australia when it first hit the airwaves in 1977.

Now to celebrate its 45th birthday, the community radio station is hosting SINCE ‘77, a genre-spanning all-day party with some of its favourite local artists and the most exciting up-and-comers who’ll help define the next era of The Sound Alternative.

The event, happening on Sunday, February 27, also marks the reunion of RTRFM and Mojo’s Bar Fremantle; the two WA institutions’ first collaboration since mid-2020.

In the main room at Mojo’s you can hear the sounds of Turnstyle, Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care, Simone & Girlfunkle, Mathas, The Little Lord Street Band and The Floors.

The venue will also feature the sounds of Banjo Lucia, The Washing Line Economy and a Welcome to Country and solo set from Phil Walley-Stack.

In the courtyard RTRFM DJs will be spinning tunes from the station’s popular shows all day, including Ambient Zone, Drastic on Plastic, Black and Blue, Jamdown Vershun and Soulsides.

Down the road at Port Beach Brewery RTRFM have teamed up with Blue Grey Pink and Sweetmate Promotions to celebrate a collection of their favourite local acts. Inside hear from Blue Grey Pink artists, Odlaw, Pat Chow, Gap Year and Jocelyn’s Baby, while outside in the Garden Bar, New Talk, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, The Volcanics, Last Quokka and Catherine Traicos will bring the summer day vibes.

With food and merch available all day and kids welcome, SINCE ‘77 is a celebration of a station that has been central to Perth’s unique and truly world-class music scene.

Check out the full line-up below:

Banjo Lucia, Catherine Traicos, Gap Year, Jocelyn’s Baby, Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Last Quokka, Mathas, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care, New Talk, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, Odlaw, Pat Chow, Phil Walley-Stack, Simone & Girlfunkle, The Floors, The Little Lord Street Band, The Volcanics, The Washing Line Economy and Turnstyle. Plus, Ambient Zone DJs, Black and Blue DJs, Drastic on Plastic DJs, Jamdown Vershun DJs and Soulsides DJs.

RTRFM’s SINCE ’77 hits Mojo’s Bar Fremantle and Port Beach Brewery on Sunday, February 27. For more info and to buy tickets head to rtrfm.com.au

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