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FREEDOM TIME FESTIVAL Line up will have you counting down to NYE

Larry Heard

Tickets to Freedom Time Festival have just gone on sale, with a hoard of exciting local, national and international acts set to bring in 2018 in spectacular fashion. The beloved day-night dance celebration kicks off its national circuit in its spiritual home in Perth on New Year’s Eve.

Perth punters can look forward to an epic three stage, eight hour affair, as Freedom Time returns to the cosy confines of the Wilson Car Park on Roe Street, Northbridge. This summer’s event will be headlined by pioneering house producer Larry Heard (aka Mr Fingers). Having created some of house music’s most iconic and enduring tracks under a myriad of different guises across his 30-year career, the Chicago house icon will close out the festival across Australia.

Performing alongside him is legend of Jamaican music, Johnny Osbourne, bringing his roots and reggae sounds to shores nationwide. London’s Rhythm Section International will host a special label showcase in each city with local artists hand picked by head honcho Bradley Zero, and touring with modern soul duo, Silentjay and Jace XL, and the percussion based Phil Stroud Band. Swiss DJ and Patchworks Party founder Sassy J will also be sharing her inspired and comprehensive selections across the country.

The day-night event will also feature artists from right across Perth’s dance music and DJ communities, including dub and reggae masters Earthlink Sound, local favourite RTRFM presenter and DJ Rok Riley, the Methods crew and more. Across each stage, the likes of Din Daa Daa DJ’s Jaxon and Nicole Filev, house producer Guy Contact and beat maker Kuzich will set the scene for the final count down.

The full line-up is looking like an early bolter for the best time you’ll have this New Year’s Eve:

LARRY HEARD aka MR. FINGERS
JOHNNY OSBOURNE
SASSY J
BRADLEY ZERO
SILENTJAY & JACE XL
ROK RILEY
PHIL STROUD BAND
METHODS
KUZICH
GUY CONTACT
MANCHILD
K.B.I SOUND SYSTEM
EARTHLINK SOUND
CHARLIE BUCKET
JOHN SAFARI
GINOLE
NICOLE FILEV
JAXON

Freedom Time Festival Perth 2017/18 kicks off at 6pm, Sunday December 31 at the Wilson Car Park on Roe Street, Northbridge. Tickets are on sale now.