RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines returns for its 24th year on Sunday, April 30, 2017. RTRFM’s local music fest will take place once again in the idyllic surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, featuring 20 of Perth’s best across two stages.
Heading the announcement is JEBEDIAH fresh from a winning set at the City Limits festival a week ago, and recently reformed, Melbourne-based expats SODASTREAM, who have just released the terrific new album Little By Little, their first in over a decade. Rounding out the announcement are CHILDSAINT, HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, JEFF’S DEAD, PHIL WALLEY-STACK and TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING.
Grim, gritty yet melodically beautiful, Perth quartet CHILDSAINT, will rock the Somerville stage this year. Their single Hallejuah Heartache became the most played song on RTRFM in 2016 and they are set to amaze RTRFM audiences with their layered vocals and dark, stormy sound.
Formidable Fremantle four-piece HIDEOUS SUN DEMON are no stranger to stages across the country. Their journey across genres, extremely tight live show and adrenaline fueled, highly animated performances makes them totally unforgettable.
Creating roaring riffs since 1995, iconic rockers JEBEDIAH return to play In The Pines 21 years after their first appearance. With a plethora of material, including Leaving Home and Harpoon from their debut Slightly Odway, their energy and talent has not faltered; still delivering infectious tunes and sold out tours.
The project of homegrown troubadour Jeff Strong, JEFF’S DEAD are a lot more vital than the name would suggest, and are set to engage and enthrall on the Pines stage with their expansive experimental folk, rock and electronica.
PHIL WALLEY-STACK, singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s top didgeridoo players is also joining the line-up, with his blend of traditional sounds and contemporary instruments. Phil will also be kicking off proceedings at 11.45am with a Welcome To Country.
Folk rock duo SODASTREAM return to Perth to join the Pines line up in the wake of their first release in 11 years. Emotive and arresting indie-folk, the highly anticipated Little by Little LP is their 5th studio album. They return to In The Pines 20 years after their first appearance in 1997.
Having supported the likes of Mono and 65 Days of Static, and with an upcoming national tour alongside Boris, instrumental juggernaut TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING are set to imprint their surrealist post-metal sounds in what is sure to be an unforgettable Pines moment.
With RTRFM celebrating its 40th birthday this year, In the Pines 2017 is set to be the best yet, and should to be a recurring event in everyone’s musical calendar anyway. The one-day musical treat has played host to the likes of Tame Impala, Bucket, Pond, Methyl Ethel, Tired Lion any many more in the past.
With 10 hours of local music against a stunning background, In The Pines is a perfect place to picnic with friends, while delicious food and drink options will also be available.
In the Pines hits Somerville Auditorium, UWA on Sunday April 30, 2017, 11am-10pm. Presale tickets available now at $30 for RTRFM subscribers and $35 for general public. Tickets from rtrfm.com.au. The second lineup announcement will be on Breakfast with Caitlin on March 20th. DOOR SALES (LIMITED)on the day, $35 RTRFM subscribers, $40 general public. Gold and platinum subscribers gain free entry. In The Pines is a 18+ event unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Under 5 gain entry for free.