SOTA is back in 2020 to celebrate the state’s incredible music scene for another electrifying year. As you’d expect, this year’s festival will look a little different though, with a socially distant and renamed concert, SOTAstream, beamed live on Facebook across WA on Monday, June 1.
From 2pm – 8pm the free online concert, co-presented by WAM and featuring a dizzying line up of local talent, will be streamed from live music mecca Freo.Social to living rooms and backyards around the state, allowing people from Kununurra to Albany and everywhere in-between to get a front row seat to the hottest event on WA Day.
The line up stars fan favourites from right across the diverse spectrum of WA music. Award-winning doom-pop priestess Abbe May leads the charge, bringing her soul-gospel-electro-blues to the digital stage complete with tunes from her forthcoming album Red Flag.
Last year’s four-time WAMI award-winner Carla Geneve has gone from strength to strength in recent years, supporting the likes of Cold Chisel at their 2019 New Year’s Eve concert. Get ready for her folk-rock sounds to shine as she performs her recently released Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover.
Hip-hop royalty Drapht is set to tear up SOTA for another year with his masterful lyrics and high energy beats. The multi ARIA award-winning artist is performing off the back of a sold-out regional Western Australian tour last year, and will be right at home performing to audiences state-wide.
Incandescent vocals, guitar brilliance and a celebration of the Noongar language are the signatures of much-loved Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse. Influenced by the four principles of Koort (Heart), Moort (Family and Community), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (Children and Legacy), SOTAstreamers will be treated to a performance they won’t forget.
Methyl Ethel will bring the dreamy, pop-rock vibes to SOTAstream in 2020, fresh off the release of their latest EP Hurts to Laugh. While the band caught the world’s attention right from their earliest hits, they now boast a string of successful albums and a catalogue of world-class tunes that keep getting better.
Since forming in 2015, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have hit the big time in recent years, selling out both of their national tours and supporting the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs and Dune Rats. Get ready for some party-punk killer tracks when they hit the Facebook stream this WA Day!
Indie-pop darlings San Cisco will also bring their effortless sound and feel-good vibes to SOTAstream, following the release of their fourth EP Flaws in March, and cementing themselves as fan favourites earlier this year with a place in the triple j’s Hottest 100 of the 2010s with breakout hit Awkward.
SOTAstream is free with no registration required and is happening Monday, June 1 online via Facebook, Perthnow and on RTRFM from 2pm – 8pm.