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STATE OF THE ART 2015 It’s A Big Gig

Katy Steele. SOTA
Katy Steele, part of State Of The Art 2015

This year’s State Of The Art festival features over 35 WA artists across two free stages – the PICA Stage and the Wetlands Stage. There’ll also be stripped back sets performed by emerging acts near the WA Street Food area.

And courtesy of Etihad Airways, a lucky local music fan will  win two return economy flights to London, plus VIP camping tickets to Bestival, appropriately featuring WA’s own Tame Impala and Pond.

To enter,  just purchase your ticket to SOTA and answer a few simple questions (those who have already purchased their tickets will receive notification as to how they can enter). The competition is now open and will close on Friday, May 29, at 11.59pm WST. Head to for full details.

The SOTA Surrounds stage will feature: Boys Boys Boys, Brad Hall, Custom Royal, David Craft, Dream Rimmy, Ensemble Formidable, Flooded Palace, Husband, Joni In The Moon, Legs Electric, Little Lord Street Band, Maurice Flavel’s Intensive Care, Moana, Odette Mercy And Her Soul Atomics, Our Man In Berlin, Patient Little Sister, Rachael Dease, Riley Pearce, The Weapon Is Sound, Wanma Presents: Decibel’s Stuart James Plays The Infinity Machine and Pinata Percussion, plus the return of the MC Battle.

Along with stripped back performances from Ben Witt, Charlotte Vinney, Claudia Tero, Helen Shanahan, Hindley, Jacob Diamond, Justine Walshe, Katie J White, Pete Byfield, Robbie Jalapeno, Russell & Tom, Segers and Xanthea.

Then there’s the Rough Love Sessions at PICA Bar showcasing some of Perth’s best up-and-coming DJs and producers from 6pm until late: Dave Samuel, Kid Deep, Lenard Lewis ft Giorgio Bano, Mot3k, +1 and Tenru.

Of course they’ll be joining Birds Of Tokyo, You Am I, The Scientists, Downsyde, Gareth Liddiard, Katy Steele, Sable, The Love Junkies, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Rob Snarski, Holy Rollers (Reunion Show), Rainy Day Women, We Two Thieves, Lois Olney, Mt Mountain, Lower Spectrum, Grace Barbe, Boom! Bap! Pow!, Koi Child, Hideous Sun Demon, Lilt, Rag N Bone, Marksman Lloyd and The Community Supergroup (feat. Diger Rokwell, Empty, Wisdom 2th and more).

Tickets for the licensed all ages SOTA are $55 (plus booking fee) on sale here.


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