Alt-J play Southbound
Alt-J play Southbound

Perth may have lost the Big Day Out and Soundwave, but there’s still plenty o’ outdoor music festival action as we move into summer if you’re in the market for some rays and a whole lotta tuneage. Dig in!

Blues At Bridgetown

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9

Joe Louis Walker, Russell Morris, The Beautiful Girls, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, The Black Sorrows featuring Joe Camilleri, Rick Price, Kristy Lee, Blue Shaddy, Bondi Cigars, Hussy Hicks, Lloyd Spiegel, Rick Steele, Morgan Bain and many more

The 22nd annual Blues At Bridgetown festival features over 40 acts featuring 110 musicians playing for a total of 135 performance hours. Held in a handful of venues throughout the picturesque South-West town, Blues At Bridgetown features a great family atmosphere and an all-in Saturday street party. International blues stars Joe Louis Walker and Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges join Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows, the reunited Beautiful Girls, Bondi Cigars, Lloyd Spiegel and legendary Russell Morris from interstate, and local favourites Blue Shaddy, Morgan Bain, Rick Steele and many more will also feature in this amazing celebration of the many shades of blues music.

More info here.

Future Music Festival

Arena Joondalup
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Drake, Avicii, The Prodigy, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Example, Sigma, 2 Chainz, Kiesza, Klingande, Robin Schulz, Nero, Die Antwoord, Gorgon City, Blasterjaxx, Bassjackers, Tchami, Carnage, Throttle, Cocoon: Sven Vath, Art Department, Appollonia, Yellow Claw… and more

Future Music Festival headliner Drake looks set to deliver on the festival’s promise of ‘THE biggest names of today…alongside the hottest stars of tomorrow’, and with extra support from the likes of The Prodigy and Avicii it seems a forgone conclusion that this will be one of the most popular summer events for ravers and dance fans. The full first-round line-up is above and there’s more to come.


More info here.

Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton
Saturday-Sunday, January 3-4, 2015

Alt-J, Milky Chance, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Spiderbait, Salt N Pepa, John Butler Trio, Glass Animals, Cold War Kids, Joey Bada$$, Todd Terje, Bluejuice, Jagwar Ma, The Temper Trap, Vance Joy, The Black Lips, Alison Wonderland, Asgeir, DMAs, The Kite String Tangle, The Presets, George Ezra, Safia, Movement, Jagwar Ma, Sticky Fingers, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, Kim Churchill, Todd Terje, Wolf Alice, Robyn & Royksopp, Remi, Tycho, Tkay Maidza, Run The Jewels

Southbound is WA’s premier summer camping and music festival, and in 2015 they’ve made the big leap forward to allow campers to set up tents right next to their cars, which means more gear and added security. Great tunes are provided over two days by UK Indie outfit alt-J, John Butler Trio, Spiderbait, hip-hop legends Salt N Pepa, Vance Joy, The Temper Trap, underground favourites DMAs, ex-Stroke Julian Casablancas & The Voidz and many more. Set in Busselton’s Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Southbound is the perfect post-New Year’s party.

More info here.


St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Esplanade Reserve And West End, Fremantle
Sunday, February 8, 2015

St Vincent, Jungle, Lykke Li, Royal Blood, Future Islands, Flight Facilities, Courtney Barnett, Andy Bull, Seekae, FKA Twigs, Mac De Marco (and his mother Agnes), Angel Olsen, Banks, Benjamin Booker, Caribou, Connan Mockasin, Dune Rats, Eagulls, Eves, Flying Lotus (Layer 3), Highasakite, Jesse Davidson, Jon Hopkins, Little Dragon, Mansionair, Perfect Pussy, Peter Bibby, POND, Ratking, Raury, Rusty, Sohn, Vic Mensa

After starting in a small laneway in Melbourne in 2006, Laneway now serves up a top notch line-up of obscure but so-hot-right-now urban talent right around the country and across to Singapore and Auckland in 2015. Featuring a host of acts riding a wave of popularity and buzz bands galore, Laneway is headed up by the UK chart-toppers Royal Blood, Mercury Award nominee FKA Twiggs, US synth-pop band Future Islands, alt-pop singer Andy Bull, Courtney Barnett and Perth’s own psych rockers, Pond.

More info here.



UWA Oak Lawn
Saturday, November 29.

Hermitude, Midnight Juggernauts, The Jungle Giants, The Kite String Tangle, Sable, Indian Summer, Gang Of Youths, The Creases, Citizen Kay and a Triple J Unearthed winner.

The CoLab festival is dance heavy, beats-steady and has your feet written all over it.  It’s a festival built on the collective ideals of local WA crews –music industry representatives, Perth-based creatives, food innovators and UWA clubs – teaming with some of the country’s leading live music acts. CoLAB will take place in the beautiful surrounds of the University of Western Australia Oak Lawn, on Saturday, November 29.

More info here.


Claremont Showgrounds
Saturday-Sunday, November 29-30
Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Diplo, Disclosure (DJ Set), W&W, DJ Snake, Duke Dumont, Will Sparks, RL Grime, Peking Duk, NERVO, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Andrew Rayel Tale Of Us, Destructo, Ørjan Nilsen, Nina Kraviz Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson, Scuba, Cash Cash, Kölsch, MaRLo, Mano Le Tough, Shogun, Uberjak’d Mark Sixma, Nina Las Vegas, Timmy Trumpet M4SONIC, Tigerlily, Generik and L D R U & Yahtzel   Skrillex, Alesso, Steve Aoki Showtek, Dash Berlin, Carl Cox Porter Robinson (Live) Laidback Luke, New World Punx TJR, Ferry Corsten and more
EDM fans have been losing the plot over the huge Stereosonic 2014 line-up, with promoters locking in an amazing array of talent from the national and international scene. With the return of the two-day format, Stereosonic might just live up to their publicity, declaring it ‘the greatest EDM line-up Australia has ever seen’. With megastar names Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Skrillex joined by regular visitor Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Peking Duk, Nina Las Vegas and many more, you’ll need your dancing shoes for this weekend of dreams.

More info here.


Red Hill Australia Day Eve Concert
Red Hill Auditorium
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Icehouse, Diesel, James Reyne & supports
An outdoors amphitheatre set in a national park with panoramic views of Perth, Red Hill Auditorium promises the perfect venue for a quintessential celebration of Oz Rock at their Australia Day Eve concert. Headliners Icehouse, along with the iconic Diesel and ex-Australian Crawl and solo star James Reyne, are sure to deliver hit after hit from the ‘80s and ‘90s to now. Shuttle buses from outlying suburbs (Joondalup all the way to Mandurah) to and from the event will help ensure you have a great night and get home safely.

More info here.


Belvoir Amphitheatre
Friday, December 26
Shockone, Krafty Kuts + Dynamite MC, Etc!Etc!, Lady Waks, DJSS & Grooverider, Marten Horger, Dodge & Fuski, Just A Gent, Utah Jazz, Neon Steve, Habstrakt, Funkanomics
Locally produced and internationally renowned, Breakfest has supplied pumped-up and come-down beats every Boxing Day at Belvoir Amphitheatre in the Swan Valley since 2001. DJ and producer Shockone, hip-hop influenced breakbeat spinners Kraft Kuts + Dynamite MC, LA-based producer Etc!Etc!, the first lady of broken beat Lady Waks, drum & bass legend Grooverider with DJSS and many more will be spinning discs across the main stage, a local talent Beach Party stage complete with beach volleyball and the return of Tony Club – all add up to dance music’s ‘best day ever.’

More info here.


Chevron Festival Gardens
Perth International Arts Festival
Thursday, February 12 ‘til Saturday, March 7, 2015
Line-up to be announced on November 5.
If no-one knew about it, the Chevron Festival Gardens would be the city’s best-kept secret of the summer. Everyone knows about it however, and it’s widely loved for its always entertaining and diverse line-up of contemporary music acts. The line-up has not yet been announced but given the whispers we’ve heard, it’s going to be another knockout.

More info here.


A Day On The Green – Billy Idol
Kings Park & Botanical Gardens
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Billy Idol, Cheap Trick, The Angels, The Choirboys
Billy Idol blazed a trail through London’s punk scene with Generation X before going solo in America, bringing punk attitude and energy to pop rock hits such as Dancing With Myself, Rebel Yell, Hot In The City and White Wedding. Now he’s back with a new album, an autobiography detailing his crazy rock n’ roll life, and a tour of Australia. With US power pop rock legends Cheap Trick and Oz Rock royalty The Angels and The Choirboys in tow, this will be an unmissable night with something for everyone.

More info here.


An Evening On The Green with Jimmy Barnes
Kings Park Botanical Gardens
Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Ian Moss, Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates
Perennial favourite, Barnesy, returns to Perth to headline the Evening On The Green series over two big nights. Coinciding with the release of his 30/30 Hindsight album celebrating – you guessed it – 30 years as a solo artist, the shows will see Barnes inviting audience members on-stage to spin the Jimmy Barnes Greatest Hits Spinning Wheel, thereby creating different setlists every night. With favourites The Living End, Barnes’ ex-Cold Chisel band mate Ian Moss, and daughter Mahalia in support, these promise to be a bonanza for fans of soulful Oz Rock.

More info here.