Aborted Tortoise
Aborted Tortoise. Photography by Alistair John Walsh

It’s back and bigger than ever, the WAM Festival has announced the details of this year’s Saturday Spectacular, supported by The City of Perth and proudly presented by X-Press Magazine.

On Saturday, November 8, from noon-midnight, Northbridge goes live and local as more than 50 of WA’s most exciting artists play across seven stages, at The Bird, Connections, Mustang Bar, Universal Bar and Flyrite, with the WAM Festival Block Party, plus the  Perth Cultural Centre All-Ages Stage, plus there’s the soon-to-be-announced Singaporean acts as part of the next Singapore WA Music Exchange (SWAM) phase.

And it’s all FREE!

Lining up for the Saturday Spectacular will be: 44th Sunset, Aborted Tortoise, Apache, Black Stone From The Sun, Childsaint, Coin Banks, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, David Craft, Diger Rokwell, Dream Rimmy, Eleventeen Eston, Flower Drums, Foam, Ghetto Crystals, Grace Barbe, Gunns, Hamjam, Helen Shanahan, Jacob Diamond, Joni In The Moon, Kat Wilson, KUČKA, Lionizer, Louis & The Honkytonk, Methyl Ethel, Moana, Mudlark, Our Man In Berlin, Patient Little Sister, Pilerats DJs, Puck, R3 (Singapore), Race To Your Face, Rag N Bone, Raksha, Rex Monsoon, Riley Pearce, Rok Riley, Silver Hills, Slumberjack, Spilt Cities, Stillwater Giants, The Amani Consort, The Brow, The Community Chest, The Disappointed, The Floors, The Love Junkies, The Weapon Is Sound, Thee Gold Blooms and Toby.

And don’t forget that happening free, as part of the Saturday Spectacular, will be the WAM Festival Block Party, from 4pm-midnight at Wilson Car Park (Roe St). WAM teams with Ezra Pound for a massive line-up of 18+ entertainment, with The Love Junkies, Slumberjack, Coin Banks, KUČKA, Gunns, The Weapon Is Sound, Grace Barbe, The Amani Consort, Pilerats DJs and a SWAM act from Singapore. It’s free entry, though priority entry will be given to WA Music Conference pass holders.

Full details about the forthcoming WAM Festival can be found at

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