WA Pals: Grievous Bodily Calm and Jack Davies have been added to SOTA Rewired
The pair of West Australian favourites join Spacey Jane, Alter Boy and more at the FREE (!) event on June 7th.
Header Image: Jack Davies by Annie Harvey (L), Grievous Bodily Calm by Nick Fitzpatrick (R).
The annual SOTA Festival is a mainstay in West Australian music, thanks to both its presence as a free event with full accessibility, and also with its history in spotlighting and emphasising West Australian musical talent. Over the years, almost every single West Australian musician has played the festival, from the globe-trotting big-wigs to the up-and-coming names just starting out; the festival being an important step in the career for every Perth-based or regional WA artist.
While things are slightly different this year, their line-up certainly hasn't changed. As announced a few weeks back, SOTA has been re-jigged into a new format titled SOTA Rewired this year; a sit-down, tight-capacity event in the Burswood Park district, in line with current coronavirus regulations. Furthermore, the festival's entire grounds will be licensed, meaning that U18s will have to be accompanied by guardians at all time, but also meaning that you don't have to sit within a specific section to sink a beer enjoy great, West Australian music.
Speaking of, the line-up was already pretty stellar. Leading the charge is Spacey Jane, followed by long-time heavyweights The Waifs, alt-country ones to watch The Little Lord Street Band, queer and hard-of-hearing inspirations Alter Boy, and Naaguja musician Theona Councillor. Now - just a few days out from the event - we're adding a couple of extras, in forward-thinking alt-jazz purveyors Grievous Bodily Calm, and alt-folk hero Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks; the pairing showcasing the heights of West Australian music in two very different genres.
We're also able to confirm that this year, there'll be the usual list of WA food and drinks, as well as a fireworks display at the beginning of Spacey Jane's set - at around 6PM - over the Swan River.
You can find more information on this year's SOTA Rewired - and the neighbouring, kids-friendly WA Day festivities - here, but otherwise, take a dive into the set-times below, and acquaint yourself with some of the best acts West Australia has to offer:
SOTA Rewired 2021 Set-Times:
12.05 PM: Welcome to Country
12:15 PM: Alter Boy
1.10 PM: Little Lord Street Band
2.05 PM: Theona Councillor
3.00 PM: Grievous Bodily Calm
3.55 PM: Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks
4.55 PM: The Waifs
6.10 PM: Spacey Jane