Karnivool, Gyroscope, Tired Lion and more announced for this year's SOTA Festival
Joining the likes of Crooked Colours, Ziggy, POW! Negro and Abbe May for a lineup equal parts nostalgic and forward-thinking.
Header image by Adam Nalapraya.
The sixth annual State Of The Art Festival is rapidly approaching its regular WA Day long weekend date, and today they've unveiled a massive lineup to hit the Elizabeth Quay stage this Monday 5 June. A lineup designed for music lovers of all ages and areas for under-18s and the big kids, it's once again free, and a part of the WA Day long weekend festivities. And the lineup looks like this:
KARNIVOOL | GYROSCOPE | DRAPHT | BOB EVANS | TIRED LION | KATY STEELE | CROOKED COLOURS | ABBE MAY | POW! NEGRO | RAG N’ BONE | ZIGGY | THE MONEY WAR | ELLI SCHOEN | THE CHINA BLUE EXPERIMENT
As we said earlier, it's a lineup that delves into WA's rich history of nationally popular rock'n'roll bands, mixed with some up-and-coming superstars, headlined by a couple of heavy favourites in Karnivool and Gyroscope, alongside arguably our biggest hip hop export Drapht. Karnivool land with their fourth LP due for release later this year, while Gyroscope have been popping up more regularly amidst rumours they're working on a new album, and Drapht comes in hot after a massive 2016 which saw the release of a wildly popular come back album, Seven Mirrors.
Jebediah frontman Bob Evans is also getting back into the swing of things with a new six-track EP of lost demos and an Australian tour on the way, Tired Lion are also in the midst of a new album, just releasing the Violent Soho-produced single Cinderella Dracula, while Katy Steele comes in fresh from the release of her own debut album, Human.
Rounding out the lineup is Abbe May (working on her own forthcoming album, Bitchcraft), indie-electronic outfit Crooked Colours (also about to release their debut album), WAM Award winners POW! Negro (whose new single we just premiered), Pilerats' fave local hip hop dude ZIGGY RAMO, folk-pop due The Money War, songstress Elli Schoen (another act whose new EP we premiered THIS WEEK), rockers and recent album-releaseers Rag n' Bone and blues outfit The China Blue Experiment.
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