Perth Festival Unveils 2024 Program

Perth Festival Unveils 2024 Program

Angélique Kidjo, Sampa The Great, Sampha, Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Greentea Peng, Mogwai many more join the huge contemporary music program

As we enter the warmer months the festival announcements keep rolling, as today Perth Festival unveils its 2024 program. From February 9 to March 3 the festival will take over Boorloo under the theme of Ngaangk. The Noongar term for both mother and the sun, “Ngaangk nourishes everyone and everything that grows and thrives on Noongar Boodjar.”

As always, Perth Fest has delivered a deep and diverse program of contemporary music, film, fine music, literature, performance and visual arts. While we’re fans of all of those things, it probably comes as no surprise that the contemporary music program is of particular interest to us here at Pilerats, and 2024 is no exception.

Beninese-French singer-songwriter, actress, activist and living legend Angélique Kidjo will be playing a very special show at the Perth Concert Hall, as will Aussie icon Paul Kelly. Meanwhile at Supreme Court Gardens, former Kidjo collaborator Sampa The Great and Kaiit form a dope double bill of essential homegrown hip hop, with Sampha also set to take to the gardens.

The Rechabite will once again be a key venue for the festival, with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Cymande (UK), DOMi and JD Beck (France/USA), Greentea Peng (UK), Kings of Convenience (Norway), Lonnie Holley, Moor Mother & Irreversible Entanglements (USA), Michael Rother & Friends (Germany), Mogwai (Scotland) all set to play.

Contemporary Music Programmer Tom Supple said “Once again, we’ve got some of the world’s
leading talent coming to Perth to celebrate our annual festival. They’ll feature alongside heroes of the local scene and some up and coming artists you’ll be glad you were one of the first to discover.

We’re excited to return to The Rechabite in 2024 with a line-up that hits a range of styles and genres, featuring artists that will appeal to the breath of Perth’s amazing music community. Topped off by two of my personal favourites, Sampa The Great and Sampha headlining two huge outdoor shows at Supreme Court Gardens.

I’d encourage audiences to come and see not only their favourite artists but take a chance on someone they’ve never heard of – we’re super excited about every artist in this tightly curated line up and think there is some gold in there for local fans to discover.

Check out the contemporary lineup below and head here to check out the full 2024 Perth Festival program:

Perth Festival 2024 Contemporary Music Program

WHAT: Pookie, Vv Pete + JULAI
WHEN: Fri 9 Feb, Doors 8pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Courtney Barnett
WHEN: Sat 10 & Sun 11 Feb, Doors 8pm (Sat) and 6.30pm (Sun)
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: DOMi and JD Beck
WHEN: Mon 12 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Mogwai
WHEN: Thu 15 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Greentea Peng
WHEN: Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb, Doors 8pm (Sat) and 7pm (Sun)
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Calexico
WHEN: Wed 21 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Lonnie Holley, Moor Mother, Irreversible Entanglements
WHEN: Thu 22 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Michael Rother & Friends Play the Music of NEU!
WHEN: Fri 23 Feb, Doors 8pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Flewnt’s Boorloo Block Party
WHEN: Sat 24 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Paul Kelly
WHEN: Tue 27 Feb, Doors 7.30pm
WHERE: Perth Concert Hall / Dyeedyallalup / Perth CBD

WHAT: Wednesday & MJ Lenderman
WHEN: Tue 27 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Kings of Convenience
WHEN: Wed 28 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Cymande
WHEN: Thu 29 Feb, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Angélique Kidjo
WHEN: Thu 29 Feb, Doors 7.30pm
WHERE: Perth Concert Hall / Dyeedyallalup / Perth CBD

WHAT: Sampa The Great (+ support by Kaiit)
WHEN: Fri 1 Mar, Gates 6pm
WHERE: Supreme Court Gardens / Gumap / Perth CBD

WHAT: Lotterywest Closing Concert - Under the Same Sun
WHEN: Sat 2 Mar, Gates 5pm
WHERE: Supreme Court Gardens / Gumap / Perth CBD

WHAT: WITCH
WHEN: Sat 2 Mar, Doors 7pm
WHERE: The Rechabite / Yandilup / Northbridge

WHAT: Sampha
WHEN: Sun 3 Mar, Gates 6pm
WHERE: Supreme Court Gardens / Gumap / Perth CBD

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