With so many music festivals being canned recently, Perth is really craving something fresh to spice things up. And Disconnect Music Festival has hit the nail on the head. Bringing a taste of the European festival format straight to our front door, Disconnect is the festival music and culture lovers have been waiting for. Finally it’s (almost!) arrived.
This weekend from December 11th to December 13th, the stunning village of Fairbridge in Pinjarra – just an hour out of the city will come alive with music, art, comedy, cabaret and adventure; the ultimate mix of culture. Perth’s brand new three day camping extravaganza has been the talk of town, with a unique concept that’s already made it a win before it’s even started: to connect with people (and music) and disconnect from reality. Bliss.
Deep in the midst of the historic village, Perth’s new festival baby is set to be ‘an experience for the body, mind, spirit and soul’. Showcasing a solid mix of Australian and International artists including Chet Faker, Meg Mac, The Jungle Giants, Flight Facilities, Optimo, Bully and more; it’s a line-up that’s got everyone on the edge of their seats, waiting in anticipation for their ears to seduced in the ultimate festival setting yet.
1. Ruby Boots
With a string of festivals already under her belt including Big Day Out, Wave Rock Weekender and West Coast Blues & Roots, ‘the incomparable Ruby Boots’ showcases country music a it’s absolute finest. The voice behind Ruby Boots, Bex Chilcott, released her latest album Solitude in April 2015 which includes hit tracks Middle of Nowhere and Wrap Me Up In a Fever. Get your ears wrapped round her soul-touching, boot shakin’ new material at Disconnect.
After her recent EP launch last month, pop-princess Bloom is getting amped for her first festival performance at Disconnect. Already taking the industry by storm with her powerful vocals and breathtaking musical architecture, Bloom’s latest single Ghost has left fans a little awe-struck. A definite live show to see! Check out a recent interview with her here about Disconnect festival and everything that drives her music.
Named the WAM Urban Artist Of The Year for the past three years running, Perth rapper Mathas has had a busy 2015. Releasing his second studio album Armwrestling Atlas in late October, Mathas has set a solid benchmark of classic and revised hip hop beats. Arguably one of the best musical acts to see live, this renowned local-industry icon offers a deeply honest style of music that doesn’t disappoint.
4. Joni in the Moon
Turning heads with their recent single War and Porn, Joni in the Moon have a hypnotising feel about their music which is super captivating portrayed live. A sibling duo made up of Joni and Josh Hogan, Joni in the Moon take on a dreamy folktronica appeal infused with an electro sonic evolution.
5. Tired Lion
Winner of the 2015 Unearthed J award, Tired Lion are a four-piece rock group straight out of Perth. Ridiculously catchy and with all the tools to stand out from the crowd, these excitable rockers’ latest tracks Suck and I Don’t Think You Like Me have been absolutely killing it.