The Perth Festival, February 7 – March 1, has announced its music line-up with an eclectic selection from soul to hip-hop, indie rock to electronica.
Highlights include Brooklyn-based indie rockers The National, returning to Perth for one night only, soul legend Booker T Jones, Okkervil River and hip-hop royalty Public Enemy.
Other acts include soul-jazz pioneer Roy Ayers who will join Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper onstage in an experimental fusion of hip-hop, jazz and R&B, American songstress Madeleine Peyroux, Ireland’s Altan, Canadian six-piece genre-bending outfit Austra.
Other arts are represented by Robert Wilson (with Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape), soprano Dawn Upshaw, Martin Amis (Perth Writers Festival), William Kentridge, Tod Machover.
BOOKINGS AND FESTIVAL INFO: 08 6488 5555 • perthfestival.com.au • Ticketek outlets
Okkervil River will also be doing dates in Sydney and Melbourne
Sydney: February 21 – Oxford Art Factory
Melbourne: February 22 – Corner Hotel