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With over 40 events and 140 performances in 19 days, the Perth International Comedy Festival launches into Perth in May 2012. With local, national and international comedians performing at the Astor Theatre, the Jack High Comedy Club, the Velvet Lounge and the Daily Planet Café, there will be stand-up, musical acts, spoken words and special events.

Headlining the festival are huge acts Henry Rollins (USA), Stephen K Amos (UK), Daniel Kitson (UK), The Pajama Men (USA), Des Bishop (Ireland), Peter Powers (UK), Steve Hughes, Tripod, Fiona O’Loughlin, Charlie Pickering, Sammy J & Randy and Tom Gleeson. Adding to the international component are Glenn Wool (Canada), Neil Hamburger (USA) and DeAnne Smith (Canada).

Also performing will be Brendon Burns, Greg Fleet, Dave Callan, Felicity Ward, Lawrence Mooney, Asher Treleaven, Hannah Gadsby, Yon (Tripod) and Jennifer Wong.

Comprising the local component of the festival will be John Robertson, Werzel, Bonnie Davies, Emma Zammit, Laura Davis, Michael Workman, Joel Creasey, Tropical Parodies, Superdub, Andrea Gibbs, Jimmy James Eaton, Xavier Michelides, Next Gen Comedy and the Daily Planet Sessions.

The iconic Astor Theatre will be the main hub for the Festival, which will run from May 2-20 and provide 19 days of laughs, chuckles and guffaws galore. With all the venues within a 500-metre radius of each other, audiences are able to see up to three different shows at three different venues each night. It all kicks off with the Opening Night Gala on May 2 and draws to a close with the Festival Finale on May 20.

Sharing the laughs around regional WA before the Festival starts in Perth, the Comedy Suitcase Tour will be rolling into the Albany Entertainment Centre on April 26, the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on April 27 and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on April 28, and will feature a line-up of Tripod, John Robertson and Werzel and Mike G (USA).

Tickets for all shows are available through BOCS Ticketing ( / 08 9484 1133) or please visit for full details.


This is one of those times Robin would turn and say ‘Holy Smokes Batman’. We pretty much said the same thing.

Get us a money tin that can’t be cracked without a can opener and all your change, cause we’re on lock down to start saving for this one!

2012 Line-up

Jack White *Bloc Party * Smashing Pumpkins * At The Drive-In * The Shins * Hilltop Hoods * The Kooks * Gossip * Miike Snow * Dirty Three * Lana Del Rey * 360 * Azealia Banks * Tame Impala * Explosions In The Sky * Ladyhawke * The Afghan Whigs * Missy Higgins * Wolfmother * Metric * Kimbra * Mudhoney * Band Of Skulls * Spiderbait * Django Django * Gypsy & The Cat * San Cisco * Last Dinosaurs * Electric Guest * Muscles * Angus Stone * DZ Deathrays * Howler * Lanie Lane * Fun. * Big Scary * Michael Kiwanuka * Seekae * Friends * Yacht Club DJ’s * Bertie Blackman * Jinja Safari * Blue King Brown * Youth Lagoon * Pond * The Beautiful Girls * Tijuana Cartel * Ball Park Music * The Rubens * Ben Howard * Bleeding Knees Club * Zulu Winter * The Medics * Shihad * Hypnotic Brass Ensemble * Husky * Kate Miller-Heidke * Father John Misty * Emma Louise * Chet Faker * Here We Go Magic * Parachute Youth * Mosman Alder * The Cast Of Cheers * Wolf & Cub * Gossling
Plus DJ Sets from

*Beni * Sampology (AV/DJ show) * Canyons (DJ Set) * Nina Las Vegas * Danny T * Alison Wonderland * Nice and Ego (AV/DJ show) * Flume * Gloves * Luke Million * Harris Robotis * Alley Oop


Full ticketing information here

Friday 20 April 2012
Villa – Stirling Street, Perth

Take note Gen Y – this is how it’s done. Roger Sanchez.

At some stage in your nightclub life, you have been branded by the mark of ‘The S Man’.

One of history’s (and the planet’s) foremost House DJs, Roger Sanchez has the ‘touch’; the art of knowing how to make people feel…right. Coming outta Queens, NY, as a professional breakdancer, Roger Sanchez had immediate street cred. Those streets surrounded him with the sounds he would use for his production and DJ career: salsa, blues, soul, disco, rock, hip hop – he has it all. In 1990, he was catapulted into internationaldom with ‘Luv Dancin’ (as Underground Station). Then came the biggun: ‘Release Yourself’ – what started out as a tune became a clubbing concept, CD mix series, IDMA winning podcast show, annual residency in Ibiza for over a decade. Such is the power of Sanchez.

And then there’s ‘Another Chance’, no doubt his most successful hit accompanied with the iconic film clip: a girl walking the street with a gigantic love heart. Yeah, you know the one.

Since forming his opus label Stealth Records in 2002, the recognition has continued to roll in. In one week alone Roger scored a trio of tracks in the top 25 Billboard Charts and won a Grammy in 2004. Roger’s love of connecting with a crowd ensures he keeps his status as a true citizen of the World. The Sanch is still soaring at the top of his game, spanning three decades on a meteoric journey from underground cult figure to master of the global club stage.
Supported by: Kastel, Oli, Ace Basik
Tickets: $37.50 +BF on sale 1 March 2012.Available at Moshtix , 1300 GET TIX (438 849), Moshtix outlets and the Boomtick iPhone App.

Saturday 14 April 2012
Villa – Stirling St Perth

When their third album From Here To Anywhere was released late last year, it set ears on fire around the globe and first singles We Love (since certified Gold) and Big took up residency at the top end of the club chart.

Now, in their first tour since the album’s release, Sneaky Sound System’s Miss Connie and Black Angus are set to take their already legendary banging club show on the road, adding extra surprises, production and mischief to deliver one hell of night. Miss it at your peril!

The dates mark Sneaky’s return to Australia from shows in Asia and the US, and are their last local shows before the duo spend a fourth consecutive northern summer in the UK and Europe, and after that relocating to the US for an indefinite period. Meantime Really Want To See You Again, the electric third single from the album, will be released Friday 9 March with a collection of top-notch remixes including Funkagenda, KiNK, Azari & III and Jam Xpress.

The video, a modern twist on raw 90s production, was shot earlier this month in icy London and hits screens February 28.

Looking ahead expect collaborations from Sneaky Sound System with Erick Morillo, Funkagenda, Aeroplane, Riton and Hook & Sling, add to that Foxtel’s use of Big in their massive Olympics campaign, an appearance at Sydney’s Mardi Gras and Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur for Future Music’s inaugural festival there, and things are indeed shaping up to take Black Angus and Miss Connie From Here To Anywhere.

Ticketing info:Early bird $25 + bf (until Wed 21 Mar); Pre-sale $30 + bf; $35 door sale if available.

Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week (Savoir Faire PFW) is W.A’s most anticipated and directional first ever fashion trade event – hosted annually to coincide with the Australian Spring/Summer peak buying season.

Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week 2012 offers established and emerging designers the opportunity to showcase their collections on a professional runway and provides a platform to truly maximise their exposure.   Savoir Faire PFW aims to ensure designers gain the necessary tools to promote their brand and gain key contacts to take their business to the next level.

This unique opportunity will not only enable aspiring designers to debut their collections in a spectacular fashion showcase, but will also provide them with the relevant resources to project them into the public domain.

Savoir Faire Perth Fashion Week will play an essential role in the growth and promotion of the West Australian fashion community; both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, by helping creative entrepreneurs to develop the business and professional skills they require to thrive and survive.

Click here for full list of Events & Ticketing information

Saturday 7th April
Villa, Stirling St Perth

In three years, Villa has bought you killer sold-out shows: the Stanton Warriors, Fake Blood, Krafty Kuts, Plump DJs, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Kele Okereke, and so, SO many more!

Three stylin’ years as Perth’s best new venue means we needed to bring you the biggest act we could to celebrate; THE FREESTYLERS. One of the original Finger Lickin’ crew, The Freestylers are dancefloor sensations and they’re about to birthday-body-pop their Villa cherry.

Let’s just stop and think about the Freestylers for a moment. These sounds are a fast moving, electro-rocking monster movie that is going to hit your house like a tidal wave. Case-in-point: ‘Push Up’. They created it. Built it. Produced it. They MADE it. That tune is the definition of an anthem. And who do you think Pendulum has to thank for ‘Painkiller’ and ‘Fasten Your Seatbelts’? The Freestylers.

Over 15 years at the top. Acclaimed albums. Some of the best tunes in our scene. Oh yeah; the Freestylers have still got it. Whether they travel with a band, a vocalist, an MC or none of the above, you can bet on this: the nucleus of the ‘stylers has always been Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey – and they are the winning combination. With rafts of dancefloor weapons and a certified popchart hit in their ammo, expect to be absolutely slaughtered at our third birthday as Villa turns into a bass-laden broken beat battlefield.

Did someone say ‘Raw As F*ck’? Why yes. We did. Prepare yourselves for some ‘Adventures in Freestyle’. Don’t hold back.

If you’ve experienced a Freestylers set, it’s OK, we’ve got goosebumps too. If you haven’t…what are you waiting for?

There is simply no better candidate to support the Freestylers than Marten Hørger. The German gent has more than just the funky letter in his name to earn your attention – he’s the beeps and bass hero of the Stanton Warriors, Plump DJs and Sir Krafty Kuts (we know, they told us).

Kickstarting his career in an underground venue in south Germany at the age of 15 (only in Germany, right?), Marten developed his own sound of breakbeat, electro, dubstep and hip hop. He calls it his ‘I don’t give a f*ck’ blend (otherwise referred to as ‘I play for the people’ blend. Seriously). The sound is extremely apparent in his 2006 duo Boogie Army, who gave us 2007’s biggest breakbeat anthem, ‘Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll’. He followed that up with SMASH HIFI, a project with Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy) and they popped out ‘Everything You Need’ and, most recently, ’15 Hundred Dollars/Take You Back’ – a tune already part of every breakbeat DJs set. But here’s what endears us the most to Marten Hørger – he runs Stamina Club, one of Europe’s longest running monthly breakbeat nights.

They just celebrated their 10th Anniversary…sound familiar?
Supported by: DNGRFLD, Black & Blunt

Tickets: $35+BF on sale Thursday 23 February .
Available at , 1300 GET TIX (438 849), Moshtix outlets and the Boomtick iPhone App.

Limited number of VIP tickets available for $45 through the Boomtick SHOP.

Thursday 5th April 
Amplifier Capitol, Murray St Perth

Limelite, Electonic, JumpClimb & Drum Media present  Hot Cross Buns!

Multi-stage bonanza in Amplifier and Capitol on Easter Thursday, April 5.

15 acts in 3 rooms of baking goodness!

Kick off your long weekend with Tonite Only (dj set) and live sets from The Medics and YesYou plus many more. Get down to this Easter heaver early, it’s gonna be choc full of party!


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And boy do we have some surprises in store for you……..

// Set Times //

9.15 – 9.45 Stillwater Giants
10.00 – 10.45 Scenic
11.00 – 12.00 YesYou
12.15 – 1.15 The Medics
1.30 – 2.30 The Brow Horn Orchestra
2.30 – 3.00 Troy Division

9.00 – 9.45 Austy
9.45 – 10.30 Sun City
10.30 – 11.30 KNO Agents
11.30 – 12.30 Halo Effect
12.30 – 2.00 Tonite Only
2.00 – 3.00 Death Disco

10.00 – 11.15 DJ Cody
11.15 – 12.30 FTW
12.30 – 1.30 Tapeheads
1.30 – 3.00 Jus Haus?

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