Karratha festival heating up

Sophia ConstantinePilbara News

An exciting line-up of music artists will take to the stage at this year’s Beats In The Heat music festival in Karratha.

The 18-and-over festival, to be held on Saturday, May 5, coincides with the opening week of the new Red Earth Arts Precinct.

Organiser Bart Parsons said festival-goers could expect a day of diverse, exciting and cutting- edge acts after a one-year hiatus.

He said it was an exciting opportunity to host the first event that went past midnight at the new venue.

“It’s an amazing theatre,” he said.

“The venue and size of it will suit the capacity of Karratha and the appetite they have for it (the festival).”

He said the line-up had been selected to cater for the diverse demographic in the Pilbara.

“Our return line-up boasts of a colourful array of Australian artists,” he said. “Drawing on our country’s rich and raw talent of DJs from Perth to Sydney, we have your music taste covered.”

One Day DJs, who have been widely regarded as Australia’s premier hip-hop party crew, will perform at the festival alongside other Australian acts Pilerats DJs, Twerl, Kid Kenobi, Yung Sly, Panda, Ten Deep and Jye Whiteman.

Local acts include Knew, Corey David, Harri Gray, Lachy Mackay, El Barto, Sam Le, Fred Kettlewell, Clag, Lace Em Tight and Markey.

Mr Parsons said festival-goers could also expect top-quality food, a fully licensed bar, and a silent disco. “Delectables will be in abundance at the event as we transform a large part of the site into an oasis where all our punters will be able to hydrate, rest and re-charge,” he said.

To buy tickets, visit https://goo.gl/1qTLkb.

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