City of Swan
Hyper is back in December and features DZ Deathrays, Polish Club, Ruby Fields, Kira Puru, Polaris, Good Doogs, Mosquito Coast and heaps more! Saturday 8 December on Midland Oval.
Perth's best boutique all-ages festival is back for a second time in 2018 with a huge line-up of stunning local and national talent.
Moving from the February date to December, Hyper is set to take over Midland once again on Saturday 8 December from 12pm-9pm, with talent-packed main stages and loads of entertainment.
The huge first announcement features DZ Deathrays, Polish Club, Ruby Fields, Kira Puru, Polaris, Good Doogs, Mosquito Coast, Alpha Wolf, Sam Perry, Justice For The Damned, Eilish Gilligan, Antonia and the Lazy Susans, Aburden, Househats, Approachable Members of Your Local Community, Your Girl Pho, Vacant Home, Homebrand, Hell Average, Mal De Mer, Sad Hour, Tether, and Holographic Moon Society.
Multi-ARIA Award winning Brisbane two-piece DZ Deathrays have come a long way from the first house party gig that they formed for. Signed to I Oh You in Australia/NZ, Dine Alone in Canada, and Alcopop in the UK, they have made a lot of ground over the years including winning an ARIA Award each for their first record Bloodstreams (2012) and second record Black Rat (2014). They've done multiple sold out tours of Australia, they've done 22 international tours with the likes of Blood Red Shoes, Cerebral Ballzy, and Band of Skulls.
They've played Reading & Leeds, SXSW, CMJ, CMW, The Great Escape internationally and Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass and Laneway at home. They can even add a stadium tour in support of The Foo Fighters to their bucket list. 2016 saw the release of two stand-alone singles 'Blood On My Leather' and 'Pollyanna' which they celebrated with a world tour with good mates Dune Rats. In 2017 they shared two tracks from their new record which saw the single 'Shred For Summer' enter the Hottest 100 at #67 and 'Total Meltdown' almost make it at #109. Their new record 'Bloody Lovely' debuted at #4 in the ARIA Charts and number one in the Australian album charts.
One guitar. One voice. One drum kit - frequently bloodied, sometimes broken. The modest tools can only begin to tell the story of Polish Club, the sweat-soaked Aussie soul-punk duo with a heart-wringing knack for ass-kicking rock tunes and a gift for burning down every room they play. Early tours opening for the likes of Courtney Barnett and Gang of Youths were loaded with a dangerous sense of portent. "A gritty garage rock two-piece unafraid to throw themselves into the action," the AU Review observed.
Hyper 2018 will also feature a sideshow alley market, live art battles, gourmet food vans, water slide, photo booth, games, merchandise and a signing tent for all of your favourite artists.
The event is run by the young people in the Hyper Team, for young people, so it has something for everyone. The festival is an all-ages (12+) drug, smoke and alcohol free event and would not be possible without the support of so many organisations, including Lotterywest and Moshtix.