Just because it’s winter, there’s no need to stay home and binge on Netflix all month long (though no judgement if you do that for, let’s say, 50% of the month). We love a bit of chill time as much as the next person, but with so many amazing gigs happening in Perth this June, we've lovingly put together a Perth gig guide so you know what's going on. By the looks of it, you’re going to have to commit to going out just about every weekend.
Here are 11 of the best gigs to catch in Perth this June!
Seth Sentry At Tetsuo NC
Northbridge, Saturday 3 June
Aussie hip hop legend Seth Sentry is touring the country to debut his Play It Safe album. Expect an intimate show with loads of fun vibes as you get to know the man behind some of your fave Aussie hip hop tracks. He’ll be playing throwbacks and new tracks as the crew at Tetsuo throw one helluva party with him! Find out more here.
Bubbles At The Rosemount Hotel
North Perth, Sunday 4 June
The Sydney collective behind one of Perth’s hottest summer events, ONE DAY is back and launching a brand new spanker at The Rosemount. DJs Joyride, Raph Lauren and Nick Lupi will be setting the scene and they’ll be backed up by local deck heroes Aslan, Daws and Azura. This one’s gonna be a bloody ripper! Find out more here.
Tom Tilley DJ Set At Botanica Bar & Bistro
Scarborough, Sunday 4 June
Tom Tilley is hitting the decks at Botanica for what is sure to be a serious Sunday fun day. Triple J’s beloved host and occasional DJ will be joined by Wasteland, Mr Banks, Dylan IS, Aaron Lee, Sawyer, Yellsy and Jaymee Franchina and they will be turning Botanica absolutely onnn. Find out more here.
Cookie Loco At Emerson
Perth CBD, Sunday 4 June
The boys are back with rooftop vibes, hip hop, throwbacks and all of the long weekend feels. We’re absolute suckers for rooftop bars, so combine that with Sunday drinks, delish eats and a public holiday the next day… How could you go wrong really? Find out more here.
Citizen Kay At Aviary Rooftop Sessions
Perth CBD, Sunday 4 June
Canberra bred hip hop head Citizen Kay has had one hell of a head start in the music game! Having toured with rap legends and hip hop stars like Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Run The Jewels, Seth Sentry, and Tkay Maidza—the calibre of this guy’s stuff is off the charts. Special guests are Koi Child and DJ NDORSE. Oh, and did we mention, it’s free? Find out more here.
SOTA Festival At Elizabeth Quay
Perth CBD, Monday 5 June
We already know WA is the best state in Oz so a day dedicated to celebrating it sits well with us! The amazing team behind Western Australia Music are getting around it as well with this FREE festival down at Lizzy Quay. We know where we’ll be! Find out more here.
Dan Howls Single Launch Party At Norfolk Hotel
Fremantle, Friday 9 June
Dan Howls, the dark blues rock guitarist and vocalist who came in and showed Perth what’s up after his performance at Western Australia's Nannup Music Festival is throwing a shindig in Freo. Nabbing himself WAM Song Of The Year, he’s ready to get his groove on at The Norfolk! Find out more here.
Freedom Time At Gloucester Park
East Perth, Saturday 10 June
Holla to all groovers and shakers! DJ Harvey, Vakula, DJ JNETT and Babicka, alongside a bunch of other talented peeps, are hitting up Perth and they are ready to throw a party for you! The seriously cool team behind Freedom Time are back and they’re ready to groove and shake at a new and cosy venue! Find out more here.
RiFF RAFF At Jack Rabbit Slims
Northbridge, Friday 16 June
Bad boy RiFF RAFF, aka Jody Highroller aka Carlos Slim aka Kokayne Dawkins aka The Neon Icon is heading down under. A Mad Decent fave and absolute life of the party will be ready to entertain us in our land of the vegemite sandwich. Gather the gang and be ready for big wun. Find out more here.
Shannon Noll At Charles Hotel
North Perth, Saturday 17 June
Ok we’re all guilty of belting out ‘What About Me?’ at least 10 times in our lives so it’d be rude not to do it while the legend is singing it live. Right? This is one of those moments we’ve all been waiting for but never thought it would come. Are your vocal cords ready for a bit of Nollsy? Find out more here.
Fremantle Winter Music Festival At Various Freo Locations
Fremantle, Saturday 17 June
Returning for its 11th year, Fremantle Winter Music Festival will be held across several iconic venues such as Mojos Bar Fremantle, North Fremantle Bowling Club, The Railway Hotel and The Swan Hotel. Featuring over 20 acts, so no matter if you're into folk, neo-soul, electro swing or blues, there will be something that tickles your fancy. This festival is the perfect excuse to get out about in Freo and listen to some live music. Get around it! Find out more here.
Want more? Check out these free events happening in Perth this June.
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