Perthies, the silly season is almost upon us, so swap out those hoodies and trackies for your shorts and dresses because we have found all the gigs you’re going to want to catch this November. From superstars to local DJs, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
Here is the only Perth gig guide you need this November.
The Ellington Blues Weekend At The Ellington Jazz Club
Northbridge, Friday 3–Sunday 5 November
PSA for all the blues groovers and shakers out there. The Ellington Jazz Club is dedicating a whole weekend to pioneers of the soul touching genre. There will be two shows each night and we're not ashamed to admit that we're pretty keen to get down to The Music Of John Meyer on Friday or Saturday. Don't pretend you wouldn't be too. Find out more here and get tix here.
Client Liaison At Tipple Derby Day
Subiaco, Saturday 4
Melbourne’s iconic loafer wearing duo are hitting Perth to warm up the racing season at Tipple Derby Day. The pair describes themselves as “international in flavour, cosmopolitan in style” and we’re damn excited to witness these crowd pleasers work their magic on stage amidst the spring carnival action. Find out more here and buy tix here.
Block Party: New Kingdom At Centenary Pavilion
Claremont, Saturday 4
After a good old fashion hoedown? The gang behind Noodle Palace has been reincarnated as New Kingdom, and rest assured you can expect all the same wicked vibes. They’ve teamed up with the boys behind Block Party to throw one hell of a belter to kick November off right. Find out more here and buy tix here.
Tinpan Orange At Mojos Bar
Fremantle, Saturday 4 November
We adore it when siblings come together and create something magical and that’s why we are loving Melbourne bro/sis duo, Tinpan Orange. The indie-folk darlings are fresh of the bat returning from their tour in Germany! With their new single Wanderers sending shivers, we’re super excited to see them back in Freo! Find out more here and get tix here.
Friends Of Friends At The Blue Flamingo
Leederville, Sunday 5 November
Welcoming the beloved Friends of Friends back for the season! If you enjoy basking in the sun as you drink heaps of bevvies with your mates to some seriously sick tunes, this one is for you. The superstars behind the beats will be Leftwing & Kody, Tina Says with support from FoF DJ's, dylan Is, Father Figures, Thomaus, Plipfig b2b Trouchet and Neighbourhood Watch. Find out more here and buy tix here.
Pure Vibe Sundays At The Rosemount Hotel
North Perth, Sunday 5 November
Want a vibin’ Sunday that will pretty much cater to every genre of music for us revellers? Well, Pure Vibe Sundays are promising anything and everything with tropical, soul, reggae, funk, disco and Latin. All this in The Rosemount’s beautiful backyard. Find out more here.
WAMFest Final After Party At The Rosemount Hotel
North Perth, Sunday 5 November
We enjoy an after party as much as the next person, but when it’s to close off a huge weekend of more than 220 local acts, we like it even more! Come and celebrate the fresh and amazing talent behind WAM! Find out more here.
Bag Raiders At Tipple Melbourne Cup Day
Subiaco, Tuesday 7 November
GUYS! Get ready to lose your sh*t when this Aussie duo drop their smash hit ‘Shooting Stars’. We can picture it already. A colourful crowd of fascinators being thrown everywhere as Bag Raiders do their thang. Our outfits and bodies are ready! Find out more here and buy tix here.
Young Franco at The Blue Flamingo
Leederville, Tuesday 7 November
The teams at Of Leisure, Heineken and The Blue Flamingo are throwing THE ultimate Melbourne Cup after-party. The courtyard at Blue Flamingo will be absolutely pumping with the amazing line up we’re about let you in on. The legends who’ll be playing are Young Franco, MUTO, Crooked Colours, Pilerats DJs and Life Of Leisure. PS: Did we mention, it’s FREE?! Would be rude not to! Find out more here.
After Hours Launch At Tetsuo NC
Northbridge, Saturday 11 November
It seems Perth likes to party so why not throw a late night event to get us partying until sunrise? The squad at Tetsuo have got a tasty line up of electronic legends to get us going, all night long. You can thank Father Figures, Jeremy Smith (Palais) and Yon Jovi as they will be the dudes behind the beats. Find out more here.
Claptone At Metro City
Northbridge, Friday 17 November
House heads unite as Claptone graces Perth with his presence. Get ready to be captivated by the funk-laced, deep house sounds that will be sure to get those dancing shoes going until the early hours of the AM! Find out more here and get tix here.
Rottofest At Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November
Rottofest is back in all its glory with comedy, entertainment, food and drink, and, of course, live music. We’re pretty excited about the Crap Music Rave Tent and the pool party. Find out more here and get tix here.
Cookie Loco At Prince Lane Bar
Perth CBD, Saturday 18 November
Is there anything not to love about a laneway party?! Add scrumptious food trucks, day drinking, your mates and seriously cool tunes and you’ve got the perfect Saturday out. But we all know that the party doesn’t really start until the sun sets, so the after party will be held on the rooftop of Prince Lane Bar where you can keep the antics going. Find out more here and get tix here.
Reflections Ft. The Temper Trap And Jet At Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle, Saturday 18 November
Are you gonna be my girl? Yep, you’re ready correctly peeps, Jet and the Temper Trap are returning to Perth for a one-off show. Warm up those vocal cords and get ready for a solid evening of throwbacks with these Aussie legends! Find out more here and get tix here.
Lorde At Kings Park
Kings Park, Saturday 18 November
New Zealand born and bred hottie and absolute talent, Lorde is coming to Perth and no it’s not to play tennis. Ready to send shivers through our spectacular King’s Park, this will be one not to miss! Pack your picnic rugs and your fave singing buddy. Find out more here and get tix here.
Paul Kelly At Kings Park
Kings Park, Saturday 25 November
10-time ARIA award winning, true icon of Australian music, Paul Kelly will be gracing us Perthies with his divine talent. After releasing his 23rd studio album Life Is Fine landing him his first ever #1 album—he’s a perfect example that true talent never dies. Witness his charm in our beautiful botanical park. Get tix here.
Sets On The Beach At Port Beach
North Fremantle, Saturday 25 November
PSA* Our fave beach party is back! But with an epic change. After 21 Sunday fun days, the team behind Sets on the Beach are moving to Saturdays! Revellers now have a whole Sunday to nurse the aftermath of what the day before will be. The A-List beatmakers kicking the season off include Basenji, Billy Kenny, Cut Snake, Joyride, Masego, Sable and Thundermentals! Find out more here and get tix here.
Skwosh Summer Session At Esplanade Hotel
Fremantle, Sunday 26 November
Is there ANYTHING that screams Australian summer more than a pool party with your mates? Add some sick tunes, cold drinks and vibes to match and you’ve got the ultimate Sunday! Happening for the first time EVER, the lads behind Skwosh Summer Session are here to throw us day drinkers an event that offers all the key elements of an epic day party. Be one of the first cool cats in WA to slide into the Skwosh Club. Find out more here and get tix here.
Jax Jones at The Court
Northbridge, Sunday 26 November
Beat-maker and multi-instrumentalist, Jax Jones is coming to Perth and he’s bringing serious heat. This UK talent caught the attention of Duke Dumont which lead to the collaboration behind bangers such as I Got U and Ocean Drive. It’s no wonder he’s continued to release more hits such as You Don’t Know Me. Imagine grooving to all these tunes and more in one of Perth’s most beloved music venues, The Court! Find out more here and get tix here.
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