Goly gosh, how is it April already? If you thought all the fun only happens in the sun, we’re here to tell you otherwise. April is filled with local, national and international acts ranging from intimate to huge arena shows. Whether you’re looking for midweek antics, weekend shenanigans or even a getaway to our stunning south west—we have all the gigs you’re going to want to check out!
Here is the only Perth gig guide you need this April!
Mr Carmack At Jack Rabbit Slims
Northbridge, Thursday 5 April
Who doesn’t enjoy partying on a weeknight? Especially when you have Hawaiian based producer Mr Carmack behind the decks! If you don’t know this legend who’s been known to blur the distinction between hip-hop and dance music but you're into the likes of Kaytranada, Djemba Djemba and Ryan Hemsworth, then this might just be the most worthwhile Friday hangover you endure. Get tix here.
Northeast Party House, Luke Million And Indian Summer At Embargo
Elizabeth Quay, Saturday 7 April
If you’re not quite ready to say ‘see ya later’ to summer just yet, then this is where you’re going to want to be. The iconic Heineken Saturdays are touring the nation and they’re bringing wonderful friends such as Northeast Party House, Luke Million, Indian Summer, BOSTON SWITCH and local legends dylan iS, ELiSE KEDDIE, Reuben De Melo music and more. Find out more here.
Oh Mercy At Amplifier
Perth, Saturday 7 April
To celebrate his fifth studio album ‘Cafe Oblivion’, one of Australia’s most loved singer/songwriters, Alexander Gow is touring the nation and to say we’re excited is an understatement. The Melbournian has forged his own musical legacy—get around him here.
Bernard Fanning And Missy Higgins At Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe, Sunday 8 April
This might just be the most spectacular way to spend your Sunday! Bernard Fanning and Missy Higgins are headlining this stellar bill with other wonders such as Kim Churchill, Saskwatch and Oh Pep! There’s a reason why Fanning is one of the country’s most adored and acclaimed singer-songwriters and we're willing to bet Higgins gets most of you going with her catchy and irresistible tunes. Get tix here.
The Jezabels, The Preatures and Cloud Control At G.O Edwards Park
Burswood, Friday 13 April
Who said festivals are just for summer? The new cool kids on the block behind Reverb are taking over Burswood for the weekend to embrace the state’s love of the great outdoors with three days of music, food, drinks, open skies and community vibes. Kicking off with incredible names like The Jezabels, The Preatures and Cloud Control—it would be rude not to get around it! Get tix here.
Crooked Colour And Running Touch At Villa
Northbridge, Friday 13 April
We cannot get enough of the Crooked Colour lads so when we found out they’re playing a show and bringing Running Touch along for the ride, we said heck yes! The electronic trio who have played sold out national shows and have been on the bill for some super cool festivals will no doubt be setting all the right vibes at Villa. Get tix here.
Alex Lahey At Rosemount Hotel
North Perth, Saturday 14 April
Melbourne songwriter and babe is back for a national tour following her a ripper 2017. Influenced by Bruce Springsteen and Dolly Parton, this legend sold out her Aussie tour last year and played at sold out shows in the US and UK, so you don't want to miss this. Get tix here.
Safia, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Holy Holy And Ruby Fields At 3 Oceans Winery
Margaret River, Saturday 14 April
Who doesn’t love a cheeky trip douth? We know we do and will put our hands up at any chance we get, so when we found out there’s a mini festival happening down there with Safia, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Holy Holy, Ruby Fields and more, we fired up the group chat straight away! Who’s with us?! Get tix here.
Xavier Rudd At G.O Edwards Park
Burswood, Sunday 15 April
We couldn’t think of a better way to wind down from the weekend than with dreamboat, Aussie singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Xavier Rudd. Gather the gang for a Sunday arvo of ballads… Did we mention, he’s playing a ninety minute set?! Legend, we know. Get tix here.
Yolanda Be Cool At Embargo
Elizabeth Quay, Sunday 15 April
As wonderful as summer flings are, all good things must come to an end and what better way to bid farewell to another season of Embargo than to throw one last hurrah before embracing the colder months? Add Yolanda Be Cool into the mix and it’s sure to be a bloody belter! Get tix here.
Harry Styles At Perth Arena
Perth CBD, Saturday 21 April
*PSA* Dreamboat and beloved ex One Direction member Harry Styles is in town and if any ladies out there have dreamt about this day, it’s finally here. The English heartthrob singer will be hitting Aussie shores to do a national tour so get the gals ready for an evening testing your vocal cords and some serious eye candy. Get tix here.
Halsey At HBF Stadium
Mt Claremont, Tuesday 24 April
American singer/songwriter whose music will hit you right in the feels—we’re more than eager to be spellbound by this goddess. Earlier this year she teased us with rumours about doing a tour and she’s now come through with the goods! Joining her is another American goddess, Kelahni—talk about a double duo of babes! Get tix here.
The Jungle Giants At Astor Theatre
Mount Lawley, Tuesday 24 April
This Brisbane indie-rock band are turning heads all over with their catchy tunes and we don’t blame them! The Jungle Giants hit the Triple J unearthed circuit in 2013 and are now known as one of the country's best acts with their feel-good tunes. Catch them for an intimiate gig at everyone's fave venue, Astor! Get tix here.
ANDY C, Wilkinson And 1991 At The Compound
Perth CBD, Tuesday 24 April
As the famous Drizzy Drake quoted “going up on a Tuesday” and that’s exactly what’s going to happen at The Compound. Fellow DnB heads congregate as pioneers Andy C, Wilkinson and 1991 are set to tear the night apart. This might just be the most hectic Tuesday night Perth ever did see. Get tix here
Night Lovell At Capitol
Perth CBD, Saturday 28 April
Canadian experimental hip hop prodigy, Night Lovell, is hitting Australia's shore for the very first time and frankly, we can’t wait! While his songs are slow and atmospheric, there’s a trap influence that makes him a unique young gun to watch. Get tix here.
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Halsey | Image credit: KudaGo