Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival

Perth International Arts Festival


Running since 1953, the Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and is a permanent fixture on WA’s summer festival calendar.

At the centre of it all is the festival village, located at the Perth Concert Hall, where the Beck’s Verandah will host performances from some of the world’s top contemporary musicians


Penguin Cafe @ Festival Gardens, Perth (03/03/12)11

Penguin Cafe @ Festival Gardens, Perth (03/03/12)

By Ben Woodward 6th Mar, 2012

Jeffes Junior cued the loop from his iPhone and analogue met digital in a steam punk jam to close season at The Perth festival Gardens.

Neon Indian @ Perth Festival Gardens (26/02/12)

Neon Indian @ Perth Festival Gardens (26/02/12)

By Camilo Cayazaya 28th Feb, 2012

Dreamy chillwave slackers *Neon Indian* somehow manage to capture the lethargic heat of Summer; washed out photography; 80s hairstyles, and the anxious uncertainty of casual drug use in their dizzyingly danceable tunes.

Perth Festival: Death Cab for Cutie @ Festival Gardens (17/02/12)5

Perth Festival: Death Cab for Cutie @ Festival Gardens (17/02/12)

By Emma Mackenzie 22nd Feb, 2012

The melding of Death Cab For Cutie with the Festival Gardens and mild night air in Perth was pitch perfect.

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Death Cab For Cutie

By Perri Cassie 13th Feb, 2012

Death Cab For Cutie Guitarist/Producer Chris Walla chats to FL about the bands seventh album, the EP of remixes that followed, and keeping it fresh.

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Perth Festival 2012 lineup

By Tom Mann 2nd Nov, 2011

Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams, Seasick Steve and Cornershop lead a mighty impressive Perth festival lineup.

Omar Souleyman @ Beck's Music Box, Perth (05/03/11)11

Omar Souleyman @ Beck's Music Box, Perth (05/03/11)

By Rachel Riley 8th Mar, 2011

Omar Souleyman took the crowd at Becks Music Box to a mystical place of fun and culture

Best Coast @ Becks Music Box, Perth (04/03/11)33

Best Coast @ Becks Music Box, Perth (04/03/11)

By Rachel Riley 7th Mar, 2011

Best Coast were an appropriate choice for the last weekend of Becks Music Box as their summery surf pop let us say a sweet goodbye to summer loving

Archie Roach @ Becks Music Box, Perth (28/02/11)1

Archie Roach @ Becks Music Box, Perth (28/02/11)

By Rachel Riley 5th Mar, 2011

Archie Roach played a unique show which included storytelling by Neil Murray and Shane Howard with his son and nephew playing tribute to his late wife Ruby Hunter.

Joanna Newsom @ The Becks Music Box3

Joanna Newsom @ The Becks Music Box

By Nicholas Owen 5th Mar, 2011

What could be a more worthy use for the mighty musical sword than for telling meandering tales under the command of Joanna Newsom?

Public Opinion Afro Orchestra @ Becks Music Box, Perth (26/02/11)42

Public Opinion Afro Orchestra @ Becks Music Box, Perth (26/02/11)

By Annabel Maclean 1st Mar, 2011

This wasn’t the usual dancing one would witness at any pub grime floor, this was playful and carefree frolic.

Jack De Johnette @ The Astor Theatre, Perth (26/02/11)

Jack De Johnette @ The Astor Theatre, Perth (26/02/11)

By Rachel Riley 28th Feb, 2011

Jack De Johnette and band playing the soundtrack to a documentary about the first African American World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Johnson.

Martha Wainwright @ Becks Music Box, Perth (21/02/11)31

Martha Wainwright @ Becks Music Box, Perth (21/02/11)

By Rachel Riley 23rd Feb, 2011

Martha Wainwright delighted Perth by singing Piaf songs during the PIAF. How delightfully appropriate.

The Books book another tour4

The Books book another tour

By Tom Mann 9th Nov, 2010

After playing a small run of sold-out shows in early 2010, genre defying ‘collage music’ duo The Books return next year.

Models Becks Music Box show cancelled

Models Becks Music Box show cancelled

By Ashryn Romaro 8th Nov, 2010

In light of the death of James Freud last week, the Models have cancelled their Perth International Arts Festival 2011 Becks Music Box appearance

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Perth International Arts Festival 2011 lineup

By Tom Mann 3rd Nov, 2010

The impressive lineup of musical treats for Perth’s International Arts Festival has been revealed.

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ashryn ashryn said on Tue 6th Mar, 2012
"Awesome Awesome review :)"
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MorningAfterboy MorningAfterboy said on Wed 22nd Feb, 2012
"Looks like the quoted bit has been edited out. Nice pick-..."
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Stefan Beck Stefan Beck said on Fri 5th Oct, 2012
"The new curator and I do not see eye to eye."
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Stuo Stuo said on Tue 8th Mar, 2011
"I felt like I was in Dumascus."
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ashryn ashryn said on Mon 7th Mar, 2011
"damn.. that would have made an amusing photo :)"
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