Commencing 20 June and running until 18 July, the festival will celebrate the creative community of Perth, delivering high-quality live performances streamed online from beloved venues and locations.

Showcasing iconic Perth artists alongside raw emerging talent, Enliven aims to give thanks to the diverse arts industry heavily affected by COVID-19.

“Enliven gives audiences an opportunity to become excited and reconnect to the local culture that they love, providing income and support for the artists and industry workers and strengthening the cultural identity of Perth in a time when it is truly needed,” Curator Steven Alyian said.

Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the Enliven festival was important in supporting the Perth arts and culture community - connecting us all during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The City aims to connect to, express and understand Perth’s cultural identity as well as encourage online participation,” Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said.

Tune in live every Saturday from June 20 to July 18 on Visit Perth Facebook, as well as RTRFM social channels to see some of Perth’s best artists perform at the venues championing Perth’s original music scene.

Plus, if you’re in the city, make sure to check out the Northbridge Piazza Screen, Perth Cultural Centre Screen and Yagan Square Digital Tower for more live streaming. 

The artist line-up includes local Western Australian artists Downsyde, Superego, Grace Barbé, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Grievous Bodily Calm and many more.

Follow Enliven Fest on Facebook and Instagram or Visit Perth on Instagram and Facebook to learn more. Sponsored by The City of Perth, RTRFM and supported by WAM.

Event line-ups

Saturday 20 June @ The Bird
Superego, Hyclass, Fraeya and Koondarm Choir

Saturday 27 June @ The Sewing Room
Skullcave, Your Girl Pho, Erasers and Last Quokka

Saturday 4 July @ Jack Rabbit Slims
Mt Mountain, Felicity Groom, Mathas and PTMC

Saturday 11 July @ Badlands Bar
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, New Talk, Didion’s Bible and Lana Rothnie

Saturday 18 July @ The Rechabite
Downsyde, Grace Barbé, Grievous Bodily Calm and Ash Baroque & friends

Due to restrictions lifting, limited venue tickets are now on sale to week one at The Bird and week four at Badlands Bar via Oztix.

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Media and Communications Officer, 0448 610 834 and 08 9461 3425 (includes after hours)

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