In recent years, music fans in Perth have felt a bit neglected with most tour promoters neglecting them due to the costs involved in staging bands in the capital of the West. However, now they have something to look forward to with the return of the once-loved Rock-It Festival.
Having previously featured artists such as Oasis, Green Day, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon, the festival has a rich history. Founded in 1999, the festival has been a large hole to fill now that most bands, and even festivals, are hesitant about going there. There have been some changes to this year’s festival, most notably the removal of the +18 age restriction. Tickets are priced at $107.10 and are set to go on sale 4th May, with the festival itself taking place on Sunday 28th October.
The Black Keys are the first band to be announced on the lineup. They will headline the event at Joondalup Arena starting from 12pm. This announcement has been made in conjunction with the remainder of The Black Keys national dates, however no word has emerged from the promoters of the event. This year’s festival is to be as big as ever with the remainder of the bands playing yet to be announced. However, going by past years, we should be expecting some fairly solid rock acts.
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (Rock-It Festival – Perth 2009)