We are excited to announce that three of the acts gracing the main stage at the 2022 WA Day Festival include John Curtin College of the Arts (JCCA) alumni.
The free festival will be held at Burswood Park on WA Day (June 6) from 12-9:30pm.
Eskimo Joe are one of the headlining acts for the festival, founded by Kav Temperley and Stuart McLeod while they were both studying at JCCA.
Eskimo Joe have received 35 ARIA nominations in their career so far – a number only surpassed by Silverchair, Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham.
Marley Donan-Cook and Josh Chan, of Demon Days fame, will perform as part of the super-group Supathick.
Marley (bass) and Josh (keys) became friends when they were both attending JC and have taken the Perth jazz scene by storm since graduating in 2015.
Mali-Jose Bouquey-De Araujo and Oskar Carpenter are proving themselves to be Perth’s next big thing in hip hop with the rise of MALi JO$E and will showcase their high energy, catchy and soulful sound.
These artists continue the tradition of JCCA alumni who have taken to the stage at the festival over the years.
In 2017 Nelson Mondlane, Rhys Hussey and Lachlan Dymond performed as part of the band SUPEREGO (formerly POW! Negro); 2016 saw Regan Matthews take to the stage as Ta-Ku; and in 2015 Blake Hart wowed the crowd with Koi Child.
We are so proud of our alumni for their contribution to and success in the arts.
The festival is free and offers the state’s biggest drone light show, talented musicians performing live and world class food and wine to enjoy.
Come and experience everything that makes WA such a great place to live and be a part of our local arts scene.