WA’s socially-distant music festival
Co-presented by WAM and WA Day Festival
Despite music festivals being benched for 2020, SOTA (State of the Art) Fest still managed to rock WA this year with an online, socially-distant edition – SOTAstream.
On WA Day, over 45,000 viewers tuned in to watch a dizzying line-up of WA talent perform live at music mecca Freo.Social.
Music fans were treated to exclusive sets from Carla Geneve, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Methyl Ethel, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Abbe May, San Cisco and Drapht – streamed live through SOTA’s Facebook page, perthnow.com.au, RTRFM and wam.org.au.
With venues forced to close and artists unable to perform due to COVID-19, SOTAstream gave some of WA’s most recognisable musos the chance to get back to performing in front of crowds – albeit separated by a screen.
SOTA exists to support, nurture and grow creative opportunities for local artists, and position contemporary music as a leading cultural identifier for WA.
Earlier in 2020 . . .
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, WA Day and SOTA Festival events for 2020 were cancelled. These events exist to celebrate the beautiful State we live in, however, public health must always be put first. Read our full statement here.
We are so proud of the talent we have in this State. Never fear, SOTA Fest will be back at Burswood Park with another epic line-up on Monday 7 June, 2021.
In the meantime, relive the highlights from SOTA 2019 . . .