BALL Park Music will headline the debut At First Sight festival in Fremantle tomorrow (Sunday June 2).
Also appearing are Aussie bands Mosquito Coast, Alice Ivy, Tia Gostelow and Spacey Jane.
The one-day mini festival will be split between the Metropolis, and Newport Hotel on South Terrace.
Bands will play at the Metropolis, with DJs and a silent disco next door at the Newport, where there will also be fire twirling, face painting, a fairy-floss machine and photo booth.
The festival is named after the debut album of Freo musician Dom Mariani (The Stems). Released in 1987 it was the third-highest selling independent album in Australia and featured on the soundtrack of Young Einstein.
“I’m a huge fan of Dom Mariani, one of the reasons I work in music is because of him,” festival organiser Jeff Halley says.
He also runs the booking agency Monster Management and is a founding member of The Chevelles.
Ball Park Music’s fifth album Good Mood reached number six on the ARIA chart, and their euphoric single Exactly How You Are was on triple j’s hottest 100 in 2017.
A national tour with San Cisco saw them play the biggest venues of their career, including Brisbane’s Riverstage, Sydney’s Big Top, Fremantle Arts Centre and sell-out shows at Melbourne’s Festival Hall.
Alice Ivy’s eclectic sound blends soul, hip-hop and electronic pop, while Tia Gostelow wrote her 2015 single State Of Art when she was just 16. The song went on to win triple j’s indigenous initiative and a place in their unearthed top five.
Freo garage/rock/pop band Spacey Jane recently sold-out the Fremantle Arts Centre.
At First Sight is on Sunday June 2, 7pm. Tix at oztix.com.au
By JENNY D’ANGER