RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines is, after a Covid postponement, set to take flight again on Sunday October 18th 2020. Some six months after the original date, In The Pines will take place in 2020 and we could not be happier! So lock in the new date, Sunday October 18 2020, and get pumped for an awesome festival with Perth’s finest bands.

Adrian Dzvuke // Cuss // Datura4 // Demon Days // Bolt Gun // Felicity Groom // Grievous Bodily Calm // Hi, Ok Sorry // Miss Genius // New Nausea // Nika Mo // Old Blood // Paranoias // Soukouss Internationale // The Struggling Kings // Shy Panther // The Bank Holidays with Menagerie Choir // Trolley Boy // Verge Collection // Wayne Green and the Ragged Company with Lee Sappho

Grab your tickets here!

We have manged to keep most of the original line up with a few additions. Drowning Horse and Southern River Band will no longer be able to play but have been replaced with Bolt Gun and Soukouss Internationale to make sure the party starts and never ends.

In The Pines is a celebration of local music, bringing together some of the best talent from our home town and sharing it with the people of Perth to enjoy for a whole day and night at our home away from home for the last 26 years, Somerville. 

One of Perth’s most exciting afro-beat artists, Adrian Dzvuke had a big 2019. A natural and energetic performer, Adrian is set to show the Pines crowd a good time with his soulful mixture of R&B and afro-beat.

Full of familiar faces from the Perth music scene, Cuss’s 60s analogue sound is full of twanging guitars and catchy hooks. With their jangly-pop sound, Cuss will be sure to get you bobbing in the crowd.

Equal parts psych, boogie, rock and blues, Datura4 feature several distinguished veterans of the Australian rock scene and fronted by Dom Mariani. Catch all the blues and heads-down, full-tilt boogie roots with this collection of local legends.

From hometown heroes to taking the world stage, Demon Days had a huge 2019; releasing a self-produced EP, touring around the country a couple of times as well as playing gigs in Singapore and Canada. Demon Days’ neo-soul sound with lead singer Bella’s captivating voice sets them apart from the rest.

Local doom legends Bolt Gun released one of the albums of the year in 2020 and will bring their live, doom filled set to the Somerville Auditorium. 

No stranger to the Pines stage, Felicity Groom graces us again with her delicious melodies. Felicity’s dreamy in tones and weighty in themes music is all tied together with the thread of her strident and angelic voice.

With their debut album “Repel” being nominated for Best Album at the WAM 2019 Awards, Grievous Bodily Calm have become local favourites around town. The quintet combines musicians from various backgrounds who weave together a variety of genres from hip-hop to jazz with an electro influenced beat and they’re bringing it all to the Somerville Auditorium.

Experimental electronic duo Hi, Ok Sorry create mesmerising rhythmic tracks using bleak-wave synth exploration, bringing beat-based textures and dark and resonant drones.

From producing and recording music in her bedroom in Kalgoorlie to being named one of Australia’s most exciting new First Nations talents, Miss Genius is the surprise flare in West Australian music in the past twelve months, producing music with a skillful flow, sharp lyrics and meticulous beat selection. Catch her play before the rest of the world catch up.

Last year saw New Nausea going from cement their live show credentials having released their first single as well as drawing crowds to gigs all around town. The 4-piece join us at In The Pines with their untamed alt-folk noisy rock with raw and honest lyrics.

With honest lyrics, warm floating vocals and lo-fi textures, Nika Mo’s raw approach to song writing and performing is truly special. After releasing her debut EP in 2018, audiences have been growing as she has been playing her garage folk at venues all around Perth and Fremantle.

Perth blues rockers Old Blood have been doing their modern blues styling’s since 2011, growing their dedicated fan base and making a name for themselves as one of the best live acts around town.

Short and to the point, Perth punks Paranoias draw from old school sounds and bring their own raw energy. Hard to describe and harder to learn about, Paranoias will belt out a 30-minute non-stop set at Pines.

Indie quintet Shy Panther’s immersive soundscapes is set to create a memorable afternoon at In The Pines 2020. With a 60s aesthetic and analogue sounds, a moody groove and striking vocals, enjoy the dreamy atmospheric jam from Shy Panther at Somerville!

Lead by the brilliant Queency, Soukouss Internationale will bring their afro, Seychelles melodies to the hallowed stage. In full band mode there will not be a static body under the pines as they will get you moving and shaking.

Named the Top Indigenous Act at the WAM awards last year, The Struggling Kings hailing from One Arm Point are set to be a must see of Pines. Formed by brothers Luke and Daniel Riches, the alternative Indigenous rock band have used their Indigenous heritage to influence their music.

It takes a lot to wake this band from hibernation, and when they do it leaves us wanting more! The Bank Holidays’ heavenly harmonies have floated on airwaves and stages since 2003 and we’re lucky to have their soft pop styles at Pines 2020.  They’ll be joined on stage with a 40-person strong Menagerie Choir for magical harmonies.

After starting out as a solo project of Germaine Jones, Trolley Boy has evolved from its stripped bare punk roots to its current form as a 4-piece indie rock band transforming Jones’ punk ballads into unflinching rock. Catch some classic Perth garage rock traditions under the Somerville pines.

Garage-pop locals Verge Collection are set to make the Somerville bounce. After releasing their second record last year, Verge Collection have headed out on shows around the country, sharing their easy to love tunes with pub-rock melodies.

This year we welcome the amiable gentleman of rock ‘n’ roll, Wayne Green. Formed in 1979, Wayne Green and the Phantoms were staples of the Scarborough Beach Hotel, playing to overcrowded, sweat-drenched pubs. He will be joined by his Ragged Company and his real life and musical love Lee Sappho.

With 10 hours of local music in the stunning and serene surrounds of Somerville, In The Pines is the perfect place to picnic with friends, take in some of Perth’s exceptional musical talent and enjoy the party!

We’ll be broadcasting all the happenings live on your radio from 11:30am-10pm at 92.1, on digital and online at rtrfm.com.au

In The Pines is proudly supported by City of Perth, Alby Beer, Gage Roads Brewing Co, Skigh Wines, Go2Cup, CCA Productions and Paramount Security.

Please note: In The Pines will only go ahead with permission from the City of Perth and WA Health. A Covid Safe Event Plan has been submitted and all guidelines will be followed. The event may be cancelled if permission is not granted. Your experience may be slightly different and we ask you to all work with RTRFM to make sure we keep safe at the event.