Livestreamed acts flood festival

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on May 28, 2020

ALBANY product Carla Geneve will perform alongside a line-up of Australian music royalty for this weekend’s SOTA Festival.

Renamed for 2020 to SOTAstream, the festival will be livestreamed on Facebook from 2-8pm on June 1 while musicians play from Freo.Social in Fremantle.

Geneve will share the stage with the likes of Abbe May, Drapht, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Methyl Ethel, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and San Cisco for the performance.

From rare Noongar language music and classic rock to feel-good pop, SOTAstream will be an array of music styles with something everyone can enjoy.

Doom pop award-winning songstress Abbe May is back to rock the digital stage with her soul-gospel-electro- blues style, including tunes from her forthcoming album Red Flag.

Four-time WAMI award-winner Geneve has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, supporting the likes of Cold Chisel at their 2019 New Year’s Eve concert.

Get ready for her folk-rock sounds to shine as she performs her recently released Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover.

Hip-hop royalty Drapht is set to tear up SOTA for another year with his masterful lyrics and high energy beats.

The multi-ARIA award winning artist is performing off the back of a sold-out regional WA tour in mid-2019, and will be right at home performing to audiences statewide.

Incandescent vocals, guitar brilliance and a celebration of the Noongar language are the signatures of Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.

Influenced by the four principles of Koort (Heart), Moort (Family and Community), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (Children and Legacy) SOTAstreamers will be treated to a performance they won’t forget.

Methyl Ethyl will bring the dreamy, pop-rock vibes to SOTAstream in 2020, fresh off the release of their latest EP Hurts to Laugh.

The band has had a great run after breakthrough hit Twilight Driving, with a string of successful albums, and several national and international tours to their name.

Since forming in 2015, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have gone wild selling out both of their national tours and supporting the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs and Dune Rats.

Get ready for some party punk killer tracks when the band hit the Facebook stream this WA Day.

Indie pop darlings San Cisco will also bring their effortless sound and feel-good vibes to SOTAstream, following the successful release of their fourth EP Flaws in March, and cementing themselves as fan favourites with a place in Triple J Hottest 100 of the Decade.

The concert is free to watch and will be streamed online via Facebook, PerthNow and on RTRFM.


Photo: Jarrad Seng