IN RTRFM’s EPIC 40th YEAR, WE BRING YOU THE FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IN THE PINES 2017, PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE NOW, RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines returns for its 24th year on Sunday, April 30, 2017. RTRFM’s local music fest will take place once again in the idyllic surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, featuring 20 of Perth’s best across two stages. The first round of acts will be officially announced during Breakfast with Caitlin on Monday, March 13. Grim, gritty yet melodically beautiful, Perth quartet CHILDSAINT, will rock the Somerville stage this year. Their single Hallejuah Heartache became the most played song on RTRFM in 2016 and are set to amaze RTRFM audiences with their layered vocals & dark and stormy sound. Formidable Fremantle four-piece HIDEOUS SUN DEMON are no stranger to stages across the country. Their live journey across genres, extremely tight live show and adrenaline fuelled, highly animated performances makes a HSD show totally unforgettable. Creating roaring riffs since 1995, iconic rockers JEBEDIAH return to play In The Pines 21 years after their first appearance. With a plethora of material, including Leaving Home and Harpoon from their debut ‘Slightly Odway’, their energy and talent has not faltered; still delivering infectious tunes and sold out tours. The project of Homegrown troubadour Jeff Strong, JEFF’S DEAD are a lot more vital than the name would suggest, and are set to engage and enthrall on the Pines stage with their expansive experimental folk/punk/rock. PHILL WALLEY-STACK, singer/songwriter and one of Australia’s top didgeridoo players is also joining the line-up, with his blend of traditional sounds and contemporary instruments. Phil will also be kicking off proceedings at 11.45am with a Welcome To Country. Folk rock duo SODASTREAM return to Perth to join the Pines line up in the wake of their first release in 10 years. Emotive and arresting indi-folk, the highly anticipated Little by Little LP is their 5th studio album. They return 20 years after their first In The Pines appearance. Having supported the likes of Mono and 65 Days of Static, and an upcoming national tour with Boris, instrumental powerhouse TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING are set to imprint their post-metal dream-esque surrealist sounds on the auditorium. With RTRFM celebrating its 40th birthday this year, In the Pines 2017 is set to be the best yet, and NEEDS to be a recurring event in everyone’s musical calendar! The one-day musical treat has played host to the likes of Tame Impala, Bucket, Pond, Methyl Ethel and Tired Lion, this year will not disappoint. With 10 hours of local music against a stunning background, In The Pines is a perfect place to picnic with friends and get amongst it! Delicious food and drink options will also be available for those that want to dance freely.