Karnivool and Drapht to headline 2017 SOTA Festival! The sixth annual SOTA Festival is kicking off at Elizabeth Quay Monday 5 June from 12noon, as part of the WA Day long weekend festivities.With headliners that span everything from heavy rock to Aussie hip hop, SOTA’s line-up includes a mix of WA favourites, old and new. Many of these artists will be returning from international or national tours to join us on home soil. Rock legends Karnivool are joining us in anticipation of their fourth LP due for release later this year, as well as a national Australian tour in June/July. The ARIA-winning Drapht will bring the crowd to life with his well-known party starters and high-energy stage presence. Old favourites Gyroscope have come together especially for this show, with rumours of a new LP on the cards. Jebediah’s frontman returns as Bob Evans off the back of a domestic tour and two shows in Japan to share tunes that span the last two decades. Tired Lion will show us why they have been making waves internationally, including playing Glastonbury. Bringing fresh directions for Little Birdy’s frontwoman, Katy Steele graces us with tunes from her new album. Currently based on the east coast, Crooked Colours return to Perth for a rare hometown show. Doom pop award-winning songstress Abbe May will rock the stage with her tunes from forthcoming album ‘Bitchcraft.’ The festival will also feature the incredible talent of WAM Award winners POW! Negro, recent album releasers Rag n’ Bone, hip-hop artist of the moment Ziggy, the incredible harmonies of The Money War, powerhouse vocalist Elli Schoen and The China Blue Experiment, who featured on the Sounds of the Goldfields CD, produced by WAM in 2016. In addition to these epic sounds we have plenty of food and drink to keep you hydrated and your energy levels high enough for dancing all day long. Be it tacos, curry, dumplings, bao or crepes that sets your mouth watering – the melting pot of flavours found within Western Australia will be at your fingertips via an impressive line-up of international food trucks at Eat Street. Those wanting a more sophisticated bite can visit the licensed Urban Providore where Perth’s most popular restaurants will be serving up their flagship dishes, and local produce will also be showcased and available to purchase. See you there!