Big plans for 2016 festival
■ The festival that bought us Aussie emcee Illy, former Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson and the crazy stage antics of Regurgitator has announced it will be back in Karratha over two big days in 2016.
More than 1500 locals turned out to the Beats in the Heat Festival earlier this year to see some of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop and rock‘n’roll spread across two big stages at the Karratha Leisureplex.
Festival organiser Bart Parsons said Beats in the Heat would return to the Leisureplex on June 24-25 for a huge weekend of music and camping.
“We will be moving the event onto the main oval at the Karratha Leisureplex and expanding to two nights, with a low-key acoustic night Friday and the full festival on Saturday,” he said.
“This year we are focusing on making it a weekend experience to get more people from out of town.
“We will incorporate a large section of car camping for the event adjacent to the oval.”
Mr Parsons remained tight-lipped on the potential line-up, but did give away there would be at least one international act at next year’s show.
“Next year we will be looking for artists who have not played in either Karratha or Port Hedland within the past three years or have released a new album since playing either of these two towns,” he said.
If you are interested in sponsorship or getting involved with the Beats in the Heat Festival, contact Mr Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0450 100 747.