Big plans for 2016 fes­ti­val

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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 bart@blanchebar.com.au or 0450 100 747.

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