Launch par­ties her­ald event

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Beats in the Heat launch par­ties have kicked off and will be tour­ing around the North West through the month of June.

Ger­ald­ton and Kar­ratha were the first to host the launches last week­end, with Broome, Port Hed­land and Carnar­von next.

Beats in the Heat fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Bart Par­sons said he was ex­tremely happy with the turnout.

Genga, Panda and Corey David got be­hind the decks at the launch and have been added to the line-up of lo­cal DJs set to play at Beats in the Heat.

“I’m a big sup­porter of lo­cal mu­sic,” Mr Par­son said.

“It’s young crew who prob­a­bly wouldn’t nor­mally get too much ex­po­sure ... they bring a bit of life to the party, which is great.”

Party-go­ers also have the op­por­tu­nity to win Beats in the Heat tick­ets.

Mr Par­sons said ticket sales were go­ing steady but should pick up soon with the event get­ting closer and the North West Fes­ti­val lineup an­nounce­ment.

“Beats tick­ets are strong. We'd ex­pect to sell out of sin­gle-day tick­ets within the next fort­night.

“Now that North West line up’s out as well, it sort of gives peo­ple a bit of cer­tainty (as to) which one they’re go­ing to go to,” he said.

“We’re lo­cal and we’d like to be sup­ported be­cause it’s a pretty big event for the town.”

VIP tick­ets are a pop­u­lar choice this year. “(They are sell­ing) re­ally well be­cause I think that’s on the back of how well we did with it last year so that’s been quite pos­i­tive,” Mr Par­sons said.

“We’ve got things like ta­ble-ten­nis ta­bles and like a beauty sta­tion so girls can do them­selves back-up, cock­tails and ATMs and stuff like that.”

Also on of­fer at the fes­ti­val will be food, mar­ket stalls, a si­lent disco and free camp­ing.

Pun­ters will be able to en­joy the si­lent disco un­til well af­ter mid­night.

“We’ve al­lowed car camp­ing this year,” Mr Par­sons said.

“It just gives peo­ple the free­dom to lock their things away. It’s just one of those lux­u­ries.”

If you’re on a tight bud­get and looking to make some ex­tra cash, fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers are looking for staff over the two days.

“We’re al­ways looking for staff,” Mr Par­sons said.

“Peo­ple can jump on the Facebook page and email Lara through there.”

Beats in the Heat is from June 24 to 25 at Kar­ratha En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

For tick­ets and more in­for­ma­tion, visit beat­sinthe­ au. The Pil­bara News have five dou­ble passes val­ued at $300 each to give away. For your chance to win, email you name and phone num­ber to dis­playads@pil­bara­me­ En­tries close 5pm June 1.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

An­gus Rogers, Corey David, Bart Par­sons, Panda, Knew and Genga at the Kar­ratha launch party.

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