Youth Artist In Residence

Wickham will host Youth Artist in Residence Karrak Gregory from Bunbury who is into acting, film and music production. During his residency he aims to digitally produce a set of songs which he will then perform as DJ at The HeART. He is keen to talk to other young musicians while here, so make sure you check in to his studio during opening hours. 

Venue: Wickham Community Hub  
When: Monday 7 March 2022 - Sunday 20 March 2022 (closed Sunday's) 
Times: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE


Combining traditional instruments and ‘found percussion’, this outdoor community performance by percussionists from Perth Symphony Orchestra brings unexpected musical twists and turns for the whole family! Young musicians from the local community will feature in this energetic and rhythmic journey, showcasing skills they have developed in workshops with PSO’s leading percussionists over the preceding days. This performance is delivered as part of the Karratha New Music Development Partnership with Perth Symphony Orchestra.   

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre  
When: Friday 18 March 2022
Times: 6:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

Crazy Hat Day 

Crazy Hat Day is an award-winning, interactive and educational music concert for kids featuring the original music of West Australian jazz singer Libby Hammer. Libby gives a delightful and entertaining introduction to the world of music through songs written especially for Aussie kids. While exploring the sounds of funk, pop, blues, country and jazz with Libby’s fantastic band, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to contribute by sharing their experiences and feelings, to sing and dance along. Bring your best singing voice, your dancing shoes and a crazy hat, and come help Libby and the band celebrate music, creativity, imagination and life! Crazy Hat Day was awarded the Fringe World Festival 2017 WA Children’s Event Award. 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 11:00am
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: Recommended 3+ years
Cost: $17 



Jazz Workshop


The Libby Hammer Quintet will lead a relaxed and friendly Q&A-style workshop to answer participants' questions about jazz music. Kicking off with a short performance from the band, participants will be treated to explanations of the role of each instrument (Libby’s band contains a singer, saxophone, piano, double bass and drums) and how they relate to each other on the bandstand as well as important jazz concepts like swing and improvisation. Participants are invited to bring their instruments (piano and drums will be provided) and the afternoon will finish off with a jam session. Everyone is welcome - from the curious music lover who just wants to listen - to the advanced improviser who is raring to show off their chops! Come and delve into the workings of the jazz art form with the Libby Hammer Quintet.


Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 3:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 12+ years
Cost: $15



Acid Pony

Gold Coast-based electronic-dance outfit Tijuana Cartel real works from their exuberant new record ‘Acid Pony’, produced by band members Carey O’Sullivan and Paul George. Acid Pony is seven tracks of mind-altering guitar-driven indie music that explores a myriad of concepts and genre elements, while spotlighting the components that have come to define Tijuana Cartel’s sound. Opening track ‘Sufi’ introduces the listener to five minutes of instrumental virtuosity, with reverberated riffs permeating the track’s spectral atmosphere. This leads into the second track ‘Minimal Stuffing’, which continues with a similar aesthetic, allowing intricate acoustic guitars and sweeping electronics to create a sense of vividness. To support the release, Tijuana Cartel will be embarking on a monumental album tour, appearing in multiple capital cities and regional Australian towns. This continues on from previous persistent touring schedules, performing internationally, numerous sold-out headline tours and appearances at prominent festivals. Singles off ‘Acid Pony’ have been widely embraced by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, Double J, 3RRR, 2SER, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, and RTR FM. They’ve also received support from tastemaker blogs Clash Magazine (UK), Indie Shuffle (ZAF), This Song Is Sick (USA), Pilerats, Acid Stag, The Music, Forte Mag, AAA Backstage and Something You Said.
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Ampitheatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 9:15pm (gates open 5:30pm) 
Duration: 90 minutes
Ages: 15+ 
Cost: Adults $30 | Child $17 | Concession $17 | FOTT $25 | Family $80 | Group 10+ $25 ea 



Soukouss Internationale

‘Lit’ is a word that is often used to describe the live music-and-dance experience that is Soukouss Internationale. 
It’s a simple term, but one that strangely evokes something of the multi-layered adventure of this nine-piece outfit that has captured audiences all over WA and compelled them to dance like they never have before. 
This multicultural collective of performers showcases the utter infectiousness of high-energy African song and dance. With members hailing from Mozambique, Cuba, Reunion Island, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, UK, Sierra Leone and Australia, it’s always an authentic, colourful and energetic show celebrating the iconic Congolese musical style known as ‘soukouss’. The guitar solos and percussive rhythms conspire to lift you to the air, while the seductive basslines make sure that your feet are kept dancing on the ground. The vocals and dancing, meanwhile, are pure joy. 
‘Soukouss’, by the way, means ‘shake it’. It’s a bootyful thing.

This project is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 8:00pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE