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Melbourne-based Illy will perform at Hyperfest in Midland next month.

Youth get ready for HyperFest 2015

HIP-HOP legend Illy who is based in Melbourne will headline HyperFest 2015.

Illy will be joined by Slumberjack (WA), Make Them Suffer (WA), Japanese Wallpaper (VIC), The Bennies (VIC), Coin Banks (WA), Ecca Vandal (VIC), Super Best Friends (ACT) and more.

Perth’s biggest and best drug, smoke and alcohol free all-ages festival, HyperFest, is set to deliver a huge line-up over two main stages, plus a silent disco, chill tent and sideshow in 2015.

Following the successful release of his 2014 album, Cinematic, Illy is heading back to WA and bringing an entourage of hits, including One For The City, On & On, Tightrope, It Can Wait and Youngbloods.

Triple J Unearthed High winner for 2014, Japanese Wallpaper, will deliver lush, chilled electronica to a crowd of similarly aged punters.

Psychedelic reggae-ska punks The Bennies will bring the fun to Midland Oval with hits from their recently released EP, Heavy Disco, and crowd favourites such as My Bike, Knights Forever and Highrider.

Ecca Vandal’s debut single, White Flag, draws influences from M.I.A., Santigold and 90s post-punk and has chalked up high Triple J rotation and critical acclaim.

Super Best Friends set the internet abuzz with their hilarious video clip for Round and Round, featuring Federal politicians Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd.

Coin Banks, Slumberjack and Make Them Suffer head up a huge line-up of local talent, including Finders, Puck, Roswell, Odlaw, Being Beta, Girl York, Daybreak, Rag ‘N’ Bone, Calm Collected and Sanctions.

City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said HyperFest provided many opportunities for youth development.

“The Hyper Team of volunteers, under the direction of City staff, should be commended for the great job they do in bringing this event to fruition and it is great to see their success in securing these acts,” he said.

Midland Guildford Ward councillor Mark Elliott said local bands would also be given an opportunity to shine at HyperFest.

“This year more than 100 local bands applied to secure a spot on the HyperFest line-up, with bands from all over Australia applying to play at the gig,” he said.

“We’re thrilled with the depth of talent available in the region and proud to be able to offer the performance exposure of HyperFest to these aspiring bands.”

HyperFest will take over Midland Oval on Sunday, March 29 from 11am to 8pm.

City of Swan’s HyperFest, presented by Drug Aware, is an All-Ages (12+) drug, smoke and alcohol free event is supported by many organisations, including Drug Aware, Healthway, Headspace, YACWA, Music Feedback, Midland Gate and The Music.

For further information check out www.hyperfest.com.au or www.facebook.com/HyperFestival

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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