First look at Hyper festival 2018’s huge December line-up

Published on 11 September 2018

Returning for the second time in 2018, Hyper festival is back and set to take over Midland on December 8 with a jam-packed program of talent and loads of entertainment.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said Perth’s best all-ages festival will feature a huge line-up of stunning local and national artists, headlined by DZ Deathrays and Polish Club.

“Joining the Hyper set for the first time will be interstate artists Ruby Fields (NSW), Kira Puru (VIC), Polaris (NSW), Alpha Wolf (VIC), Justice for the Damned (NSW), Antonia and the Lazy Susans (NSW), Aburden (VIC), Eilish Gilligan (VIC), Househats (VIC) and Approachable Members of Your Local Community (VIC),” he said.

“Local heroes Sam Perry (winner of The Voice), Good Doogs, Mosquito Coast, Your Girl Pho, Vacant Home, Homebrand, Hell Average, Mal De Mer, Sad Hour, Tether and Holographic Moon Society will also be joining the festival’s line-up on the day and local DJs will also be on the decks all day in the silent disco, with DJ applications open now.

“Hyper will also feature a sideshow alley market, live art battles, gourmet food vans, water slide, photo booth, games, merchandise and a signing tent for all of your favourite artists.”

Midland/Guildford Ward Councillor Ian Johnson said Hyper continued to be Perth’s biggest and best drug, smoke and alcohol-free all-ages festival.

“The Hyper festival is hugely successful every year, and I look forward to seeing another impressive turnout this December,” he said.

The festival - presented by Drug Aware and supported by Lotterywest and Moshtix - is an all-ages (12+) drug, smoke and alcohol free event.

Tickets will be available from September 14 for $39 and can be purchased here.

For more information check out the Hyperfest website or Facebook page.

About the headline acts:

DZ Deathrays

Multi-ARIA Award winning Brisbane two-piece DZ Deathrays have come a long way from the first house party gig that they formed for. Signed to I Oh You in Australia/NZ, Dine Alone in Canada, and Alcopop in the UK, they have made a lot of ground over the years including winning an ARIA Award each for their first record Bloodstreams (2012) and second record Black Rat (2014). They’ve done multiple sold out tours of Australia, they’ve done 22 international tours with the likes of Blood Red Shoes, Cerebral Ballzy, and Band of Skulls.

They’ve played Reading & Leeds, SXSW, CMJ, CMW, The Great Escape internationally and Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass and Laneway at home. They can even add a stadium tour in support of The Foo Fighters to their bucket list. 2016 saw the release of two stand-alone singles ‘Blood On My Leather’ and ‘Pollyanna’ which they celebrated with a world tour with good mates Dune Rats. In 2017 they shared two tracks from their new record which saw the single ‘Shred For Summer’ enter the Hottest 100 at #67 and ‘Total Meltdown’ almost make it at #109. Their new record ‘Bloody Lovely’ debuted at #4 in the ARIA Charts and number one in the Australian album charts.

Polish Club

One guitar. One voice. One drum kit — frequently bloodied, sometimes broken. The modest tools can only begin to tell the story of Polish Club, the sweat-soaked Aussie soul-punk duo with a heart-wringing knack for ass-kicking rock tunes and a gift for burning down every room they play. Early tours opening for the likes of Courtney Barnett and Gang of Youths were loaded with a dangerous sense of portent. "A gritty garage rock two-piece unafraid to throw themselves into the action," the AU Review observed.