The Stage: Live music, entertainment planned for RAC Arena
It’s been almost five long months since RAC Arena was teeming with live music, but the wait is almost over.
While there’s no guarantee we’ll see international acts like Alanis Morrisette and Harry Styles anytime this year, WA’s local music scene has had another win, with the venue putting the finishing touches on an idea to bring local artists front and centre.
The RAC Local Lounge will host The Stage, featuring entertainment from open mic nights and quiz nights, to intimate gigs by Indigenous rocker Dan Riches from The Struggling Kings and country blues rockers Tom Fisher and the Layabouts.
The Stage will kick off on August 6, with the venue open Thursday through Sundays and plenty of options to keep punters fed and well hydrated will be on offer.
Tickets start at just $10 and to sweeten the deal the arena is handing out a free cocktail to the first 100 people through the door on Thursday’s and Friday’s. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketek.
Fremantle favourite Scarlett Stevens from San Cisco as DJ Beryl Streep are set to perform on Friday August 7.
“Although The Stage is a smaller capacity than we’re used to, we’re looking forward to getting back to what we do best,” general manager Michael Scott.
The last live music act a RAC Arena before COVID-19 restrictions were in place was Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Buble on February 22nd.
This year has seen a deluge of acts forced to cancel planned concerts and tour dates following the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the live music industry
Tame Impala, Faith No More, Jimmy Eat World, Pixies, Ben Folds are among Perth concerts that were forced to cancel this year.