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Riley Pearce was announced as the headline act of the first Across the Road Summer Festival to take place in Bunbury this November.
Camera IconRiley Pearce was announced as the headline act of the first Across the Road Summer Festival to take place in Bunbury this November.

A brand new series of boutique music festivals will take over Bunbury’s lane ways, parks and carparks this summer to showcase WA’s shining talents.

The Across the Road Summer Festivals are an initiative by music promoter Kelsie Miller, made possible through funding from the City of Bunbury Summer Events Round, an APRA AMCOS Music Grant and in-kind support from Totally Sound.

Each unique outdoor space will be transformed into a live music venue complete with a pop-up bar, food vans and comfy couch vibes, allowing patrons to kick back and experience incredible WA music in a safe and relaxing environment.

The festivals are scheduled to take place on November 24, January 19 and February 9, with Perth artist Riley Pearce today announced as the headline act of the first event.

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Pearce will return to WA after a six-month tour of Europe with his new EP Eastbound.

He will be joined by Bridgetown export Emily Barker, who was recently announced as the UK Artist of the Year for 2018 after relocating, by the Americana Music Association of the UK.

Perth folk/jazz darlings Man Sandal will also make an appearance, with R’n’B artist Jamilla and songwriter Kaitlin Keegan rounding out the festival. Miss Miller said the festival programming was designed to feature a range of genres to “challenge the audience to experience new music”.

Tickets will go on sale on August 27 at www.acrosstheroadmusic.com.

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