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RTRFM Presents The Big 40

  • Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 - 3PM


The Big 40 is a four-stage celebration of community radio station RTRFM’s rich history and its deep connection with all corners of the WA music scene. In the main auditorium and much-loved verandah space, heavyweights from multiple genres will toast the station. Highlights will include Abbe May performing with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics performing with a Tongan choir, a rare-as-hens-teeth gig by ‘90s darlings Adam Said Galore, hip hop trailblazers Downsyde reimagining their catalogue with strings and an exclusive performance of Red Jezebel’s classic album Revelations. 

As a nod to the station’s all-important role as a champion of the here and now, no less than four supergroups of current WA buzz-acts will perform on the Verandah stage as the Slightly Odway Orchestra.

Concluding this mega party is RTRFM - A Musical History, a specially commissioned projection and live show that combines fascinating audio, photos and video from the station’s archives with key songs from WA music history. A collaboration between Dr Adam Trainer (researcher), Davey Craddock (director), Steven Aaron Hughes (projections) and Timothy Nelson (musical director), this one off show will guide the audience through RTR’s unusual, sometimes rocky history, with the help of an all-star lineup of guest vocalists and musicians.

Ticketing Info

Online sales available until 8PM
Door sales available until 8:30PM

Free Children's Tickets for under 12 years of age
limit x 2 per transaction, click on the link when purchasing the Standard / Subscribers tickets

Ages 12-18 Years
*Proof of age to be shown at entry

All children 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

RTRFM Subscribers
Subscriber card must be shown upon entry.

General Admission
All areas are General Admission.
The Main Auditorium has unallocated seating. 

Would you like to make a tax-deductable donation to RTRFM? Click on the pop-up link after selecting your concert tickets. 

Complete Line-up and Times

Doors open 
Music starts 3pm
Event finishes 10pm

Please note lineup and set times are subject to change without notice


3:00 - 3:30 Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
4:00 - 4:40 Mt Mountain performing Dust
5:00 - 5:40 Adam Said Galore
6:00 - 6:40 Downsyde with Strings
7:00 - 7:40 Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics with a Tongan Choir
8:00 - 8:40 Abbe May and WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
9:00 - 10:00 RTRFM - A Musical History



3:20 - 4:20 Grace Barbe Afro Kreol
4:20 - 5:00 Rick Steele
5:20 - 6:00 The Sunshine Brothers
6:20 - 7:00 Red Jezebel performing Revelations
7:20 - 8:00 The Kill Devil Hills 
8:20 - 9:00 Slightly Odway Orchestra* 

  + DJ Gemma Pike in between bands

*The Slightly Odway Orchestra features members of Childsaint, Rag n' Bone, The Love Junkies, Grievous Bodily Calm, PUCK, The Chlorines, Kitchen People, Jacob Diamond, Bells Rapids, Carla Geneve and Dream Rimmy

DJ LINEUP (performed on the Voyager sound system)

3:00 - 4:00 Rock Rattle n' Roll
4:00 - 5:00 Black and Blue with Paul Gamblin
5:00 - 6:00 Soulsides
6:00 - 7:00 Trainwreck
7:00 - 8:00 Jah Wisdom Sound System
8:00 - 9:00 Underground Solution Crew
9:00 - 10:00 DTM v Rok Riley


Difficult Listening/Experimental Stage supported by Tura

3:00 - 3:30 Kirsten Symczycz / Lenny Jacobs
3:40 - 4:10 Eljo Agenbach / Kate Milligan
4:20 - 4:50 Breaking Waves
5:00 - 5:30 Eduardo Cossio / Zoe Kilbourn / Dan O'Connor / Ben Greene
5:40 - 6:10 Ashes of Burnt Sage

Approx. finish time 10PM