Fidelity Festival debuts this December with a killer music line-up

The inaugural Fidelity Festival announces an eclectic soundtrack of international talent, selected by a unified team of some of WA’s most respected independent promoters.

Quietly, resolutely, impressively, singularly, alt-J have become one of the biggest British bands of whatever it is we’re calling the 21st century’s second decade. Art-electro, math-folk, hymnalrock, call it what you will, the music made by alt-J is the muscular sound of cutting edge innovation pumped by a melodically bleeding heart. Ten years after forming at Leeds University, alt-J are a post-guitar group for the new-pop generation. And as audiences all over the world know, when they get going, they rock hard, so hold onto your pants Perth.

Globally acclaimed electronic all-star, Cashmere Cat will be finishing his Australian tour at Fidelity on December 2. Norway born, LA-based Cashmere Cat otherwise known as Magnus August Hoiberg has been warping the boundaries of electronic music since emerging in 2012. Collaborations with Tinashe, Charli XCX, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris and Yeezy himself has cemented his status as one of music’s hottest properties right now.

The Baltimore-based band, Future Islands have gone from cult favourites to synthpop icons following their 2014 fourth album release. Lead single from Singles, Seasons (Waiting on You) was considered the best song of 2014 by Pitchfork, NME and performance on the Late Show at the time was the most watched on their YouTube channel. Future Islands returns at the top of their game with their new album The Far Field delivering twelve chest pounding love songs and odes to the road as only they can.

Fatimah Warner aka Noname (pictured above), blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates. In 2016 was named by Rolling Stones, Complex, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork, The FADER and more as one of the most exciting and new artists of 2016. Thanks to the success of her debut project, Telefone she toured in support of the great Ms Lauryn Hill.

Grammy nominated American indie rock band, The Shins have been around for over 20 years, with an ever-changing line-up, James Mercer has remained at the helm. The band reached critical acclaim from the 2003 album from the likes of The New York Times, MOJO, Rolling Stone, Q to solidify The Shins iconic standing. Mercer will be joined Yuuki Matthews, Jon Sortland, Mark Watrpis. Casey Foubert and Patti King.

LA four piece Warpaint made their Opera House debut earlier this year as they toured the east coast and kicking off their Australian tour with alt-J in Perth. The indie rock band have been confounding expectations since they formed in 2004. The ability to fuse moody atmospheres with bumped up tempos and sinewy beats have made them a festival favourite around the world.

Fidelity will be transforming Wellington Square into a musical and cultural hub on December 2, 2017. In addition to this internationally acclaimed line-up Fidelity organisers are partnering with leaders in the arts, comedy and cultural scene to create a unique immersive and sensory activations and installations, plus welcoming bespoke fromage artists, wine makers and more into their global food village.

Fidelity Festival will be in Wellington Square on Saturday December 2nd. Tickets available from 9am, Thursday August 31st here. Check out the website at

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