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Saturday 23rd March

Neon Picnic 2019


Neon Picnic, the pre-cursor to RTRFM’s much loved In The Pines music festival is now our annual family friendly get together during a lovely summers day at the Hyde Park Amphitheatre.

Neon Picnic returns as we bring the radio to you live on Saturday March 23rd in the amazing surrounds of the Hyde Park Amphitheatre between 11am – 7pm.

Spend the day with the us and our line up of Saturday shows; Global Rhythm Pot, Homegrown, Drastic on Plastic and Jamdown Vershun, plus special musical guests. Join the RTRFM presenters as they play you their favourite tunes live and direct.

Come and bask in the musical majesty at this all-day event, as we chill out on the grass of Perth’s most beloved park. Bring the kids for some special arts and crafts activities from the team at Spaced Out, face painting from Lauren Salt, hula hooping and fun times.

Plus, the Mums and Dads can relax in our licensed bar thanks to Feral Brewing and Skigh Wines or grab a bite from Satchmo Café, The Tapi Truck and Summer 1954, or grab a coffee and ice-cream from Grey Means Well and The Milky Monster.

 Entry is free and you are welcome to come and go as you like. Pull up a slice of grass, bring a picnic, bring your dog and enjoy local music and Perth’s best radio station live.

Catch amazing live sets from Jere Sosa, with his relaxed Argentinian grooves, the indie pop magic of The Struggling Kings and local music troubadour Michael Savage.

Stay with us into the afternoon with Perth’s finest saxophone quartet Meraki, the out of this world sounds of Fourth State and the straight reggae jams of Zarm.  

 ‘Neon Picnic’ is a free, family-friendly event, with activities for children all day long, and a licensed bar will be on site.

 ‘Neon Picnic’ couldn’t happen without the generous support of: City of Vincent, Feral Brewing Co, Skigh Wines, Spaced Out, CCA Productions and Paramount Security.

WHEN: Saturday March 23
TIME: 11am – 7pm
WHERE: Hyde Park Amplitheatre
WHO: Jere Sosa, The Struggling Kings, Michael Savage, Meraki, Fourth State, Zarm

Time: 11am - 7pm
Venue: Hyde Park

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Sunday 14th April

In The Pines 2019

RTRFM’s Iconic local music Festival IN THE PINES is back for its 26th year at our home away from home, UWA Somerville Auditorium.
RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines returns for its 26th year on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
RTRFM’s local music fest takes place once again in the majestic surrounds of UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, featuring 20 of Perth’s best across two stages.
 From Perth to Chile and back again, Last Tuneless, the brain child of Fabian Rojas has taken his music around the world a few times and has landed at the Somerville. A true gentleman of the Perth music scene, Fabian returns for a very special one time only show in for In the Pines 2019.

Salary, lead by front person Sean Gorman is a collection of like minded free thinking spirits who just happen to make some wonderfully lo-fi pop music that transcends genre and feel. A true big band, Salary’s atmospheric and expansive music cross borders of genres, transcending time and place.

Every so often a voice captures a moment in time, Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks may have captured 2018/19 in the best possible way. Slow, melodic and deliberate song writing that evoke quintessential West Australian imagery, Jack Davies is the voice of a new generation of Perth storytellers.

Hexx are hard to define, so lets not. It’s apocalyptic ambience. Just come and see them and experience the ferociousness of a band that is at times make you want to take one step back, and two steps forward.

Having recently signed to local WA label Group Therapy Records, Gazey are one of those bands at In The Pines that few will know but all will love. Their synth heavy, groove-laden tunes will fill Somerville Auditorium with a pure sense of joy.

One of Perth’s finest national exports, Mt Mountain have been making music around Perth for close to ten years and just keep getting better. Their most recent album Golden Rise is a triumph of modern post rock music and a slight departure from their normal epic tunes, their ‘pop album’ you may say. Filled with delicious hooks and driving melodies, Mt Mountain are the perfect Pines band.

These bands join Cold Meat, Didion’s Bible, Downsyde, Flanders, Gemma Farrell Quintet, Noah Dillon, The Little Lord Street Band.

Celebrate with us as we bring you IN THE PINES with the 26th installment set to be one of the best yet. 26 years of local music at the best venue in Perth, you can not go wrong.
With 10 hours of local music against a stunning background, In The Pines is a perfect place to picnic with friends and get amongst it! Delicious food and drink options will also be available for those that want to dance freely.
We’ll be broadcasting all the happenings live on your radio from 11am-10pm at 92.1, on digital and online at
Presale tickets are available from now at $35 for RTRFM subscribers and $40 for general public. Plus, booking fee, which is donated back to RTRFM via Oztix.
Tickets can be purchased from
The second lineup announcement will be announced on Breakfast with Taylah on March 18.
WHEN: Sunday April 14, 2019, 11am-10pm.
WHO: Cold Meat, Didion’s Bible, Downsyde, Flanders, Gemma Farrell Quintet, Noah Dillon, The Little Lord Street Band plus Salary, Gazey, Last Tuneless, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks, Mt Mountain and Hexx.
WHERE: Somerville Auditorium, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley.
PRESALE TICKETS: $35 RTRFM subscribers, $40 general public from
DOOR SALES (LIMITED): Available on the day, $40 RTRFM subscribers, $45 general public.
Please note gold and platinum subscribers gain free entry.
In The Pines is an 18+ event unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Under 12 gain entry for free.



Time: 11am - 10pm
Venue: UWA Somerville Auditorium

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