So the name 'Wonderland' really is fitting for this event.
On Friday, December 23, folks can take a trip down the rabbit hole and enjoy a bunch of Australia's best artists.
Cut Copy, Sparkadia, Bag Raiders, Tim & Jean, and Strange Talk will all be hitting the stage at Fremantle Arts Centre from 5:30pm, so those who are working during the day don't get to miss this. Said to be the 'tea party of the year', this 18 plus event sounds to me like the perfect way to get the Christmas break started.
Electro dance giants Cut Copy is an act not to miss. I have seen Cut Copy countless times, and never once have I been disappointed. Even the guy that usually stands in the corner, checking his phone and occasionally glancing up will be up and dancing during this one. Particularly to my very favourite 'Lights and Music'.
Hop, step and jump to Sparkadia, and you have yourself a second top notch act. I have seen Sparkadia three times in my life, twice as support and once as a headliner, and every time I have been astounded. The first time I saw them I was blown away more by Sparkadia as a support act than the headliners, 'Modest Mouse', so that's saying something.
Bag Raiders DJ set will get the vibe of the place and dance and groove mode once again. This electro duo have been on my radar since around 2008, and never fail to want to make me bust a move. 'Fun Punch' is probably in my list of top 20 favourite tunes, which is funny coming from someone who is very much an 80s and 90s rock girl. I can tell you for sure, there's no way you'll be sitting down for this one.
Tim & Jean were just two ordinary lads from Mandurah, until being discovered on Triple J. They now frequent many festivals around Oz, with a couple of their own shows here and there. I got to a gig of theirs last year at Amplifier and was impressed at how two young guys so very naturally 'get' music. Amongst songs like 'Come Around ' and 'I Can Show You', it's definitely worth checking out their cover of 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac, which I think (big call) they did justice.
Strange Talk are a Melbourne based electro pop band I can't say I have seen, but imagine from their song 'Climbing Walls' that they would be my cup of tea at this mega tea party of sorts.
The perfect place to get your Chrissy started, tickets to Wonderland 2011 can be purchased from Heatseeker here.