With a desire to bring a taste of the European festival format, where it’s more about just the music, comes Disconnect – a brand new three day camping extravaganza to be held in the beautiful Fairbridge Village, this December.
Featuring a superb line up of international and home grown talent, Disconnect also offers Art, Comedy, Burlesque, Vaudeville, Adventure and heaps more in the midst of an historic village, just an hour south of Perth.
A huge line up forms the first announce:
CHET FAKER | FLIGHT FACILITIES | FATHER JOHN MISTY (USA)
NEON INDIAN (USA) | MERCURY REV (USA) | MEG MAC
THE JUNGLE GIANTS | TKAY MAIDZA | GOAT (SWE)
OPTIMO (UK) | JULIA HOLTER (USA) | BULLY (USA)
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD | ABBE MAY
FELICITY GROOM | TIRED LION | SLUM SOCIABLE
RUBY BOOTS | METHYL ETHEL | COMMAND Q | WOODES | AKOUO
JESSICA PRATT (USA) | LILT | ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS
JONI IN THE MOON | GRRL PAL | SPIRE | HELEN SHANAHAN
Plus heaps more music, art, comedy and cabaret to be announced
Chet Faker will head to Disconnect as part of his huge “Built on Live” tour which has Chet performing an all new show, featuring an expanded live band, special guests, never before performed live songs and a few extra surprises for good measure. This is not only the last time that Chet will perform his multi-platinum selling, chart topping Built on Glass album, it’s also his final show on home soil for quite some time and his only Australian festival appearance this year, so it’s definitely one not to be missed.
After the release of their debut album, Down To Earth, Flight Facilities have had an absolute whirlwind of a year, touring and playing to huge sold out crowds around the country and the world. And Hugo and James show no signs of slowing down. With a bevy of special guests, their killer live show is so intensely awesome, we suggest you buckle up and enjoy the journey of their only WA show this summer.
Brothers and sisters, Josh Tillman AKA Father John Misty is heading to Disconnect this December for his only WA performance! A master of empathetic irony coupled with a heavenly set of pipes and a mischievous and charismatic presence, Father John Misty dropped his second album this year, the critically acclaimed I Love You, Honeybear. With a wit as sharp as his suits and dance moves that mesmerize, don’t miss your chance for an audience with Father John Misty.
Darling View Amphitheatre
The main stage sits at the bottom of a beautiful natural amphitheatre, with the rolling Darling Ranges as a backdrop and the Milky Way for a rooftop.
The 200-seat, heritage listed, non-consecrated CHAPEL, will host acoustic sets from our very special guests. Pull up a pew, soak up the atmosphere, and be dazzled by the acoustics as some of the hottest names in music treat you to the most intimate of experiences.
The Secret Garden
This wonderland is nestled in the beautiful gardens of the historic Fairbridge House. It’s an enchanted garden where you while away the day, with soulful DJ sets, cool vibes, great conversations and delicious long drinks.
1933 – Late Night Speakeasy
Built in 1933, the last year of Prohibition, the sprawling multi-story Club House is the venue for the eclectic 1933. Taking inspiration from its era, this venue comes alive late into the night with hot ‘n’ sweaty electroswing, big band, rockabilly, stomping northern soul sets and outlandish performance moments.
MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC FESTIVAL
Aside from the killer line up, full programs are being developed for The Mess Hall, which not only offers gourmet breakfast and superb coffee in the morning, it hosts inspiring “Big Ideas for Breakfast” talks, Spoken Word in the afternoon and a full Comedy program in the evening, including Bogan Bingo and stand up.
Round the corner, it’s Adventureland – perfect for the kids and big kids at heart, with a fully staffed giant flying fox, rockclimbing wall, a tyre swing and heaps more.
Disconnect is perfect for young parents who still crave some festival fun. Bring the kids along! There’s the Imaginarium – a huge circus tent full of fun entertainment for the kids all day. By night, the kids wonderland transforms into Risque, a burlesque and cabaret extravaganza.
Feeling sporty? There’s a mini golf course, basketball and tennis courts, beach volleyball, cricket nets, pool tables and a full size oval. There’s even a pool to freshen up and cure any fuzzy heads. And for further relaxation, there’s The Sanctuary – a spa haven where you can relax and rejuvenate.
Chow Town offers a huge range of international epicurean delights and bespoke beverages. There’ll be multiple licensed areas throughout the site. And if it’s a bit of handmade retail therapy, Market Alley is the place for you.
If that’s not enough, sign up for some of the Workshops on offer to fuel your creativity and thirst for knowledge. There’s a range of programs including arts and crafts, photography and heaps more.
Disconnect is a three-day camping festival – camping is included in the ticket price. Campers will be able to set up their spot beside their vehicle, however once vehicles are in, they cannot leave and re-enter the site at will.
Camper vans are also welcomed.
For more comfort and a truly unique experience, there are a limited range of beautiful, retro fully contained cottages in the village that can be hired out on a first come, first served basis. Head to our website for more info.
An iconic and heritage listed village, Fairbridge is just an hour south of Perth, but seems to be a million miles away. It feels as though you’ve stepped back through time as you walk through rolling fields, beautiful cottages and hang out with the odd kangaroo or peacock.
Fairbridge is a major youth charity in Western Australia and the only charity in Australia that owns a whole nationally heritage-listed town site. Part proceeds from the festival will be donated to Fairbridge to aid their amazing work.
South West Highway, Pinjarra WA
Fri 11th – Sun 13th December