Celebrating Youth Week WA right in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre for the eighth consecutive year, the KickstART Festival Day on Saturday 14 April will feature: 10 hours of live music from WA’s freshest acts; opportunities to discover local emerging artists and designers; plus a unique array of free workshops, exhibitions, installations and activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

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Festival Day Music @ James Street Amphitheatre


Music Lineup

This year’s KickstART Festival Day music lineup has been curated by young people to offer something for everyone, spanning genres and cultures, with a diverse lineup of local young emerging artists.

Desert Feet Mobile Truck Stage

This incredible music line-up will be brought to you live in the James Street Amphitheatre, on the amazing Desert Feet mobile stage. 

Desert Feet Inc is an incorporated association that aims to support development of indigenous music and to bring indigenous music to mainstream Australia. The heart of their business is Desert Feet Tour – tours to remote indigenous communities to engage through music on a number of levels: tuition, recording and performing. It is through this process of cultural exchange through music, dance and the performing arts that the organisation will achieve its vision to contribute to reconciliation. Desert Feet Inc has also developed Desert Feet Records, a not for profit record label for the purpose of supporting and promoting indigenous music from signed artists, and Desert Feet Productions, which is the recording and staging facility on the state-of-the-art converted truck.

Propel Youth Arts WA is proud to partner with Desert Feet to present live music in the heart of Northbridge for the KickstART Festival Day and Closing Concert events.

KickstART Markets @ the Urban Orchard


About the markets

Enjoy the energy and excitement as you explore over fifty stalls showcasing emerging artists, designers, community groups, arts organisations, youth service providers and delicious food trucks at the KickstART Markets. Plus there will be plenty of other free activities to discover throughout the day.

Find beautiful handmade and original wares, including jewellery, fashion, homewares, stationery, artworks and more! You’ll also have access to information, advice and giveaways from youth service providers and community groups. Market stalls line the Urban Orchard in a celebration of the artistic and organic nature of Perth’s youth-run local businesses.

Other activities on KickstART Festival Day




The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2018 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

All enquiries can be directed to or 08 9328 5855.

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