Perth Festival 2012 lineup

Following quickly on the heels of the Sydney festival launch comes the Perth festival lineup announcement for 2012. And the lineup is every bit as impressive.

We already knew that Bon Iver would be kicking off his Australian tour in the west – giving him the chance to play the opening track from his glorious new record in the city that inspired the tune – but Bon Iver is just one of the festival’s many highlights.

Punters in Perth will also be treated to performances from indie faves Death Cab For Cutie, prolific alt-country (anti)hero Ryan Adams, bluesman Seasick Steve, Indian folk/indie pop maestros Cornershop, Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist, Le Tigre side project MEN, legendary film composer Ennio Morricone and a set from reggae legend Little Roy paying tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind

Perth festival musical highlights:

Little Roy presents Battle for Seattle – Friday 10th February

The Medics – Monday 12th February

Seasick Steve – Wednesday 15th February

The Suitcase Royale – Thursday 16th February

Death Cab for Cutie – Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February

Cornershop – Sunday 19th February

Sound of Rum – Monday 20th February

Cut Chemist – Thursday 23rd February

Bonnie Prince Billy featuring The Cairo Gang – Friday 24th February

MEN – Saturday 25th February

Ryan Adams – Saturday 25th February

Neon Indian and Slow Club – Sunday 26th February

Ennio Morricone – Sunday 26th February

Eddie Palmieri – Wednesday 29th February

Staff Benda Bilili – Friday 2nd March

Bon Iver – Saturday 3rd March

Penguin Café – Saturday 3rd March

Check out the Perth Festival Website for the full program of music, theatre, visual art, film and talks and ticketing information for each of the shows.]