Homegrown talent at 2022 community concert

2022 Community Concert19FEBRUARY2022
Two of Western Australia’s most dynamic upcoming young talents will headline the City’s free Community Concert in Cockburn Central on 19 February 2022.

Fremantle songbird Stella Donnelly and band, whose March 2019 debut album ‘Beware of the Dogs’ attracted international critical acclaim, will showcase her sharp wit in a selection of songs that include firm live audience favourites ‘Old Man’, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ and ‘Tricks’.

Recent Triple J Unearthed feature artist, R&B pop Afrobeats singer/songwriter/producer Adrian Dzvuke, will be our support act, appealing especially to those with a love of music that makes you want to move.

The annual concert will again take place at Victor George Kailis Oval, the Fremantle Dockers training ground at Cockburn ARC, 31 Veterans Parade, with performances starting at 7pm.

Bring a picnic and soft blanket, and bring cash as while food and drink vendors will be available, there will be no ATM facilities.

Lots of parking is available but the City encourages punters to consider leaving the car at home and ride your bike instead. Secure valet bike parking will be available at the Cockburn ARC entrance, carpool with family or friends, or use public transport available at Cockburn train station.

In 2020, Donnelly received the prestigious Australian Independent Record Labels Association ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Pop Album of the Year’ awards for ‘Beware of the Dogs’, despite being unable to tour due to COVID restrictions.

In 2019 the album received international praise from leading outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, The New York Times and Stereogum.

The record’s release and preceding singles ‘Old Man’ and ’Tricks’ propelled Donnelly to new heights including studio sessions for NPR’s Tiny Desk & KEXP along with sell out shows across North America and Europe, and appearances at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Roskilde and Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.

Dzvuke, who grew up in Perth after arriving with his family from Zimbabwe as a 12-year-old in 2008, inherited an early love of music from playing drums and singing at church, and from his father’s passion for Gospel music. 

Today, after working hard for the past two years supporting many of WA’s fellow homegrown acts like Spacey Jane and San Cisco, he has released his debut EP ‘Phone Me When You Lonely’ to widespread praise.

His recent run of singles such as ‘Darling’, ‘Take your Time and ‘Phone Me When You’re Lonely’ have earned Dzvuke features on MTV, Spotify, Apple Music and Triple J, amassing over a million streams.

The community concert is an accessible event with accessible parking and toilets. To make arrangements, or for more information, please contact the City by sending an email to the City's events team.

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