WITCH | Perth Festival 2024

Sat Mar 02 2024 at 08:00 pm UTC+08:00

The Rechabite | Perth

Perth Festival
Publisher/HostPerth Festival
WITCH | Perth Festival 2024
Advertisement
WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) were the biggest rock band in Zambia in the 1970s and spearheaded a new genre dubbed Zamrock, fusing influences that ranged from the Rolling Stones to Black Sabbath and James Brown and mixing them with traditional African rhythms and bush village songs. At the peak of their popularity, the band often needed police to keep fans at bay while their lead singer Jagari - whose name is an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s - riled up crowds by stage diving from balconies and dancing manically as WITCH’s blend of psychedelic rock and African rhythms permeated the surrounding atmosphere.
The story of WITCH is a legend that was almost lost in time until only a few years ago. But the most incredible thing about this mighty band and their brilliant garage, blues and psych-rock sound is that the story isn’t over yet. Largely unknown outside of their home country, WITCH finally got the exposure they deserved when Now Again Records reissued their entire discography in 2012. The charistmatic Jagari, the sole surviving original member of the band, has put together a new line up and Zamrock lives again!
Zango, the band’s first new album in nearly 40 years is full of international and inter-generational collaborations that chart musical histories from Zambia and beyond, and the chance to hear it – and other WITCH tunes – live in Perth is one you don’t want to miss.
Support on the night comes from Sprinter.
Find more info at https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/WITCH/
__________________________________________
Doors 8pm
The balconies in the Rechabite Hall are only accessible by staircase. There will be a dedicated space on the main floor for patrons with accessibility requirements. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
This performance may contain haze and/or strobe/flashing lights.
This event is 18+ only, minors will not be permitted.
The Rechabite is a licenced venue and proof of age must be provided upon request.
__________________________________________
Explore the Perth Festival 2024 program at https://www.perthfestival.com.au/
Festival Club priority booking begins Wed 25 Oct, 12pm AWST
Tickets on sale Mon 30 Oct, 12pm AWST
Join our Festival Club to access priority booking, discounts and more at https://perthfe.st/festivalclub
Advertisement

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Rechabite, 224 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia,Perth, Western Australia

Tickets

Sharing is Caring:

More Events in Perth

The Pit Of Sloshed Souls
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:30 pm The Pit Of Sloshed Souls

Lynott's Lounge

The Urban Hymns: A Tribute To The Verve + special guests Loads
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:30 pm The Urban Hymns: A Tribute To The Verve + special guests Loads

Lyric's Underground

Maldita Milonga - March
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:30 pm Maldita Milonga - March

Juan Rando Dance Academy

Saturday Night Salsa - March Edition
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:30 pm Saturday Night Salsa - March Edition

Mount Hawthorn Main Hall

Supa Liga Round 16 Vs Hawks
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:40 pm Supa Liga Round 16 Vs Hawks

Perth Modern School

Flickerfest SHORT LAUGHS COMEDY
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 07:45 pm Flickerfest SHORT LAUGHS COMEDY

Luna Outdoor Cinema

The Boat at Mindarie Marina
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 08:30 pm The Boat at Mindarie Marina

The Boat Mindarie

Pure Zouk Social - March 2nd
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 08:30 pm Pure Zouk Social - March 2nd

Juan Rando Dance Academy

Huddersfield vs Leeds United
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 08:30 pm Huddersfield vs Leeds United

The Woodvale Tavern and Reception Centre

DR BOGUS \/\/ Live at your Local
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 09:00 pm DR BOGUS // Live at your Local

Paddington Ale House

Soul Corporation Band
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 09:00 pm Soul Corporation Band

The Woodvale Tavern and Reception Centre

Perth UNI Party! \u25b2 Start of Semester Party
Sat Mar 02 2024 at 09:30 pm Perth UNI Party! ▲ Start of Semester Party

Mint Nightclub, 22 Lake St, Northbridge WA 6003

Perth is Happening!

Never miss your favorite happenings again!

Explore Perth Events