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Castaway Festival


Sun 12 Feb 2017, 12:00pm

Where: Hotel Rottnest, 1 Bedford Avenue, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Restrictions: R18

Island festival Castaway returns for a second summer rendezvous.

Rüfüs, Rüfüs Du Sol, the Kite String Tangle, Yuma X and Pilerats DJs.

Two Castaways, one summer - can you handle it? Yes. Yes you can.

Those warm, sexy, summer days are starting to sidle up to us and hot on the heels of our Castaway Dec 11th 2016 event featuring Gang of Youths, Jarryd James, Bag Raiders, and co. (Event: xxx), here comes beachside blowout numero duo - Castaway 2017. Two Castaways, one summer - can you handle it? Yes. Yes you can. Start sweet-talking that mate of yours that owns a luxury water vessel because you’ll need to score two rides out of him this season!

We’ve marked off Thompson’s Bay, our paradise venue that’s straight off a postcard, for the day, and we’ve curated a powerhouse selection of Australian contemporary electronic live music acts - it's a ripper line-up that's three parts East Coast, one part West Coast, and heaps of parts hella party. They plan to smash out epic sets against a spectacular sunset, on our waterfront concert stage back-dropped by bobbing boats. Booze, sun, dancing, the best time of your life, etc. You know the deal, here's our performing mates:

The Line-up

Couldn’t be more stoked to have three of Australia’s most spectacular musicians / humans Rüfüs joining us for our next island soiree. The five-time-ARIA-Award nominated Sydney trio will be boating over to the island as part of a huge road trip they’ll be taking around Australia this summer - “The Full Bloom Tour”, playing ~those~ magical anthems You Were Right and Innerbloom. Castaway 2017 Summer will be your last chance to see the boys perform their spectacular live show before they take time off to head into the studio and begin work on their next project!

There’s never a shortage of stunning electronic music going when Brisbane-based producer, instrumentalist and vocalist The Kite String Tangle is around. TKST’s been a regular at festivals both home and abroad: CMJ, Seattle’s Capital Hill Block Party, SxSW, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival to name a few. He’s also been nominated for an ARIA, scored in the Top 20 of triple j Hottest 100s (twice), and has sold out headline shows across Australia – both solo and with folk-pop delight Dustin Tebbutt, off the back of their delicate, sprawling single collab Illuminate. We just can’t wait to get Tangled up at Thompson’s Bay with this gorgeous talent.

Having spent a good part of last year on tour with both Rüfüs and Odesza, Sydney’s Yuma X are one of the real finds of 2016 - a singer / producer duo making soft, beautiful, woozy electronica that impresses the pants off most everyone who hears it. Their chilled-out, engrossing blend of electronic and ambient sounds is going to sound spot-on drifting out with the seabreeze as we sway on the island.

Hanging out with the big boys, we have old m8s Pilerats DJs. For reasons only known to the people who foolishly booked them, they’ve supported the likes of What So Not, Dune Rats, Alison Wonderland, Chet Faker, Rufus, and more. They will do whatever it takes to keep the dancefloor vibes flowing faster than the drinks.

General tickets onsale Thu, Oct 20, 9am WAEST via

Ferry ticket discount available through Rottnest Express at point of ticket purchase.