After a massive season last December, the Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival is back in Northbridge and bringing some serious heat for three weeks from December 14th through to New Year’s Day.
With a totally reimagined venue design, the Ice Cream Factory will come alive with more than 12 unique zones and seven music stages – including a new tricked up main stage inside The Factory for live acts and a glowing Igloo Stage for global rhythms and afrobeat DJs.
Showcasing a handful of local eateries and bars, this season will see pop ups from Tiny’s, Mechanics’ Institute and Jack Rabbit Slim’s, plus pizza by the slice from Lucy’s Love Shackand some of Perth’s best dumplings in the steamer from Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha.
You’ll also get to enjoy direct access to Perth’s newest rooftop bar, Coconut Grove.
Other hot spots include The Pimm’s Pergola, The Corona Beach (yes, a beach) featuring a sand dance floor, palm trees and volleyball court, The Riviera with remote control boat racing, a gin experience bar from The West Winds built high up on a viewing deck with sweeping city views, and the Canadian Club Bar complete with seat swings and deck chairs.
Adding to the excitement is The Dream Swinger ride, the aptly named Single Serve mini ping pong arena, and a drool-worthy Selfie Lane so you can pimp your profile brought to you by the dating gurus over at Bumble.
When it comes to music, Ice Cream Factory’s not mucking around. With seven stages and programming to include an array of genres, you’ll have plenty of choice.
Expect big things over the three-week season a line up including The Presets, as well as Hermitude (DJ set), Foals (DJ set), Cut Copy, Hermitude (DJ set) is sure to be a sell out event!DJ set), Art vs Science (DJ set), local legends The Southern River Band, DAWS and Elise Keddie on the decks with a stack of Aussie talent still to be announced.
Oh and of course there’s a silent disco from local party starters, Jack Rabbit Slim’s.
When: 14 December 2018 to 1 January 2019
Where: 92 Roe Street Northbridge
Image credit: Ice Cream Factory