Southern Fried Festival

Based in Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre and venues throughout the city, our award-winning festival of American roots music takes place from Thu 26 - Sun 29 July 2018. 

Hear Americana, country, blues, rock’n'roll, bluegrass, gospel, folk, classic soul and more from a huge variety of artists over a long weekend of headline concerts, free stages, late clubs, pub gigs and daytime shows all fuelled by our famous authentic soul food menu.

Since the festival launched in 2008, artists have included Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Booker T Jones, The Mavericks, Rhiannon Giddens, Sturgill Simpson, Allen Toussaint, Loudon Wainwright III, Rosanne Cash, Nick Lowe, Seasick Steve, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Los Lobos, Imelda May, Punch Brothers, Nanci Griffith, Patty Griffin, Bettye LaVette, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Justin Townes Earle, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Gretchen Peters, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Fred Wesley, Raul Malo, Iris DeMent, The McCrary Sisters, The Fairfield Four, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, Ruthie Foster, Anais Mitchell, Lera Lynn, Hayseed Dixie, Yola Carter, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jim Lauderdale, The Holmes Brothers, Jeb Loy Nichols, Willie Watson, Amythyst Kiah, Doug Seegers, Chris Smither, Paul Carrack, Andy Fairweather Low, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, John Fullbright, Della Mae, Elizabeth Cook, Slaid Cleaves, Tom Russell, Carrie Rodriguez, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Hot 8 Brass Band, Bill Kirchen, Stanton Moore, Diana Jones, Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, Justin Currie, Samantha Crain, Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart, Cyndi Cain, Jason Ringenberg, Larkin Poe, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Kris Drever, Dick Gaughan, Hamish Stuart, James Hunter, James Grant, Emma Pollock, Steve Gibbons, Rab Noakes, Ags Connolly, Danny Thompson, Blue Rose Code, Flats & Sharps, Lisa Mills, Dean Owens, Peter Bruntnell, Rick Redbeard, Roddy Hart, Rachel Harrington, Hannah Aldridge, High Plains Jamboree, Danni Nicholls, Robert Vincent, Meaghan Blanchard, Skip Gorman, Phil Lee, Jess & The Bandits and many more.

Please send artist submissions to We recommend UK-based acts apply via the Americana Music Association UK as we offer several performance slots to their member artists each year.