Seen and Heard Pipelines music festival at Mundaring

Sneaky Jackal scooped the musical crown at the Pipelines Festival in 2013.
Sneaky Jackal scooped the musical crown at the Pipelines Festival in 2013.

BANDS are flexing their chords to do battle at the Seen and Heard Pipelines music festival in Mundaring.

To date, six local bands have signed up to be in with a chance to scoop the crown at the Sculpture Park event on Saturday, June 20.

The top prize, donated by Moss Productions, is a day in a recording studio, plus being the headline act at next year’s festival.

There will be prizes for bands in second and third place.

Seen and Heard youth development officer Rheannan Graham said the event was open to young people aged 12 and upwards, and their families.

“It’s been really cool being a part of planning Pipelines and I can’t wait to see our work pay off,” Ms Graham said.

“I know its going to be a great day.”

Musical performances will be the main attraction, with side stalls of Sumo suits, temporary tattoos, bouncy castles and a selection of market stands.

“It’s awesome to see opportunities like this provided for the young bands in Perth,” said Ms Graham.

Mahogany Creek lads from Sneaky Jackal, formerly known as The Right Way Up and winners of Pipelines 2013, will perform at 5pm.

The young musicians are well-known performers at pubs and clubs in and around Perth.

Lead vocalist Alex Sutherland said competitions for emerging bands were hard to come by.

“It’s a great way to showcase what talents young people have, and that local musicians will be available to give them tips to help them proceed with their musical career,” said the performer.

The drug, smoking and alcohol-free event, funded by Perth Airport community grants, is from noon to 6pm and the winners will be announced at 4.15pm.

For information call 9255 2570 or email seenandheard@parkerville .org.au.