Star-studded hyperfest

Rapper Illy will headline this month’s HyperFest.
Rapper Illy will headline this month’s HyperFest.

Following the hugely successful release of his fourth studio album Cinematic, the 29-year-old artist will blast out a number of his big tunes, including One For The City, On & On, Tightrope, It Can Wait and Youngbloods.

Illy ” aka Alasdair Murray ” won an ARIA award for Best Urban release in 2013 for Bring It Back. He was nominated again, alongside artists such as Hilltop Hoods and Thundamentals, for Cinematic last year.

HyperFest will take control at Midland Oval from 11am to 8pm on Sunday, March 29.

Illy will be joined by Slumberjack, Coin Banks, Japanese Wallpaper, Make Them Suffer, The Bennies, Ecca Vandal and Super Best Friends.

More than 100 bands applied to secure a spot in the HyperFest line-up, with bands from all over Australia applying to play at the gig.

Perth’s biggest smoke and alcohol-free for all ages festival will be held across two main stages, plus a silent disco, chill tent and sideshow.

Local electronic duo Slumberjack, with their sets of bass-heavy, experimental electronica, had a bumper 2014 and will come to HyperFest from appearances at Stereosonic and Wonderland this summer.

Cutting his teeth in collectives including The Stoops, Letters To The Sun and UPNUP, Banks first surfaced on most radars in late 2013 with the release of his bone-rattling single Hatches, a collaboration with rising star producer Ta-ku.

Following the release of his highly-anticipated Tails EP, he joins the HyperFest line-up with a huge following and a bright future.

Make Them Suffer are the undisputable kings of heavy music in WA. The six-piece band has been busily touring the country and writing a follow-up to their hugely successful debut album, Neverbloom.

City of Swan councillor Mark Elliott said he was thrilled with the depth of talent at the festival.