Eskimo Joe and Samantha Jade to headline Crab Fest

Eskimo Joe. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Eskimo Joe. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

ALL roads lead to Mandurah next month when Eskimo Joe and Samantha Jade join a top line up at this year’s Crab Fest.

The two WA acts will top off the 20th anniversary celebrations on the eastern foreshore on March 17 and 18.

Since taking out the 2012 X-Factor Australia win, Australia’s sweetheart Samantha Jade went on to amass a collective 81 million streams, released a single with Pitbull (Shake That), starred as Kylie Minogue in the TV miniseries The INXS Story and released her debut album NINE.

She also had a guest starring role in the iconic Australian TV series Home and Away and launched her debut cosmetic collection with Models Prefer in Australia with its third range due this year.

Last year, she undertook a critically lauded debut UK and European tour.

Having recently returned to Australia, Jade is finishing her new album set for release in April.

Samantha Jade. Picture: Cole Bennetts/Getty Images for Active TV

Fremantle’s Eskimo Joe will be the Sunday afternoon headliner.

Successfully straddling mainstream commercial success while managing to keep their alternative music roots secure throughout their career, Eskimo Joe has racked up a list of impressive stats, both commercial and critical awards and recognition.

Three of the bands six albums debuted on the ARIA charts with juggernaut Black Fingernails, Red Wine shining for 62 weeks in the top 50.

Eskimo Joe boasts 35 ARIA nominations so far, and has brought home three international song writing awards, 11 WAMI awards and eight ARIAS.

On the live front, they have performed at huge events such as Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, Big Day Out, Homebake, Splendour in the Grass and the Sundance Festival in Utah, USA.

The 20th celebrations are set to be huge with blue manna crabs the main event on the menu.

As well as more than 100 hours of free entertainment across four stages, the two day free event also showcases local produce, gourmet delights and national and international entertainment.

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