Thelma Plum picked to perform at Global Beats and Eats

Thelma Plum will perform at Global Beats and Eats. Picture supplied
Thelma Plum will perform at Global Beats and Eats. Picture supplied

INDIGENOUS singer-songwriter Thelma Plum will headline the City of Wanneroo’s free Global Beats & Eats event in Marangaroo next month.

Following her success in triple j’s Hottest 100 – which featured three songs from her debut album Better in Blak – the six-time ARIA nominee is heading to Paloma Park with her distinctive sound on Saturday, March 21.

Fresh from a sold-out national tour in 2019, Plum said audiences could expect a soulful and stirring set to round out the evening.

“For Global Beats & Eats, I’m going to be playing a lot of music from my album, plus a few of the earlier songs, and maybe a new one or a cover or two,” she said.

Two local acts, Perth-based acoustic singer-songwriter Riley Pearce and indie alt-rock outfit The Struggling Kings, as well as American blues and soul artists Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges will also perform at the event.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said Global Beats & Eats was popular every year, and urged residents to get their free tickets early to avoid disappointment.

“This crowd-favourite event has hosted some big-name acts and incredible local talent over the years and this year’s terrific line-up is no different,” she said.

“This year, Global Beats & Eats falls on Harmony Day, making it the perfect occasion for our local community to come together, enjoy some great music and celebrate the importance of inclusiveness.”

There will be food from countries around the globe for sale including Italian risotto, Vietnamese bao buns, Spanish tapas, French crepes and Dutch pancakes.

Other attractions include large-scale interactive puppetry from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Javanese ‘wayang’ – or shadow puppetry.

City of Wanneroo residents can book tickets from 9am on Monday, February 17, with remaining tickets available to non-residents from 9am on March 2.

For more information, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/gbe.

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