Earlier this week, a number of acts played at LIVE! In The Wetlands, an Australian protest gig, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker made a sneaky appearance.
The LIVE! In The Wetlands gig was a protest against Roe 8, a planned highway extension that is intended to reduce traffic congestion around Perth’s southern suburbs. Construction has already begun with government approval, but the plans have been met with great opposition, with protestors believing that Roe 8 is both economically and environmentally harmful.
Among the acts who appeared at the gig were Donna Simpson of The Waifs and hip hop outfit Koi Child (Kevin produced their debut album last year). A couple of audience members caught the moment when Kevin took to the stage, performing under the name DJ Defs Worth It. Guess this is how he’ll be spending some of his time off now Tame Impala are taking a break.
See the footage and photos via Instagram below. Read our feature with Tame Impala from last year here.
Mayor of Cockburn Logan Howlett + the OG @tame__impala in unity protecting the Beeliar Wetlands. Mayor Logan called on the stellar protest banner that beautifully nailed it by the eloquent "Cockatoos in the bush not Galahs in government". The one thing (if you live in Perth ) is + support the camp this week. Wednesday is a day that requires extra support #mobilise #noroe8 #rethinkthelink #savebeeliarwetlands #tameimpala