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Marianne Faithful Press Release

30 November 2009: For immediate release


After overwhelming demand for Marianne Faithfull's concert at Beck's Music Box, Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce a second concert, to be held at the Astor Theatre on 10 February, 2010. While Faithfull's Beck's Music Box show has sold out, good tickets to all other Perth Festival shows are still available.
Marianne Faithfull has created an unrivalled legacy, fundamentally changing the status quo for women in rock and roll. A mistress of reinvention and experimentation, she captivates audiences with her gritty vocals and dominating stage presence. She is just one featured artist in a massive Festival music program.

Faithfull's new concert is the first to be held in the Astor as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Following this event, the Festival will present a specially curated season melding the best of contemporary live music with compelling film at the Astor from 11 February.

Among the Astor shows are British Sea Power providing the live soundtrack to Robert J Flaherty's 1934 pseudo-documentary Man of Aran and 13 Most Beautiful...Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, featuring Dean & Britta's music accompanying short films shot by pop icon Warhol at The Factory in the 1960s.

Our 2010 music program is bookended by two special events. Antony and the Johnsons will delight opening weekend audiences in two exquisite evenings of song with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and we close the Festival with a magic night under the stars at Kings Park with Sing the Truth: The Music of Nina Simone, performed by four of today's biggest soul and jazz stars, Patti Austin, Dianne Reeves, Nina' daughter Simone and Lizz Wright, accompanied by Nina Simone's original band featuring Al Schackman.

Where: The Astor Theatre
When: Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tickets on sale now. Call the Festival Info line on (08) 6488 5555 or visit

For further information, interviews or images please contact:

Rania Ghandour Joanna Trilling
+61 8 6488 8618 / 0403 025535 +61 8 6488 8637/ 0421 351 379

Perth International Arts Festival
Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event. The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for its audience. For over 50 years the Festival has welcomed to Perth some of the world’s greatest living artists and now connects with over 300,000 people each year. Shelagh Magadza is the Artistic Director 2008-11.