Samantha Jade, Eskimo Joe to headline Mandurah Crab Fest 2018

Crab Fest: Samantha Jade and Eskimo Joe will be headlining Crab Fest 2017. Photos: Supplied.
Crab Fest: Samantha Jade and Eskimo Joe will be headlining Crab Fest 2017. Photos: Supplied.

The City of Mandurah has announced Eskimo Joe and Samantha Jade will join a stellar festival line-up at this year’s 2018 Crab Fest.

These two WA head acts will add to the 20th anniversary celebrations which will take place on Mandurah’s eastern foreshore on March 17 and 18.

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

Samantha Jade is set to be releasing a disco album.

Samantha Jade is set to be releasing a disco album.

She also had a guest starring role in the iconic Australian TV series Home & Away, and launched her debut cosmetic collection with Models Prefer in Australia.

Last year, Jade completed a critically acclaimed debut UK and European tour.

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

Jade will perform at 7.45pm on Saturday at Crab Fest, hot off the stage as a headline at Sydney’s iconic Mardi Gras festival.

Rockin': Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley with bandmates Joel Quartermain (left) and Stu MacLeod (right).

Rockin': Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley with bandmates Joel Quartermain (left) and Stu MacLeod (right).

Eskimo Joe will rock the stage on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

The band has successfully straddled mainstream commercial success while managing to keep their alternative music roots secure.

Along with numerous tours of Australia and performances at huge events like Live Earth, Big Day Out, Splendour In The Grass, and Sundance Film Festival in Utah, their music has been released to great acclaim across the world.

With festivals and sold-out tours, the band has come a long way from their humble beginnings as much loved indie rock kids in Fremantle.

Crab Fest Entertainment

Crab Fest has a long history of offering a unique experience for all ages and tastes, and this year’s event will be no different.

This year the free, two-day festival includes over 100 hours of free entertainment, including local and international acts across four stages, celebrities, unique food experiences, waterway activations, live music, a spectacular anniversary-edition fireworks display and Mandurah’s famous Blue Manna crabs.

Mayor Rhys Williams said Mandurah Crab Fest was a highlight in Western Australia’s event calendar and the 20th anniversary event was not to be missed.

“Crab Fest showcases what we all know, that Mandurah is such a special place with plenty on offer – from our waterways, our people and our relaxed alfresco lifestyle,” he said.

“The final touches are being put on this year’s Crab Fest and I’m really excited, it’s shaping up to be another crowd-pleaser with something for everyone.”

The award-winning Mandurah Crab Fest is Western Australia’s biggest free regional event and showcases the best food and entertainment the Peel Region offers and is supported by the state government through  Royalties for Regions.

For more information go to crabfest.com.au.