The Update – March 2023
The Fever return in a nail-biter!
Perth’s beloved West Coast Fever kicked off the new Super Netball season with a thrilling 1-point victory in the Grand Final rematch against the Melbourne Vixens. This was the first of seven games the Fever will play at RAC Arena this season as they look to go back-to-back after their championship year in 2022. To see the Fever in action at RAC Arena, purchase tickets here.
Rod and Florence captivate crowds
Over two epic weekends, Florence + the Machine and Rod Stewart each put on incredible performances in what was the fourth time Florence has performed at the venue, prior to 2012, 2015 and 2019, and the second appearance for Sir Rod, previously 2014. Clearly Perth fans are as much in love with them as they are with us, with a combined attendance of over 23,500 coming to see the 128th ranked (Florence) and 49th ranked (Rod) on The Rolling Stones list of the 200 Best Singers of All Time.
Lights out for Earth Hour & Containers for Change for Global Recycling Day
At 8:30pm on Saturday March 25, RAC Arena switched off the lights and joined thousands of others across Australia and the globe participating in Earth Hour. It was also earlier in the month on Global Recycling Day, March 18, that we released an informative video created with help from our waste management company, W.R.I.T.E solutions, and Tim Cusack. Tim is the CEO of Containers for Change, and it was great to have him in to discuss the initiative, as well as offer insight into how all West Australians can be involved in helping to make a difference through Containers for Change both inside and outside of our venue. Watch the video with Darragh from W.R.I.T.E solutions and Tim here.
Talking all things International Women’s Day inside and outside of the business.
On Wednesday March 8, RAC Arena celebrated International Women’s Day by releasing a video featuring local sensation, Famous Sharron, chatting to some young minds about all things IWD and the motto ‘Embrace Equity’. You can watch that video here. Internally, key female leaders at RAC Arena were also interviewed about what the day meant to them and their careers, which you can enjoy reading about here.
Comedy Kings crack-up the crowd
Our sides have never ached so much from all the laughing we did in March. On the 13th, UK comic Jimmy Carr officially ticked off RAC Arena on his already busy list of shows he was performing whilst in Australia. The following night, Canadian Russell Peters brought his new stand-up gig to Perth. It was his third time playing at our venue and was the first of a string of shows he played across the country. Speaking of previous performers, Kevin Hart also played to a packed audience on March 29 and we finished off an incredibly funny month with Michael McIntyre performing his show, ‘Jet-lagged and Jolly’, across both March 31 and April 1. It was no laughing matter how busy we were!
Take a walk down Memory Lane of yesteryear
As part of our 10th anniversary last year, we proudly launched our Memory Lane Photo Exhibition which was curated by our good friend and photographer, Duncan Barnes. At the time, the exhibition showcased the top 20 photos from our first decade as Perth’s Home of Live Entertainment, but now that our celebrations have all wrapped up, we have revamped the exhibition to focus on the top 20 photos of 2022. You can see the new photo exhibition for yourself on your next visit to RAC Arena, located between Door 5 and Door 11 on Level 1.