A celebration of contemporary music, art and culture will light up Denmark this weekend as a curation of WA bands, DJs and creatives descend on the Great Southern for Red Gum Pass. Formerly known as Spacefest, Red Gum Pass will a feature a diverse line-up of live acts including Red Moon Cowboy, Alison Parade, Humble Armada and festival stalwarts Roydonk and Squidslick. “A lot of the bands know each other and about half of the people performing are from the Great Southern which is pretty cool,” event organiser Jeremy Staude said. “It’s small but it’s really community-based, that’s what I’m going for — a celebration of performers from the region and outside, to draw people together.” Staude curated two successful day-long fests in Albany last year and the popularity of the event among the contemporary community has seen it grow in capacity from 100 to 300 people. With around 20 tickets remaining, the third instalment is set to be a sell-out. “I felt that there was a gap that needed filling, so I thought I’d give it a crack,” Staude said. “I’ve learnt a lot each time, even more than I expected to, which is great.” Art markets, exhibitions, instalments and food trucks will add to the festival atmosphere. “I try and cater for everyone,” Staude said. “This year we’ve got all sorts of stuff happening, there’s two stages, inside will be folky stuff, alternative, shoegaze music, and outside there’ll be DJs and electronic music, fun music. “I’m pretty psyched.” Red Gum Pass will be held at Denmark ArtsHouse on Saturday, January 13 from 2pm to 12am. Tickets are available via Humanitix and further information on Red Gum Pass including a full line-up is available on the event website.