WAM FESTIVAL 2015: An Overview

WAM FESTIVAL 2015: An Overview

Thursday 5 November - Sunday 8 November

Various Venues

Ticket Prices: FREE & various prices, though everything free with a WA Music Conference ticket

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We’ve said this year’s WAM Festival will be bigger and better, and you can now count 166 playing across multiple WAM Festival events, including the likes of triple j conquerors Tired Lion; the Laneway leaping Methyl Ethel; a special solo RBMA preview set from KUČKA; Lost Highway signee Ruby Boots; cartoon beats hero Sable; the prize-slinging Sydnee Carter; supreme power metal lords Silent Knight; and Coin Banks on a mother truckin’ VIP Quay Note boat party! Not to mention a heap of WA Music Awards winners, guaranteed grinners and readymade sinners, waiting for your discovery. The majority of #WAMFest shows will be FREE, and ALL are free for #WAMConf ticket holders, which now also sees a massive 60 or so industry heavyweight speakers assembled from all around the world to impart there wisdom. So let’s start at the beginning of a power-packed 4 days of local goodness…

#WAMFest

 

WAM FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED BY ALCOHOL. THINK AGAIN. PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE CITY OF PERTH & LOTTERYWEST.
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THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER

WA MUSIC AWARDS (Jack Rabbit Slim’s)

Major Media Partner TheMusic.com.au

FEATURING: Jacob Diamond, Joni In The Moon, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse and Tomás Ford.

Debuting at Perth’s freshest late night hot spot Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Northbridge, this year’s coveted ‘WAMi’s’ will be handed out during an evening peppered with performances from some of WA’s most exciting talents. Due to the venue’s limited capacity, #WAMAwards tickets will be available strictly by invite; to nominated acts and #WAMConf ticket holders, who’ll be able to celebrate in style at the WA music industry event of the year.

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FRIDAY 6 NOVEMBER

WA MUSIC CONFERENCE Day 1/2 (State Theatre Centre of WA)

This year WAM’s stepping up the game and offering unprecedented value for artists, managers, students and those with a passion for music, with the benefits worth the cost of guaranteed extras and exclusive opportunities alone! Thanks to the Perth Theatre Trust, the move to the State Theatre Centre of WA will offer a dynamic environment for audiences to engage with the all-star cast from around the world in panel sessions, one-on-one meetings, radio pitching opportunities and networking sessions, with everything included in ticket prices – including also free entry to the debut Quay Note Boat Party, the WA Music Awards and all WAM Festival Friday Showcases!
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► QUAY NOTE BOAT PARTY @ THE SWAN RIVER

Presented by Moshtix

FEATURING: Coin Banks & Pilerats DJs
It’s theorised there’s Something In The Water in WA, so where better to celebrate WA music than on it…
5pm – 7.30pm | FREE ENTRY*
More info here.

 

WAM FESTIVAL FRIDAY SHOWCASES (Various venues)

A series of free and ticketed (or all free for #WAMConf ticket holders), genre or theme-specific showcases spanning Perth’s inner city suburbs, presented in conjunction with some of WA’s best promoters and organisations. Running from 5pm to late, there is something on the menu for every taste, from metalheads to beats boffins.

 

EVENTS INCLUDE:

► RTRFM & State Theatre Trust present
THE COURTYARD CLUB @ STATE THEATRE CENTRE COURTYARD
FEATURING: Ruby Boots, Gunns, The High Learys, Rachael Dease & Ben Witt
5pm – 10pm | FREE ENTRY
More info here.

 

PILERATS SHOWCASE @ JACK RABBIT SLIM’S
FEATURING: Sable, Catlips, Floria (QLD) & Time Pilot
9pm – 5am | FREE ENTRY
More info here.

 

THE COMMUNITY SHOWCASE @ THE BOSTON
FEATURING: Diger Rokwell, Empty, The Boost Hero Man, Cash KRZMA & DJ Silence
8pm – 2am | FREE ENTRY
More info here.

 

INDI SOUNDS @ THE INDI BAR
FEATURING: Riley Pearce, Stillwater Giants, Wanderlust, The Durongs & Nicky Sandover
7pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

STORMRIDER TOURING PRESENTS Triple Album Launch @ AMPLIFIER
FEATURING: Silent Knight, Orpheus Omega (VIC), Ragdoll & Wrath Of Fenrir
8pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

STATUS FACTORY SHOWCASE @ BABUSHKA – UPSTAIRS LEEDERVILLE HOTEL
FEATURING: Aslan, Jamyang, Phocal + special guests
8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

COLOSOUL FASHION SHOW @ DEFECTORS
FEATURING: Colosoul DJs & special guests
8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

THE JAZZ SHOWCASE @ THE ELLINGTON
FEATURING: Allira Wilson, Trisk & The Luke Minness Quartet
8pm – 12am | $20 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

SOGGYBONES SHOWCASE @ SOGGYBONES (West Perth Store)
FEATURING: Foxes, Puck, Leeches & Blackwitch
8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN & PERTH BLUES CLUB SHOWCASE @ PADDINGTON ALE HOUSE
FEATURING: Morgan Bain, Datura4, Andrew Winton & Matty T. Wall
8pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

SWEET OBLIVION SHOWCASE @ HQ LEEDERVILLE (all-ages)
FEATURING: Sydnee Carter, Spire, Figurehead & Fairbridge Quest Winners Shannon, Isla & Ella E.
5pm – 10pm | $10 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

BASSO BROUHAHA @ THE BASSENDEAN HOTEL
FEATURING: Trigger Jackets, Shimmergloom, The Witches, Oakland, Gold Suns
7.30pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

ROSEMOUNT RUMBLE @ THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL
FEATURING: Foreign Architects, Midnight Mules, Stop The Georgians, Lights Of Berlin, The Shops, Late Night Hysterics
7.30pm Onwards | $8 Door Sales*
More info here.

 

*All WAM Festival Friday Showcases events free for WA Music Conference pass holders, except for the Quay Note Boat Party which is subject to capacity

 

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SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER

WA MUSIC CONFERENCE Day 2/2 (State Theatre Centre of WA)

This year WAM’s stepping up the game and offering unprecedented value for artists, managers, students and those with a passion for music, with the benefits worth the cost of guaranteed extras and exclusive opportunities alone! Thanks to the Perth Theatre Trust, the move to the State Theatre Centre of WA will offer a dynamic environment for audiences to engage with the all-star cast from around the world in panel sessions, one-on-one meetings, radio pitching opportunities and networking sessions, with everything included in ticket prices – including also free entry to the debut Quay Note Boat Party, the WA Music Awards and all WAM Festival Friday Showcases!
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SATURDAY SPECTACULAR (Various Venues)

Major Media Partner: X-Press Magazine

Northbridge’s best live music venues coming to life and throwing open their doors to the public to host free live music showcases from midday to 2am, with 80+ acts featured at the following venues:

  • Wilson Roe St. Car Park (Block Party, info below)
  • The Bird
  • The Boston
  • Ezra Pound
  • Flyrite
  • Jimmy’s Den
  • The Moon
  • Mustang Bar
  • Universal Bar


BLOCK PARTY @ WILSON ROE St. CAR PARK

FEATURING: Tired Lion, Methyl Ethel, Command Q, Hamjam, Lower Spectrum, GRRL PAL, The Merindas, Fait, Lilt, Syllabollix, Our Man In Berlin, Rag N Bone, Randa & The Soul Kingdom & Bryte MC
► More artists, a second stage and increased capacity, the return of the Block Party (as part of the Saturday Spectacular) will this year provide thousands with a free block party-styled celebration of WA music and culture, right in the heart of Northbridge.
4pm – 12am | FREE ENTRY

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SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER

SUNDAY BEST (Fremantle Arts Centre and The Newport Hotel)
Presented by City of Fremantle

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE – FEATURING:
The Love Junkies, KUČKA (solo), Felicity Groom, Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, The Weapon Is Sound, Craig Hollywood (DJ sets) & Holly Doll (DJ sets)
2pm – 8pm

THE NEWPORT – FEATURING:
The Ocean Party (VIC), Pat Chow, Dream Rimmy, Erasers, Moana, Salary (ex-Celery), Filthy Apes & The Limbs
2pm – 10pm | FREE ENTRY

Extending the good times for a long-overdue mini fest in Fremantle, festivalgoers will be able to finish off their weekend in the beautiful surrounds of the Fremantle Arts Centre and the revamped The Newport Hotel. The three-stage event will feature 15 artists and will be free entry 2–10pm. Enjoy some of the best in the West at the ultimate WAM Festival finisher!

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