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WAM realises that recognition is important to help artists forge a career, so have a number of award systems in place to help WA artists get ahead.

2016 WAMAwards

As part of WAMFest presented by Drug Aware (overview here), we’re pleased to reveal the 2016 WAMAwards nominees. This year the list is lead by Tired Lion, with a total of 6 nominations capping off what’s been a huge year for the grunge-tinged rockers. Coming up next are good times jazz-rap collective Koi Child (5 noms); psych-fueled garage post-punkers Hideous Sun Demon, Australiana rockers who want to know your postcode Verge Collection and the recently returned from Music Matters Rag n’ Bone (4); then Methyl Ethel and Lucy Peach (3). Multiple nominations were also scored by Abbe May, Andrew Winton, Benjamin Witt, Daniel Susnjar, Davey Craddock, Gina Williams, Legs Electric, Matt Gio, Mei Saraswati, Nerve Quakes, Old Blood, POW Negro, Tame Impala, Troye Sivan and Voyager, (view full list of nominees) reflecting the incredible strength and diversity of WA music.

more-info-6This year saw consultation with category specific specialists in the creation of judging panels, from which the nominees were selected. 700+ music industry members are now commencing voting to decide the winners of the craft and genre and industry awards, whilst all music lovers now also have their chance to decide the winners in six Public Voted Awards, including Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular Event and Most Popular Video. With the WAMAwards and voting hosted by Major Media Partner, make your votes count here and NOW, and certainly before 11.59PM WST Sunday 23 October.

And then it’s time to celebrate…



(Claremont Showgrounds)

THURSDAY 3 November   II   Major Media Partner

FEATURING: Live performances from Abbe May Gospel Choir (featuring Joni Hogan & Odette Mercy), Grace Barbé, Hideous Sun Demon, Lucy Peach, Phil Walley-Stack and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, plus after party performances from Soukouss Internationale and Mei Saraswati

tickets-6 Debuting at Perth’s new live music and multi-purpose venue, Gate One Theatre at Claremont Showgrounds, this year’s coveted WAMis will be announced during an evening peppered with performances from some of WA’s most exciting talents. Due to the event’s limited capacity, #WAMAwards tickets will be available strictly by invite to nominated acts and to earlybird WAMCon pass holders, plus limited tickets will be available to the public. This year tables are also available, with food and beverages included in the ticket price. To celebrate in style at the WA music industry event of the year, grab your tickets asap via Moshtix  Sorry, now sold out!





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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.