Small Halls Winter Tour Coming to WA

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Jed Parsons and Alana Wilkinson will feature on
their upcoming Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia. 

Presented by veteran festival producers Woodfordia Inc, this tour will be the 40th edition of
the much-loved not-for-profit music tour. Taking in over 200,000km2 of the western state, this tour will see two beautiful songwriters sharing stories with 16 communities over three weeks.
The Winter Tour 2024 will commence in the northern Wheatbelt town of Badgingarra,
continuing up to Perenjori, before heading along the Great Eastern Highway all the way to
Kalgoorlie. The tour will then loop down through the Great Southern and South West regions
of the state, before working its way back up through the Wheatbelt.

In a number of short years since the release of his dazzling debut album, ‘Midnight Feast’,
indie-pop virtuoso Jed Parsons has etched his mark on the New Zealand music scene.
Parsons’ music strikes a delicate balance between eccentricity and intimacy, brimming
with energy and musical sensitivity.

“It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time to tour Australia. As a multi-instrumentalist,
I’ve played all the big folk festivals and toured over there with other Kiwi acts including my
cousin Mel Parsons, but this will be the first time I properly tour there with my own music. I’m
so stoked to be on the road with Alana Wilkinson too – her music is beautiful and I can tell
already that we are going to have a lot of laughs together. I’m assuming the small rural
halls of Australia are similar to those in New Zealand too – there is an incredible warmth and
sense of community that is unrivalled when it comes to social events in those buildings. I
can’t wait,” said Jed.

Award winning songwriter and folk-pop-punk poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as
one of the most loved artists on the Australian scene. Combining delicate melodies with
disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson’s 2024 is powering into
a memorable year. With one Small Halls Tour under belt this year already, she can’t wait to
get back on the road.


“I am over the moon to be hitting the road with Jed Parsons on The Festival of Small Halls tour in WA. These shows celebrate the coming together of community, live music, storytelling and connection in that remarkable and magical way that Woodfordia is known for. I am absolutely chuffed to be a part of it.” Festival of Small Halls Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia starts on Wednesday 7th August at the Badgingarra Hall before continuing on to another 15 communities across Western Australia. The tour concludes in Williams on Sunday 25th August.