WAMFest 2016: WAMAwards Party
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WAMAwards PARTY @ GATE ONE THEATRE
THURSDAY 3 November II Major Media Partner TheMusic.com.au
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
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, in a red carpet ceremony that will be oozing musical class and good times. As well as awarding the winners in 31 #WAMAwards categories, the winners of the Kiss My Camera competition will be revealed, plus… the legendary The Triffids and Rick Steele will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame!
Due to the event’s limited capacity, #WAMAwards tickets have been made available by invite to nominated acts and to earlybird WAMCon pass holders, though limited tickets are available to the public if you’re quick… This year, tables are also available to all, 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, SOLD-OUT!
As part of WAMFest presented by Drug Aware (overview here), WAM recently revealed 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, Matt Gio, Mei Saraswati, Nerve Quakes, Old Blood, POW Negro, Tame Impala and Troye Sivan, reflecting the incredible strength and diversity of WA music.
It just so happens that there are a STACK of these nominated acts also performing at one of the many events Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 November, which you can check out and listen to here.
How are the winners decided? This year saw consultation with category specific specialists in the creation of judging panels, from which the nominees were selected. 700+ music industry members then voted to decide the winners of the craft and genre and industry awards, whilst all music lovers had the chance to decide the winners in six Public Voted Awards via TheMusic.com.au.
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