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Pilbara Touring Music Circuit w/ Davey Craddock & More

14 Aug




WAM’s pilot Pilbara tour a hit, round three packed with talent

In partnership with Atlas Iron, WAM’s Pilbara Touring Music Circuit is hitting all the right notes. Following the great success of the July tour, featuring Bradley Hall and the Bad Influence with Belle Harvey, the tour continues this August, showcasing Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, alongside Todd Pickett, Luke Dux and Jozef Grech.

Davey Craddock and co. will also take on the North West Fest alongside the likes of The Dandy Warhols, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Violent Soho, Pigram Brothers, The Aston Shuffle and more. Then in September, swaggering Freo legends Tom Fisher & The Layabouts head out to the Pilbara with Perth songstress Bridget Turner (Simone & Girlfunkle/Boys Boys Boys).

This initiative, which began in July, takes bands on a paid journey through the Pilbara region of WA, combining performances at several Atlas Iron mine sites, community festivals and licensed venue events. This model is based on feedback received through consultation with WAM’s Regional Touring Reference Group, featuring regionally based acts with extensive regional touring experience, including the likes of Dave Mann, Jonny Taylor, Blue Shaddy and Chris Matthews, and will run until September.

77 acts replied to WAM’s call for interest for this project, demonstrating a great desire to take advantage of touring within our own backyard expanse. Each act’s tour will see them playing 5-8 diverse shows, including a number of key opportunities at festivals, iconic venues and mine sites. Essential to establishing financially viable regional tours and encouraging further activity and opportunities for artists touring in the Pilbara region, this pilot project will inform further projects planned for the region in 2015 and beyond.

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Friday Aug 22ndNorth West Festival (4.30pm)

Friday Aug 22ndFinucane Island Club, South Hedland

Saturday Aug 23rdTambrey Tavern Function Centre, Karratha

Sunday Aug 24thNorth West Festival – Sunday Sundowner – Civic Gardens

Monday Aug 25th/ Tuesday Aug 26th / Wednesday Aug 27thAtlas Mine Sites



Tom Fisher & The Layabouts plus Bridget Turner

20-28 September

Key shows include: Portbound Festival (Port Hedland, Sat 20) and Red Earth Arts Festival (Karratha, Sun 28)



Aarom Wilson, WAM Marketing & Communications > [email protected] / 08 9227 7962


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