WAMFest 2017 on the hunt for talent as regional programming expands
REGIONAL PROGRAMMING TO EXPAND, WITH APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO SHOWCASE AT WAMFEST 2017
Whilst WAMFest 2016 was a WAMazing four days, seeing record-breaking attendances of over 14,500 music lovers filling 26 music venues, transformed spaces and even backyards, WAMFest 2017 is set to be even bigger. What’s more, we’ll be expanding our regional programming, showcasing local venues and artists in regional WA, plus more focused Perth showcases of regional talent than ever before.
WAMFEST REGIONAL – SHOWCASING LOCAL REGIONAL ACTS
For the past few years WAMFest has celebrated the venues around metro WA that support live local sounds. This year’s WAMFest is setting its sights on further expanding our reach into beloved WA venues all over this state, turning some much-needed attention to regional WA venues and highlighting some of the greats that have been supporting original music in regional WA for many years. Happening the weekend before the metro WAMFest celebrations, regional showcases will light up all over WA from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October.
Opportunities to perform at WAMFest in Perth and Northbridge are open to all regional acts, but in year one of our regional WAMFest tour we are first turning a focus to a selection of venues within South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Peel areas. WAMFest will select three regional artists from each area to perform at their local venue.
Thursday 26 October – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Friday 27 October – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough
Friday 28 October – Merredin event to be announced
Saturday 28 October – The Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury
Saturday 28 October – Mandurah event to be announced
Sunday 29 October – The White Star Hotel, Albany
WAMFEST METRO – SHOWCASING REGIONAL ACTS IN PERTH
Whilst the regional showcases will celebrate regional talents in their hometowns, WAMFest’s metro activities will also have a much stronger focus on highlighting these talents, showcasing to Perth audiences (including music industry from all over the world) the impressive talents brewing outside of the big smoke. Select acts applying for local showcases will also be invited to travel to Perth and perform as part of WAMFest on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, giving regional acts the chance to be celebrated both in their home town and in Perth. As with all WAMFest events, acts will be paid for their performances. However, if accepting offers, chosen acts must be prepared to pay for their own travel to Perth.
REGIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11.59PM WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST
For more information, please contact:
Mark Neal WAMFest Co-Coordinator: E [email protected] p: 8 9227 7962
Skinny O’Leary WAMFest Co-Coordinator: E [email protected] p: 8 9227 7962