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WAMFest 2017 on the hunt for talent as regional programming expands

21 Jul

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.

 

DATES INCLUDE:

 

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

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REGIONAL ACTS APPLY HERE TO PLAY

 

 

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

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

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.