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WAMFest and WAMCon 2019 Announced!

28 Aug

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After months of planning and preparation, WAM are excited to announce the details of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit and WAMCon 2019!

One of the world’s largest celebrations of local original music, WAMFEST, returns on Friday November 1 – Saturday November 2 for another multi-day feast of non-stop original live music across Perth and Northbridge. Spanning across two dates, the free-entry festival features a carefully curated line-up of Western Australia’s most exciting, diverse and progressive contemporary original musicians. Showcasing out of venues and outdoor stages in the city hub and Northbridge, the two-day event invites the public and industry representatives to explore, discover and celebrate the talent born from our West Australian home.

WAMFest is proud to be working alongside city hub venues The Sewing Room, Amplifier Capitol, Holmes & Co, Wesley Church, Lucy’s Love Shack and Cheeky Sparrow, and Northbridge centred venues The Bird, Nevermind Smallclub, Jack Rabbit Slims, Badlands, Hen House Live, James Street Bar and The Boston. Perth Cultural Centre, State Theatre Courtyard and Northbridge Piazza will play home to outdoor and all-ages stages providing a space for all members of the community.

This year sees a celebration of the many voices contributing to West Australian music, including team-ups with youth and community focused organisations WAM New Noise Collective, music school Rock Scholars, SAE Institute plus hardrock, metal and blues specialist The Rock Pit and underground music promoter and supporter, Alt. 

The initial line-up announcement includes Perth heavyweights Ruby Boots, Abbe May, Daybreak, Demon Days, Dulcie, Grace Barbe and Downsyde alongside over 80 other acts. With a focus on showcasing the array of genres that create WA’s thriving music sector, this year’s event features the best of indie rock, hip-hop, country, blues, pop, jazz and more… there truly is something to match everyone’s musical tastes.

WAMFest First Announce
In Alphabetical order

457 | Abbe May | Adrian Dzvuke | All this Filth | Ashlea Reale and the Outlaws | Bexx | Big Orange | Boox Kid | Bradley Hall Band | Butter | Children Of The Tide | Chloe Keyt | Claudie Joy | Conform | Daybreak | Death By Denim | Duck Teeth | Duende Indalo | Dulcie | Electric State | Ella Munro | Farraday’s Cage | Fraeya | Freak Vibe | Gap Year | Gazey | Ghost Care | Grace Barbe | Homebrand | Honestly | Hyclass | Idle Eyes | Illyria | Injured Ninja | Jacob Diamond | Karin Page | Kol Nafshi | Last Lions | Lucas Jones | Lucy Peach | MALi JO$E | Matty T Wall | Medicaine | Miss Genius | New Nausea | No Future | No Nomad | Noah Dillon | Oversentimental | Pestis Cultus | Phoneline Valentine | Physical Release | Psychonaut | Refractory Road | Riley Pearce | Roda Perez | Ruby Boots | Salary | Sarmec | Self Harm | Shadow | Shangrila | Smol Fish | Superhighway | T.Sherry | Tanaya Harper | Tanya Ransom | Tempest Rising | The Hunting Birds | The Little Lord St Band | The Mascara Snakes | Tone Youth | Tracey Barnett | Triangle Fight | TRISK | Turnstyle | Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment | Web Rumors | Worlds Apart | Your Girl Pho

Returning to its home at the State Theatre of Western Australia on the 1st and 2nd November of 2019, WAMCon continues its focus to deliver West Australian Artists and Industry accessible opportunities to learn, engage and interact with the broader music sector. This year’s Conference draws attention to issues including diversity, accessibility and sustainability practices through a combination of panels, presentations and one-on-one networking opportunities.

Featuring international guests Ground Control Touring (USA) agent Timmy Hefner, Secretly Canadian’s (USA) Bri Aab and Dropout Media / Prophecy Productions (USA) owner Matt Bacon. These speakers are at the forefront of the most exciting things happening outside of our shores.

Meanwhile hailing from Australia is a plethora of Aussie industry powerhouses including Collective Artist Agency’s founder Bec Young (NSW), Triple j’s assistant music director Gemma Pike (NSW), Publishing know-how specialist Chealsea Gough (VIC), and New World Artists Agent Liam Saunders (VIC).

WAMCon ticket holders will gain access to a sea of career building opportunities, offering an array of networking and educational opportunities. Featuring conversation-fuelled panels, unearthing what direction the industry is taking in 2019 and beyond; and practical master classes from professionals who are elbows deep in the grit and glamour of the industry, providing participants with real-world insights and straightforward advice to assist in navigating this complex and delicate industry. Returning in 2019 are the much loved events Bookers & Burgers at The Bird, Radio Pitching, Music Industry Speed Dating and the Quay Note Boat Party.

Early Bird tickets for WAMCon 2019 are now available here – don’t miss the boat!

WAMCon First Announce:

Amanda Mason – Media Arts Lawyers, Melbourne AU

Amelia Jenner – Fbi, Sydney AU

Bec Young – Collective Artists, Sydney, AU

Bri Aab – Secretly Canadian, New York US

Chelsea Gough – Native Tongue Publishing, Melbourne AU

Dorothy Markek – Double J, Sydney AU

Gemma Pike – Triple J, Sydney AU

Giulia McGauran – GG McG, Melbourne, AU

Guven Yilmaz – Vita Artists, Melbourne AU

Liam Saunders – New World Artists, Melbourne AU

Matt Bacon – Dropout Media / Prophecy Productions, New York, US

Phaedra Watts – Nannup Festival, Nannup AU

Simon Hunt – UNSW, Sydney AU

Timmy Hefner – Ground Control Touring/Chaos in Texas, Austin, UA

Want to keep up to date on all the details? Head to wamfest.com.au and follow WAMFest on Facebook and Instagram

 

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.