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WAMFest announces 2017 dates & new stats, plus last chance to complete survey & win!

13 Dec

By now you’re no doubt aware this year’s WAMFest presented by Drug Aware was our biggest yet, with record-breaking attendances across the board. Turns out we made a boo boo though… BUT, the kind of mistake we were happy to realise we made… After a few more figures came through, we discovered some key stats were even higher, including over 14,000 attendees – a 30% increase on last year’s numbers!

Time then to celebrate with a few more announcements (and more carefully calculated stats), including the dates to book in the most locally-fueled fun you’ll have next year, and how you can be a part of it…



2017 WAMFest DATES

We’re excited to reveal the dates for WAMFest 2017 nice and early! Mark these dates in your diaries if you know what’s good for you;

WAMFest  Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 November

WAMCon Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November

We can’t wait to bring you the best music WA has to offer, as well as the biggest chances to advance your music career. While we can’t say too much just yet, we can promise new additions and surprises are guaranteed…

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank 2014-2016 Festival Coordinator and all-round legend Greg Sanders, who just worked on his last WAMFest, and will be now focusing on his Gun Fever music business. Huge thanks to Greg for all his hard work, innovation and commitment over the past three years!



WIN by completing this quick survey for WAMFest 2016 by 5PM THIS FRIDAY!

more-info-5The 2016 WAMFest presented by Drug Aware saw more than 14,000 people impressed by over 160+ WA acts, record-breaking WAMCon speaker attendance, and a heap of sold-out and capacity-reaching events across the 4 days of festivities. We were psyched by these successes, but we want to keep on improving so people next year again say it’s “the best WAMFest ever”!

This is where we need YOU (best punters in the world, as well as media, acts etc) can help ensure next year’s WAM festivities are even better.

Whether you attended or didn’t attend this year’s festival, we’d like EVERYONE’S feedback to keep evolving WAMFest. By simply completing our quick survey you’ll play an important part in this, as well as automatically going in the running to WIN:

FIRST PRIZE ► Some of the finest headphones you can get; AIAIAI TMA-1 Carhartt headphones (Limited Edition, RRP $299). These are provided thanks to Headphonic. Visit them now

SECOND PRIZE  A CD prize pack consisting of 10 x compilation CD releases filled with the finest of WA music, including Kiss My WAMi CDs going back the last few years, Sounds Of compilations and more!!

Winners will be randomly selected 5pm THIS Friday 16 December.





A few additional and corrected highlights for this year’s WAMFest included:

Overall, the WAMFest saw a 30% increase in attendance, with over 14,000 music lovers satiated over the 4 days.

► The return of Kiss My Camera saw record breaking entries showcasing some of WA’s best photographers, and a partnership with the MRA Cultural Centre Screen saw the exhibition viewed by over 50,000 people. Check out some of the entries here

WAMCon saw more speakers attending than ever (73 in total), with more overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees received already

The Friday Showcases saw a record breaking attendance with over 3,100 punters, a 23% increase from 2015.




Without the following, WAMFest 2016 would never have happened, so we can’t thank them enough:



*Feature image: POW! Negro by Adrian Thomson

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

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.