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The event sees a number of bands, duos and solo acts heading to licensed and community venues across the Wheatbelt region. It’s a rare program that sees free entry performances in traditional pub venues, community rec centres and clubs throughout the Wheatbelt region, with leading acts from WA’s metro areas combining with a vast array of talented upcoming and established acts from the Wheatbelt. Assisting acts in gaining vital new connections with the Wheatbelt music networks and audiences, the program is geared towards establishing financially viable regional tour circuits and creating long-lasting community impacts, including promoting the #ElephantInTheWheatbelt road safety campaign.
Due to achieving record-breaking audience numbers across a range of venues for the 2015/2016 series, the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit continued for a 2016/2017 series, in partnership with RAC, and with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, Royalties For Regions and Country Arts WA.
With the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit kicking off in award-winning style for 2016/2017, WAM has also announced the Wheatbelt WAMbassador initiative, championing both Wheatbelt artists and road safety messages, with support from presenting partner RAC. The six chosen representatives are Erin Pope, Ash Nardini, Pete Byfield, Hayden Sprigg, Polly Medlen and Jayden Crook. The Wheatbelt WAMbassadors will each participate in one tour during the 2016/2017 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit. These passionate ‘WAMbassadors’ will engage with Wheatbelt communities, helping grow their local music scene and champion road safety messages. For more information on the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit for 2016/17 and the WAMbassadors and the video;
Wheatbelt Touring Circuit, presented by:
The regional tour has been funded through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program. The Regional Tours Fund is administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts in consultation with the Department of Regional Development.
PAST 2016/17 SERIES TOURS
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