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Freshly rebranded, WAMFest 2016 was a WAMazing four days, with record-breaking attendances seeing over 14,500 music lovers filling 26 music venues, including transformed spaces and even backyards. Over 160 WA acts played, showcasing the quality and diversity of WA’s vibrant musical landscape. It even took out the prestigious Australian Live Music Event Of The Year (Metro) category at the national The Au Awards. But we were still just getting started…
With new Coordinators Mark Neal & Simon ‘Skinny’ O’Leary now in place, and big ideas brewing, get set for an even more impressive celebration of WA music in 2017. We can’t reveal too much yet, but can sneak out a number of opportunities, and some of the key dates to fill your diary and ready yourself for good times with. Whether advancing your music career with the highly applauded music conference WAMCon, soaking up the incredible tunes coming out of this state at many of the free and ticketed events, or showcasing your wears, you’d best plan for the best WAMFest…
WAMFest Showcases ► Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 November
WAMAwards ► Thursday 2 November
WAMCon ► Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November
(more to come)
Calling all talented folk who want to help set WA alight with the sound of super fine music! We’re seeking stellar acts, Kiss My WAMi CD song submissions, promoters, venues and more to a) take advantage of the incredible opportunities to advance your career that WAMFest 2017 will provide and b) ensure this year’s WAMFest once again has people extolling it to be “the best ever!”
APPLICATIONS: Must be submitted by Thursday 20 July.
► We are currently seeking all movers and shakers in the contemporary music scene to showcase at WAMFest’s many events, from free public events like the Saturday Spectacular and Block Party, to industry-focused showcases and ticketed events across the weekend.
We’re only seeking applications here from acts that have a release planned for the months leading up to WAMFest (now until November 5). You must have concrete plans to launch your single/EP/album/video in the lead-up so we know you’ll be an act with momentum, helping attract bookers, label reps and other music industry speakers from around the world to check out your act.
All artists are also considered to be a part of the Kiss My WAMi compilation CD, which is distributed to industry representatives and the media ahead of WAMFest.
► Got a killer venue that supports contemporary music in WA, wherever that might be? Want to get involved in WAMFest? Drop us a line using this form and we’ll be in touch with more details.
► We’re currently seeking expressions of interest from existing promoters of WA contemporary music to host and coordinate showcase events on Friday 3 November. Drop us a line using this form and we’ll be in touch with more details.
USING MUSIC TO CONNECT WITH OUR FESTIVAL AUDIENCE
Want to get your brand in front of tens of thousands of people? This year’s WAMFest will be bigger and better than ever, reaching new audiences not only across Perth, but regionally as well.
WAMFest is a multi-faceted program of events and activities, attracting people of all age groups, and attracting equal numbers of men and women. If your business or organisation wants to be presented front and centre before our savvy, switched-on and engaged audience, let’s talk about partnerships.
We have a range of price points with commensurate benefits attached. Plus we also have plenty of brand activation ideas to really make your campaigns sing. Together, we can create a bespoke partnership package that meets your organisation’s objectives, delivers an outstanding ROI for your spend, and offers tangible outcomes, while your staff, stakeholders and guests engage with this celebration of WA artists.
CONTACT ► To find out more, please drop WAM Development Manager Georgia Kennedy a line on 08 9227 7962 or [email protected].