The WAM Festival is the peak annual showcase and celebration of original WA contemporary music, capturing both fans' and the industry's imagination.

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…

LOCK IN KEY WAMFEST presented by Drug Aware 2017 DATES

With new Coordinators Mark NealSimon ‘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 Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 November

WAMAwards Thursday 2 November

WAMCon Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November

(more to come)



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Secures all opportunities and event access!

DEADLINE: 11.30PM, Monday 25 September (Unless sold-out earlier/boat full!)

WAMFest presented by Drug Aware returns in 2017 with a ridiculously packed program of WA talent awaiting discovery, which we can’t wait to announce soon. First though, we’re excited to launch WAMFest’s peak music industry advancing event; the WAMCon music conference, Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November 2017. The ultimate platform to help the music industry – from beginners to pros – navigate their way outta the jungle and into success city, 2017’s programming expands to include all new masterclass and Burgers & Bookers sessions, further enhancing its must-attend status.

To coincide with new early bird ticketing tiers to take advantage of if you’re quick, WAMCon’s sneaking a few cats outta the speaker bag, revealing the first four speakers out of what will be an all-star cast of 50+ music industry professionals ready to set your music career on fire. Get ready to pounce on opportunities with…



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WAMFest Live Saturday

With the premiere live music, public component of WAMFest evolving alongside a few naming tweaks, we’re excited to make the first programming revelations for the all new WAMFest presented by Drug Aware Live Saturday on 4 November. Letting go of the ‘Saturday Spectacular,’ the name might be simplified, but expect an even more spectacular explosion of local music love. 125+ WA acts will take over 19+ venues in the City of Perth, and all still FREE ENTRY to run/fun around as you please the entire day!

With a record-breaking 326 artists applying to be a part of WA’s biggest showcase and celebration of local talent, we’re psyched to present an electrifying mix of gold-certified acts with your future faves. From recent BIGSOUND hits like Boat Show, Stella Donnelly and Ziggy Ramo; to WAM award-winning acts The Money War, Rag ‘n Bone, Lucy Peach and Sydnee Carter; party professionals Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, The Southern River Band and Old Blood; and heavy bangers Tobacco Rat, Conform and FOAM; expect high quality sounds to tickle and wow all musical taste buds.

Where’s the fun going down? Apart from a number of new venues, prepare for Perth’s finest outdoor party, the famous Block Party upgrading to the super-charged Lot Party, the very first music event in Lot 10 South, a space adjacent to Yagan Square, elevating this soon-to-be central city cultural hive into a two-stage musical wonderland.


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Kiss My Camera

As part of the 2017 WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, WA’s fave music photography competition Kiss My Camera returns! 2016 marked the return of the competition after a 3-year hiatus, seeing record-breaking entries. Under the direction of fellow photographers, KMC Co-ordinator Linda Dunjey has helped drive a number of new developments, including a much-needed workshop for music photographers, an awards party that everyone can snap onto (and which doubles as the official WAMFest Opening Party), and a completely WA act-focused competition.




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].


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