Event

WAMfest Regional Showcases
28
Oct
2017
28
Oct
2017

WAMfest Regional Showcases

  • Location:Merredin
  • Venue:Tivoli Room
  • Length:5pm

I’ll be playing at the Merredin event on Saturday 28 Oct and then the WAMfest Regional Showcase Closing Party at The Railway Hotel at 5pm on 5 November – preceded by a 6pm gig at The Sewing Room – Wolfe Lane off Murray St Perth on 4 November. More regional showcase details below

It was almost a decade ago that WAMFest (or the WAMis, as the festival was called then) last seriously spread the love out in the regions. With the skyrocketing popularity of WAM’s projects such as ‘Sounds Of’ compilation recording series and Regional Touring Circuits in recent years, we’re excited to announce WAMFest presented by Drug Aware is expanding to celebrate some of the incredible local talent found in regional WA the week before the metro festivities kick off.

 

WA’s biggest local festival will see six shows taking place in regional WA, with showcases held in Margaret River, Dunsborough, Bunbury, Merredin, Mandurah and Albany. Both Albany and Dunsborough will host Mini-WAMCons, with WAMFest Live Coordinators and ex-regional musos Mark Neal and Skinny O’Leary sharing music industry knowledge at free workshops.

 

To top it off, 21 regional acts – representing Peel, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Kimberely and South West regions – will be showcased to metro audiences, with the WAMFest Live Closing Party / Regional Showcase helping close WAMFest on Sunday 5 November with a free, four-stage party held between The Railway Hotel and the Swan Hotel.

 

 

WAMFEST PRESENTED BY DRUG AWARE

LIVE REGIONAL SHOWCASES

 

MARGARET RIVER SHOWCASE @ SETTLERS TAVERN
Thursday 26 October
FEATURING: Valentine, Luke Fox, Katie J White

9.30PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

 

DUNSBOROUGH SHOWCASE @ CLANCY’S FISH PUB DUNSBOROUGH
Friday 27 October
FEATURING: Rory Faithfield, Tracey Barnett, Brayden Sibbald

9PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

 

DUNSBOROUGH MINI-WAMCON @ CLANCY’S FISH PUB DUNSBOROUGH

Friday 27 October
FEATURING: WAMFest Live Coordinators Mark Neal and Skinny O’Leary plus a panel of regional music industry leaders in the community.

TOPICS: Covering music artist career development, building audiences, planning shows, promoting them and more

6.30-7.30PM | FREE ENTRY – Register interest by emailing mark@wam.org.au

 

BUNBURY SHOWCASE @ PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL
Saturday 28 October
FEATURING: Julie Kember, Sirpit, El Dorado

9PM-Midnight | FREE ENTRY

 

MERREDIN SHOWCASE @ THE TIVOLI
Saturday 28 October – HARVEST NIGHT OFF
FEATURING: Pete Byfield, The Primary Collective, Refractory Road, and more

5PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

 

MANDURAH SHOWCASE @ THE FISH TRAP
Sunday 29 October
FEATURING: Indigo, Good Doogs, Applejack & Moonshine

2PM-6PM | FREE ENTRY

 

ALBANY SHOWCASE @ THE WHITE STAR HOTEL
Sunday 29 October
FEATURING: Kris Nelson, Mary Jane & The Smoke Detectors, Blue Stuka, Short Lived Ministry, Alison Parade, Joseph Goldsmith

5PM-10PM | FREE ENTRY

 

ALBANY MINI-WAMCON @ THE WHITE STAR HOTEL

Sunday 29 October
FEATURING: WAMFest Live Coordinators Mark Neal and Skinny O’Leary plus a panel of regional music industry leaders in the community.

TOPICS: Covering music artist career development, building audiences, planning shows, promoting them and more

Midday-3.30pm | FREE ENTRY – Register interest by emailing mark@wam.org.au

 

WAMFEST LIVE SUNDAY – CLOSING PARTY / REGIONAL SHOWCASE @ THE RAILWAY HOTEL & THE SWAN HOTEL (FOUR STAGES)

Sunday 5 November
FEATURING: Blue Stuka, Brad Holder, Brayden Sibbald, El Dorado, Erin Pope, Good Doogs, Indigo, Julie Kember, Kris Nelson, Luke Fox, Mary Jane & The Smoke Detectors

Pete Byfield, Refractory Road, Rory Faithfield, Short Lived Ministry, Sirpit, Tanya Ransom, The Eastern Line, The Primary Collective, Tracey Barnett, Valentine

2-8PM | FREE ENTRY

 

These events will see regional acts playing events in their hometowns, then having the chance to be part of the metro WAMFest and WAMCon events, allowing opportunities to network and connect with other regional and metro acts, plus music industry from all over Australia – and the world! Many will also showcase at twice during their time in Perth, providing better platforms for their careers to soar than ever before.

 

The regional programming expansion in 2017 has all been made possible with thanks to Drug Aware, Healthway, APRA AMCOS, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Country Arts WA, with State Government funding assistance from Royalties for Regions and Lotterywest.

 

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