WAMFEST

presented by Drug

Aware REGIONAL

SHOWCASES

Regional Showcases

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.

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.


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

9.30PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

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

9PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

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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

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

9PM-Midnight | FREE ENTRY

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

5PM- Midnight | FREE ENTRY

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

2PM-6PM | FREE ENTRY

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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

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ALBANY MINI-WAMCON @ THE VANCOUVER ARTS CENTRE

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

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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, Carla Geneve, El Dorado, Erin Pope, Good Doogs, Indigo, Isla Imogen, Julie Kember, Kris Nelson, Luke Fox, Mary Jane & The Smoke Detectors, Pete Byfield, The Primary Collective, Refractory Road, Rory Faithfield, Short Lived Ministry, Sirpit, Tanya Ransom, Tracey Barnett, Valentine

2-8PM | FREE ENTRY

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