Applications now open for the 2016 Bush Bands Program!

The 14th annual Bush Bands Bash is coming up for another year and the applications are now open for bands to take part in not only the concert, but also the Bush Bands Business skills camp that comprise the program as a whole this year.

The concert is the biggest celebration of Indigenous music in Central Australia and while the live music component is obviously a huge drawcard, the opportunities for musicians to gain some important and invaluable skills and mentoring via a three day development camp in Alice Springs this August is also another awesome part of what the Bush Bands Bash offers.

The program in 2015 included artists from Santa Teresa, Nyirripi, Yuendumu, Warakurna, Indulkana, Elliott, Ampilatwatja, Wutunugurra, Haasts Bluff, Ikuntji and the Marlinja communities and for the program this year, MusicNT is encouraging even more community bands to submit!

Adelaide Wood, Bush Bands Coordinator, says of the opportunities afforded artists via the program, “The application process is competitive but we’re not only interested in the ‘best’ bands, we want to hear from new bands, from musicians who are committed and from all those people out on community who are playing great music right now! This is an amazing opportunity and MusicNT is proud to offer it to all Aboriginal desert bush bands.”

Applications for the 2016 Bush Bands Program close on Monday, May 30th. The development program runs from August 24th-27th at the Ross River Resort, while the Bush Bands Bash is held in Alice Springs on August 28th!

For more information on how to be involved, head here!



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