5 Artists you don’t want to miss at WAMfest 2018

October 30, 2018

Now in its twenty-fifth year, WAMFest is WA’s favourite annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers. Devoted to celebrating and showcasing local talent, the festival is the largest of its kind in the world, and will culminate this week, with a weekend filled with outdoor performances, venue showcases, workshops, and industry events all centred […]

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The AU Turns 10 in Perth: Meet the Bands playing our stages at WAMFest

October 21, 2018

On November 2nd and 3rd, more than one hundred local Western Australian bands will play at multiple venues across the city for FREE as part of the annual WAMFest. And this year, as part of the AU review’s national run of 10th birthday celebrations, we’re taking over no less than four stages at the Amplifier Capitol on […]

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116 live acts added to WAMFest in Perth: Here’s 6 to get excited about

September 13, 2018

Being the most isolated city in the world, Perth has always fostered its own local music scene, recently sharing successes Slumberjack, Ruby Fields and San Cisco with the rest of the country and world. WAMFest is an annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers spread across multiple venues and on November 2nd and […]

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Key dates for WAMFest 2018 announced; live music series and conference returning in November

June 12, 2018

WAMFest will return in November, showcasing the best of West Australian talent and welcoming music fans and industry folk from around the country to see just what is happening out on the west coast. Last year’s WAMFest attracted 40,000 people in what was a record setting year, with 304 local artists performing throughout the WAMFest […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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State of Affairs: Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival & more

December 15, 2016

In this week’s industry wrap up, the Victorian State Government promised to provide $10 million funding to create the long awaited Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival released their first confirmed line-up for 2017, and more! An Australian Music Hall of Fame is finally coming After 15 years of lobbying from Australian music big-names Michael Gudinski, Molly […]

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RTR FM’s Caitlin Nienaber & Xanthea O’Connor dish up their choice picks of WAMFest 2016

November 11, 2016

When it comes to West Australian music, the crew at RTR FM most definitely have their fingers on the pulse. With WAMFest taking over various Perth venues for another year, we headed to the community radio station and got picks and thoughts of this year’s line up from two boss ladies, Caitlin Nienaber and Xanthea O’Connor. Delve in and […]

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FOAM take us behind the scenes of their time at WAMFest 2016!

November 10, 2016

Last Saturday afternoon, WAMFest‘s Saturday Spectacular took over Perth streets to celebrate live music in a variety of venues that threw open their doors to the public for some unmissable free shows. One of the many artists on the bill, FOAM, take us through their experience and their own highlights from the event… __ Joel Martin: By 5:30pm, the sun had […]

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Prepare for WAMFest’s Saturday Spectacular with these artists!

November 4, 2016

WA music is going to be celebrated in all its glory tomorrow night, with WAMFest‘s annual Saturday Spectacular set to take over venues right throughout eleven venues from 4pm, November 5th. Venues including Badlands Bar, Jimmy’s Den, Ezra Pound and The Bird are all taking part, offering punters free live music late into the night. In short: […]

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Koi Child win big at WAMAWARDS in Perth, kicking off WAMFEST 2016 in style

November 3, 2016

Celebrating what has become a rich and diverse music industry out West overnight, the 2016 WAMFEST was kicked off brilliantly with this year’s WAMAWARDS. Held at the new Gate One Theatre at the Claremont Showgrounds, the event saw Koi Child (pictured) take home awards for four of their five nominated categories, while the likes of Abbe May, Verge Collection, Mathas, Tired Lion and […]

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The State of Affairs: APRA AMCOS release their 2015-2016 review report, Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition winners announced & more!

October 28, 2016

This week in the music industry, APRA AMCOS released their full review report for the 2015-2016 financial year period, Melbourne’s Gretta Ray won the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition, a new social networking app for the music industry was launched, and tickets to the inaugural National Live Music Awards are available now. APRA AMCOS 2015-2016 […]

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WAMAwards nominees and event details revealed!

October 12, 2016

The nominees for the 2016 WAMAwards have been revealed! As part of the 2016 WAMFest, the awards recognise Western Australian artists who have been achieving incredible feats through the year; leading the charge this year is Tired Lion with a total of six nominations. Koi Child follow close behind with five nods, while Hideous Sun Demon, Verge Collection and Rag N’ […]

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State of Affairs: Keep Sydney Open installs plaques outside live music venues, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announce new partnership & more!

September 30, 2016

This week in the music industryL Keep Sydney Open garnered wide media attention from all over the country when they partnered with 18 internationally successful homegrown artists to install plaques outside shutdown live music venues across the city, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announced a new partnership, and EMC 2016 announced their first lineup of […]

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Newly renamed WAMFest unveils details for 2016 event in Perth & Fremantle

September 1, 2016

From November 3rd – 6th this year, the WAM Festival returns to Perth, Freo and surrounding suburbs…but with a new shine. Now called WAMFest, the event today unveils its plans for its 2016 program – a four day celebration of live music in WA. Showcasing over 150 acts across over 20 venues, WAMFest will also host over […]

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