WAM announces 80+ acts to join this years WAM Festival

WAM announces 80+ acts to join this years WAM Festival

And thats only the half of it!

As the kickoff to the 2015 WAM Festival draws closer the final touches are being put onto what is sure to be the biggest and best showcase of West Australian music yet. The new look festival set-up begins on Thursday the 5th of November and includes all access conference tickets, a brand new Quay Note Boat party, a bigger and better Block Party and mini-fest on Sunday in Fremantle to wrap the event up. Today, WAMi has announced the first 81 acts that will be taking part in all the various forms of the festival, with the total tally of performers set to reach the 150 mark by the time the full release is out! There’s going to be plenty of great WA music to wrap your eyes and ears around and most of the shows will be absolutely free!

So you don’t miss a beat, here’s how the festival is taking shape:

Thursday, 5th November. WAMI Awards @ Jack Rabbit Slims

7:30 – 11pm

To kick-start the festival, the WA Music Industry Awards will be held down at everybody’s favourite new night-spot, Jack Rabbit Slim’s. Unfortunately, due to venue capacity, tickets are limited to invitees or conference tickets holders.

Feat: Jacob Diamond, Joni In The Moon, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse and Thomas Ford

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Friday, 6th – Saturday 7th November: WA Music Conference

Speakers from all over the world at all levels of music professionalism will be parting with their collective wisdom at a series of conference and speed dating sessions at the State Theatre Centre. Check out a list of the speakers here. Gain first hand access to the special guests as well as the first-of-its-kind Quay Note Boat Party. Tickets are required for this package but will be well worth it given the VIP treatment and access all areas.

Friday, 6th November – EVERYWHERE!

Friday is the day to get busy with shows spread all across Perth. Celebrating music of all styles and genres, the shows will be a combination of ticketed and non-ticketed events and will feature a host of WA and Australian talent.

The Courtyard Club @ The State Theatre Centre Courtyard

Ruby Boots, Gunns, The High Learys, Rachael Dease and Ben Witt

5pm – 10pm | FREE ENTRY

Pilerat’s Showcase @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Sable, Catlips, Floria (QLD) and Time Pilot

9pm – 5am | FREE ENTRY

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The Community Showcase @ The Boston

Diger Rokwell, Empty, The Boost Hero Man, Cash KRZMA and DJ Silence

8pm – 2am | FREE ENTRY

Indi Sounds @ The Indi bar

Riley Pearce, Stillwater Giants, Wanderlust, The Durongs and Nicky Sandover

7pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales

Stormrider Touring Presents a Triple Album Launch @ Amplifier

Silent Knight, Orpheus Omega (VIC), Ragdoll and Wrath of Fenrir

8pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales

Status Factory Showcase @ Babushka (upstairs of the Leederville Hotel)

Aslan, Jamyang, Phocal and special guests

8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales

Soggybones Showcase @ Soggybones

Foxes, Puck, Leeches and Blackwitch

8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales

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Colosoul Fashion Show @ Defectors

Colosoul DJs and special guests

8pm – 12am | $10 Door Sales

Villanova Studios Showcase @ The Ellington

Allira Wilson, Trisk and the Luke Minness Quartet

8pm – 12am | $20 Door Sales

Blues at Bridgetown and Perth Blues Club Showcase @ Paddington Ale House

Morgan Bain, Datura4, Andrew Winton and Matty T. Wall

8pm – 12am | $15 Door Sales

Sweet Oblivion Showcase @ HQ Leederville (all ages)

Sydnee Carter, Spire, Figurehead, and Fairbridge quest Winners Shannon, Isla and Ella E.

5pm – 10pm | $10 Door Sales

Saturday, 7th November @ Wilson/Roe St. car park

4pm – 12am

Block Party is back! This year the party is even bigger with an added stage, more artists and an increase capacity. As part of the Saturday Spectacular (more to be announced), the Block Party is the ultimate celebration of WA music, and its absolutely fee!

Featuring: Tired Lion, Methyl Ethel, Comman Q, HamJam, Lower Spectrum, GRRL PAL, The Merindas, Fait, Lilt, Syllabollix, Our Man In Berlin, Rag N Bone, Randa & the Soul Kingdom and Bryte MC

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Sunday Best @ Fremantle Arts Centre / The Newport Hotel

2pm – 10pm

Extending the WAM fest. By an extra day was a necessity with all the great music that we’ve been treated to this year. This year, Sunday is devoted to a mini festival down in Fremantle to cap off what will surely be an exceptional weekend. Once again, tickets won’t cost you a penny!

Featuring: The Love Junkies, KUCKA, Felicity Groom, Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics, The Weapon Is Sound, Craig Hollywood (DJ Set), Holly Doll (DJ set), The Ocean Party, Pat Chow, Dream Rimmy, Erasers, Moana, Salary, Filthy Apes & the Limbs

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