WAMFest announces 2016 first round of speakers for WAMCon
Mark the first weekend of November in your diaries folks.
WA's biggest and best music conference/festival WAM Festival is returning in 2016 with a new coat of paint, but keeping all the good stuff that's made the event a fixture on the Australian music calendar for a number of years. Now formally known as WAMFest and following on from last year's 11K+ attendees, it'll be taking place in Perth and Fremantle over four dates from Thursday 3-Sunday 6 November.
It'll once again deliver a smorgasboard of WA music, showcasing 150+ acts across 20+venues, along with the newly revamped WAMCon, including over 50+ speakers in total (the first 17 of which are listed below), along with the Block Party and Saturday Spectacular, an expanded Friday Showcases program (13 events already confirmed - details HERE), and an Australian first that will seeing WAMFest team up with Parlour to put festival programming into the hands of the public for Sunday Best! Plus there's the WAMAwards set for Thursday 3 November.
Presented in conjunction with Healthway to promote Drug Aware, you can check out the first round of speakers announced below, and grab an early bird ticket NOW.
Alex Paioff (CEO, Pilerats & Metric Events/Creative Director, Made In The Pile)
Alex Taggart (Music Rights Management, Outdustry Group/Head of Ops, The Syndicate – Beijing, China)
Andrew Fuller (Owner, myEntertainmentLawyer.com/Manager, Kim Salmon, Rob Snarski – VIC)
Andy Gumley (Booking Agent, Village Sounds – NSW)
Clive Hodson (Director, Perfect Pitch Publishing – NSW)
Craig Porteils (International Music Producer and Mixer – NSW)
Dave Ruby Howe (Director, triple j Unearthed – NSW)
Dom Alessio (Presenter, Home & Hosed, triple j – NSW)
Dorothy Markek (Music Director, Double J – NSW)
Esti Zilber (Associate Producer, Sounds Australia – NSW)
Evelyn Morris (Performer, Pikelet/Blogger, LISTEN – VIC)
Gareth Liddiard (Performer, The Drones – VIC)
Henry Compton (Director, Australia & New Zealand, The Orchard – NSW)
Jocelyn Kane (Executive Director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission – San Francisco, US)
John Chavez (Booking Agent, Ground Control Touring – New York, US)
Kylie Thompson (Owner, Sorrento Strategic Accounting)
Leigh Treweek (Director, The Music/Manager, Alex Lahey – VIC)
Marihuzka Cornelius (Label Manager and A&R, Ivy League/Performer, The Bloods – NSW)
Matt Johnson (Owner, Walking Horse Music/Manager, The Love Junkies, Patient Little Sister, Dream Rimmy)
Mike Harris (CEO, WAM)
Nevin Domer (Owner, Genjing Records/COO, Maybe Mars Records/Founder, Far Out Distant Sounds – Beijing, China)
Paula Guerra (Project Coordinator, KISMIF/Assist. Professor in Sociology, University of Porto–Portugal)
Scott Adam (Head of Programs, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, North Metropolitan TAFE)
Tom Harris (Managing Director, White Sky Music/Manager, The Little Stevies – VIC)
Tom Johannesen (Booking Agent, New World Artists – NSW)
Will Watson (Director/Agent, PS Music Group – QLD)
Zac Abroms (Co-Programmer, Face The Music/Manager, Kate Martin & Manor/Director, Vice Royalty/Director, Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival – VIC)