WAMFest update: Sat Spec announced, new WAMCon speakers and more

WAMFest update: Sat Spec announced, new WAMCon speakers and more

The annual WA music scene highlight gets bigger and bigger.

There's some spectacularly large news to come out of the WAMFest this week, so we'll try to capture it all as concisely and quickly as we can inside this little blog post right here.

The first important thing to note really, before you even bother checking all the below because you know it's gonna be great is that the deadline for cheaper early bird tickets is midnight Monday 3 October, so go suss your options HERE.

Also if you've missed it, WAMFest are bringing back the v-awesome Kiss My Camera competition, which we posted the other day - details HERE.

Righto, here goes:


WAMCon has added to its already massive list of international and national speakers arriving in WA for conferences and panels on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November.

The new speakers include:

Stephen Goodhew (Music Director, FBi Radio – NSW)

Rebecca Young (Booking Agent, WME – NSW)

Paul Mason (Director Music, Australia Council for the Arts – NSW)

Nick Yates (Head of Artist Management, UNIFIED – NSW)

Matt Walters (Founder, Parlour Gigs – VIC)

Gemma Pike (Presenter/Music Programmer/Producer for 2016, triple j – NSW)

Damian Cunningham (Audience and Sector Development – Director, Live Music Office – NSW)

Colin Walker (Executive Director, Arts & Cultural Development, DCA)

Christina Ballico (Researcher, Griffith University – QLD)

Alyssa-Jane Ivery (Brand & Social Media Manager, Secret Sounds/Village Sounds/Splendour In The Grass/Dew Process/Create Control – NSW)


The next order of business, and you're gonna need to take a big breath for this one, is that 80+ killer local artists have been announced for the ever-fantastic Saturday Spectacular (November 5), taking over 11 venues from 4 til 11pm, including the Wilson Roe St. Car Park (Block Party), PICA Amphitheatre (Perth Cultural Centre – ALL AGES), Badlands Bar, The Bird, The Boston, Ezra Pound, Hen House Live, Jimmy's Den, The Moon, Mustang Bar and Universal Bar.

The line-up across those 7 hours is massive, so we won't scroll it down the page 'cause otherwise you're gonna be here all day:

Ah Trees - Angus Dawson - Bahasa Malay - Barefeet Sojourns - Bats - Belgrade - Bells Rapids - Beni Bjah - Ben Taaffe - Black Stone From The Sun - Catzilla - Cubs - Demon Days - DIY Rainclouds - DJ Shannon Fox - Dmtellic - Figurehead - Filthy Apes - Flossy - FOAM - Golden String - Gold Suns - Henry Maxwell - Hideous Sun Demon - Hope Street - Human Buoy - Hussy - Hyla - Jacob Diamond - Joys - Lanark - Leafy Suburbs - Legs Electric - Leoh - Leon Osborn - Lilt - Lionizer - Lucy Peach - Mathas - Mhindel - Mike Midnight - Moana - Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics - Oli - Parnell March - Pete Byfield - Peyton - Pilerats DJs - POW Negro - Premiss (ft. Coin Banks, Marksman Lloyd & special guest MCs) - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Rok Riley - Salary - Scalphunter - Segue Safari - Skullcave - Sly Withers - Small Town Heroes - Spaceman - Spire - Stillwater Giants - Sugar Army - Sydnee Carter - Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving - The China Blue Experiment - The Chlorines - The Crystal Moth - Thee Loose Hounds - The Money War - The Primary Collective - Time Pilot - Tobacco Rat - Usurper Of Modern Medicine - Verge Collection - Whisky Au Go Go - Yaqui Yeti - Young Robin


In an Australian Festival first, WAMFest presented by Drug Aware is putting the festival into the hands of the punters by partnering with Parlour to bring you this year’s epic closing party, Sunday Best, on Sunday 6 November. Parlour is something like an AirBnB for music - providing a unique online platform to put artists in touch with music lovers who want to hose an event in their own bloody home, making this your chance to create your own WAMFest party - more details on how to apply HERE


Friday 4 November sees a series of live music showcases presented by WA's best promoters, organisations and venues, in conjunction with WAM. it will feature shows presented by the likes of moshtix, Perth Theatre Trust, RTRFM, Emergence Creative, Cool Perth Nights, Move, Spooky Action, Stormrider Touring, Sweet Mate Music, Matchless Music, Blue Grey Pink and Unzipped Records from 5pm til late at various venues from Northbridge to Freo, Bassandean and back again - more details on those parties HERE.

Follow WAM on FACEBOOK for more updates as they come to light.

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