After record-breaking attendances saw over 14,500 music lovers filling WA venues last year, WAMFest (1-5 November) have unveiled a gargantuan list of artists and bands as part of the WAMFest Live Saturday component of the event.
125+ WA acts will be squeezing into 19+ venues in the City of Perth. And the best part? It's all free entry, so you can run/ fun around as you please for the entire day.
With a record-breaking 326 artists applying to be a part of WA’s biggest showcase and celebration of local talent, who will be the next Tame Impala, Pond, Ta-ku or Troye Sivan you discover this year?
From recent BIGSOUND hits like Boat Show, Stella Donnelly and Ziggy Ramo; to WAM award-winning acts The Money War, Rag 'n Bone, Lucy Peach and Sydnee Carter; party professionals Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, The Southern River Band and Old Blood; and heavy bangers Tobacco Rat, Conform and FOAM; expect high quality sounds to tickle and wow all musical taste buds.
Prepare for Perth’s finest outdoor party, the famous Block Party upgrading to the super-charged Lot Party, the very first music event in Lot 10 South (a space adjacent to Yagan Square) elevating this soon-to-be central city cultural hive into a two-stage musical wonderland.
As WAMFest Co-Coordinator Mark Neal explains, WAMFest will continue to shake things up venue-wise all over Perth. “We are excited to expand into the city, using Amplifier and Capitol for WAMFest again, and thrilled to have new venues like Tetsuo NC, one of the first events in The Sewing Room, and WAMFest debuts at shiny spaces in Laneway Lounge and The Globe.
“All-Ages stages catering to young and 18+ alike will see a diverse mix of fine songwriters at the Perth Cultural Centre Wetlands, and youth relevant acts in Forrest Place, both starting from 12pm to cater for anyone who needs a place to combine live music with a bite to eat,” continues Neal.
“We also have an All Ages friendly area within this year’s debut Lot Party. Wesley Church will also cater to all ages, in another WAMFest first.”
Add in staple highlights The Bird, Jack Rabbit Slims, Universal Bar, The Mustang Bar, The Boston, The Moon Café, Badlands, Hen House Live and The Court, and you’ve a rollicking party from midday to late, allowing music lovers to swing freely from venue to venue.
And that's just the start of the musical adventure with the Friday and Sunday programmes and a cheeky Opening Party seeing 41+ shows (including 19+ free events) take place at 33+ venues, showcasing 180+ West Australian acts. Stay tuned for updates.
WAMFest Live Saturday ArtistsBluntfield
Burundi Peace Choir
Death Disco DJs
Delilah Rose & The Gunslingers
Dilip 'n The Davs
Grievous Bodily Calm
Hi. Ok, Sorry.
Holographic Moon Society
Jacob De Gaye
Japanese Tongue Sisters
Joel Barker & The Low Company
Kings & Queens
Mary Jane & The Smoke Detectors
Minky G & Rosco
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Rag N' Bone
Randa & The Soul Kingdom
Short Lived Ministry
The Bambuseae Rhythm Section
The Joyful Noise
The Little Lord Street Band
The Money War
The Southern River Band
WAAPA Gospel Choir
Western Kinsmen Of The Sun