2017 WAMFest Reveal Monster First Round Of Artists

Ziggy Ramo Ziggy Ramo
Big, deep breath WA… this is massive.

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 Artists

Boat Show
Brayden Sibbald
Burundi Peace Choir
Candy Guts
Carla Geneve
Dan Howls
Davey Craddock
Death Disco DJs
Delilah Rose & The Gunslingers
Demon Days
Dilip 'n The Davs
Edie Green
El Dorado
Elli Schoen
Em Burrows
Erin Pope
Georgia Reed
Good Doogs
Grievous Bodily Calm
Helen Shanahan
Hercules Morse
Hi. Ok, Sorry.
Holographic Moon Society
Isla Imogen
Jacob De Gaye
Japanese Tongue Sisters
Joel Barker & The Low Company
John Bennett
Juliana Areias
Julie Kember
Karin Page
Kelly Gardner
Kings & Queens
Kris Nelson
LC Mckenzie
Levi Walsh
Licy Be
Lost Honours
Lucy Peach
Luke Fox
Marksman Lloyd
Mary Jane & The Smoke Detectors
Matt Allen
Michael Strong
Minky G & Rosco
Moorditj Brothers
Ohm Rune
Old Blood
Pat Chow
Pete Byfield
Pilerats DJs
Primary Collective
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Rag N' Bone
Ralway Bell
Randa & The Soul Kingdom
Refractory Road
Riley Pearce
Rory Faithfield
Ruby May
Ryan Beno
Sam Perry
Segue Safari
Short Lived Ministry
Sly Withers
Soukouss Internationale
Spacey Jane
Spilt Cities
Stella Donnelly
Surf Rabbits
Sydnee Carter
Tanaya Harper
Tanya Ransom
The Bambuseae Rhythm Section
The Brow
The Caballeros
The Floors
The Joyful Noise
The Limbs
The Little Lord Street Band
The Money War
The Southern River Band
Tobacco Rat
Tracey Barnett
Vanessa Hopes
WAAPA Gospel Choir
Western Kinsmen Of The Sun
Young Robin
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