Your complete guide to the 2017 WAMAwards Most Popular Music Event nominees. See the full list of nominees here.
Blues At Bridgetown
In 1996, after only three years, Blues At Bridgetown was leading the way not only in terms of showcasing blues music and being one of the first blues festivals in Australia, but shutting down regional main streets was not commonplace and having any festival performances broadcast Australia-wide let alone internationally was unheard of. It’s not so common today either. Blues At Bridgetown truly established themselves as cutting edge and it all laid the foundation for today – the event is still going strong, showcases some the best musicians in the world alongside amazing up-and-coming talent and has become a significant contributor to the economic growth and vitality of Bridgetown and the Warren-Blackwood district.
Manifest the lifehack of the solar system that is Y*O*U*. “When you get here, you will already be there.” The latest Doogs was a sludge-pit dirt dessert. What comes after dessert? All the cosmic fruits. Crack that can, scan it to “the system” and oscillate to the gravitational grain waves.
Fairbridge Festival is Western Australia’s most popular family camping festival. This friendly celebration of folk, roots, blues, acoustic, Celtic, a capella and world music takes place annually in April, in the traffic-free, self-contained bushland site of Fairbridge Village on the South West Highway.
Every summer since 1993, Falls Music & Arts Festival has been at the forefront of the east coast Australian festival scene, defining the real difference between a mere music festival and a true festival experience. Capturing the essence of the Australian summer spirit, Falls embraces diversity, sustainability and community within a contemporary music event like no other. Transcending the common festival model, taking the time to curate a sophisticated experience that properly respects and honors time, people and place.
Perth’s biggest and best drug, smoke and alcohol free all-ages festival, HyperFest, features two live main stages, foam dance pit, sideshow alley market, live art battles, silent disco beach party chill out stage, gourmet food vans, water slides, dunk tank, photo booth, games, rides, live graph wall, merch and signing tent for all of your favourite artists.
RTRFM 92.1’s In The Pines
WA music’s day of days takes us back to the lush surrounds of the Somerville Auditorium on the grounds of UWA. Each year they mix up the line up with some oldies, some present favourites and the future of the WA music scene.
Nannup Music Festival
Nannup is a small historic timber town in the centre of Western Australia’s stunning Southwest, on the banks of the beautiful Blackwood River. Nannup Music Festival is held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities. The Festival, now in its 29th year, is a community event operated by a passionate and dedicated team of Staff and Committee from the not-for-profit Nannup Music Club.
Rust In Perth
After a year in the shadows, Perth’s premier heavy metal mini-festival is back in 2017 and better than ever. 13 bands, one day of all things heavy metal.
State Of The Art Festival
After another massive run this year, the seventh annual SOTA Festival will kick off at Elizabeth Quay on Monday 4 June 2018, as part of the 2018 WA Day long weekend festivities. As always, in addition to the epic sounds of SOTA, we will have plenty of food and drink to keep you hydrated and your energy levels high enough for dancing all day long.