WA music body WAM has announced its annual WAMFest, WAMCon and WAMAwards planned for November this year will now take place in early 2021.

The reschedule comes after "careful consideration and ongoing observation of COVID-19 restrictions".

“WAMFest, WAMCon and the WA Music Awards are major milestone moments in the local music calendar,” WAM CEO Mike Harris said.

“It’s important we ensure delivery of the best events with the biggest impact, and we feel we would be somewhat compromised in November. By moving our major events to early 2021, we believe we can deliver the best events as possible for all Western Australians.’

The annual event includes a two-day conference, awards ceremony and slew of free performances across the state, drawing delegates from across the world.

The announcement coincides with news that the WA Government has designated $350k in funding towards WAM to inject into the state’s live music scene.

“The funds will provide much-needed support to venues, industry workers and artists through additional events and employment opportunities, with details to be released shortly,” reads a statement from the organisation.

For more details, head to the WAM website.