A premier event on the Australian music industry calendar, WAMi attracts over 20,000 local music fans, as well as interstate and international music industry visitors. WAM is already actively promoting attendance throughout the world, and will again be staging the WAMi Music Business Conference, which provides networking opportunities to help connect with artists with industry players.
Submissions are invited from acts of all contemporary genres that seek the opportunity to play at a WAMi Festival event, including the WAMi Awards Night, The Northbridge Saturday Spectacular and genre showcases across Perth and Fremantle. This is the first time that acts from anywhere in the world have the opportunity to catch the buzz of the WAMi Festival. Acts receive a flat fee/retainer for gigs, but are responsible for their own travel and accommodation etc. The WAMi Festival team can recommend suitable accommodation and travel options.
Previous WAMi Festival artists include Eskimo Joe, Tame Impala, End of Fashion, Downsyde, The Stems, Rhibosome, Karnivool, John Butler, Gyroscope and The Kill Devil Hills.
The 2011 WAMi Festival will celebrate WA’s thriving contemporary music community, hosting a diverse range of shows, professional development workshops and networking functions, with the newly renovated Bakery as the official WAMi Festival venue.
From 21 to 28 May, West Australian musical talent will be featured in a variety of mediums, including annual highlights Saturday Spectacular, Kiss My WAMi compilation CD and the Kiss My Camera Photographic exhibit (by mcqueen at dheadcom). We also offer new initiatives, combining special partnered showcases at The Bakery with genre specific music organisations, and a fun and non-traditional WAMi Awards Ceremony. Local acts will also have the chance to perform live for the Bill Me Festival Pitch and the Publishing Pitch, offering local artists immeasurable media, profile, skills and development opportunities.