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WAMFEST New shows, nominees, artists & more

Adding to the already massive WAMFest Live line up of 147 Western Australian acts comes another 52 additions to this huge free entry event taking over Perth City on Friday, November 2 and Northbridge on Saturday, November 3.

And if that’s not enough live local music, the City of Vincent is lending a hand in throwing a WAMFest Live North Perth party on Sunday, October 28, featuring another 21 acts. And you guessed it, that’s all free entry as well.

The final acts announced for WAMFest Live Friday include an extra 33 acts to get your Friday night going with party starters Soukouss Internationale, Old Blood, G*Rey and Tomas Ford just added; as well as music to soothe your soul after a long week with soloists like Julian Webb, Kris Nelson, and Ryan Edmond also joining the bill, and many more.

Plus WAMFest Live Saturday has unveiled a further 19 acts across its 12 venues and 4 outdoor stages. Salary caps off the two-stage Lot Party lineup, and down in the Yagan Square auditorium, Zoe Ryan joins the bill. At Paper Mountain, the Outcome Unknown presented showcase gains Cossio / Caratti / Symczycz and Filth Goddess. Flyball Gov’nor, Fraeya, and TASHI have been added to the Red Room at the Brass Monkey. And Navana, Nyanda j, Racoo, and Raksha join The Court’s two-stage showcase, presented by Cannonball.

The all important 2018 Golden WAMi Award Nominees have been announced as Caitlin Nienaber, Chris Wheeldon, James Newhouse, Luke Rinaldi, Tenille Elkins and Tom Fisher, while 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees The Stems and Dixie Battersby have also been revealed.

The WAMAwards will go down on Thursday, November 1 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth with local legends Bourby Webster (founder of Perth Symphony Orchestra) and Blake Williams (Actor, Television and Radio Presenter) MC’s on the night.

But it doesn’t end there. WAMFest are spreading the music far and wide adding regional programming to the WAMFest Live celebrations with Settlers Tavern, Margaret River; The Fish Trap, Mandurah; The White Star Hotel, Albany; and Six Degrees, Albany; all jumping on board to join in the fun from October 18 to 20.

For full final additions, announcements and the WAMFest Live line up visit

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