Talent to shine at WAMFest

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 14, 2017

A CELEBRATION of local original musicians is set to draw crowds to Albany’s White Star Hotel on October 29 for the WAMFest Live Regional Showcase.

“It’s been a few years since WAMFest has been in Albany, as it is usually a metropolitan event, but we are lucky to have incredible venues in Albany to showcase local talents,” WAMFest coordinator Mark Neal said.

The Western Australian Music Festival, commonly known as WAMFest, has a primary focus on promoting opportunities and representing Western Australian musicians, becoming one of the most sought-after platforms for young emerging artists.

“We have quite a few young artists involved this year and we are really excited about having them,” Neal said of the Albany showcase.

The evening will include the likes of Kris Nelson, Mary Jayne and The Smoke Detectors, Alison Parade and Short Lived Ministry.

“We have taken a few artists from the recent project ‘Sounds of the Great Southern’ to give them the chance to take the next step,” Neal said.

“We want to encourage them to expand their circuit.”

The free event will kick off at 5pm on October 29, and give audiences the chance to rock out to heavy metal, reggae and solo acts, amongst many other genres sure to provide a great night of entertainment.