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Are you a performer trying to get into the Australian music festival scene? It's not surprising! Australian music festivals are a great way to get your name out there.
Check out the details of this new service from Oz Music Festivals here.
Picturesque backdrop to new festival (Under The Nest, Winton, VIC - Shepparton News). A boutique music festival, indigenous trail and bike network have been planned for the picturesque Winton Wetlands, north of Benalla. Melbourne DJs and artists will provide a musical backdrop to the site plenty of native birds call home. Full article here.
Music festivals can change the tune on sexual violence, and here's how (ABC News Analysis). This year's summer music festival season has again been marred by several incidents of sexual assault. Full article here.
Byron Bay's music festivals under threat if redevelopment rejected (Byron Bay, NSW - Sydney Morning Herald). The 260 hectares of green pastures and lush forest used to be a cattle farm. These days, the North Byron Parklands, near Byron Bay on the NSW North Coast, is home to two of Australia's largest music festivals, which attract tens of thousands of music fans and, organisers say, millions of dollars to the region's economy. Full article here.
Popular music festival moves to ACT after drug-driving controversy (ACT - Riot Act). A three-day annual music and lifestyle festival which was the centre of controversy three years ago has been moved to the ACT with a scaled-back version to be held late next month in Tharwa for 2,000 ticketholders. Full article here.
Performer Applications Alert
We happened to see the above performer applications reminder from Newport Folk Festival while preparing this newsletter.
If you want to keep right on top of other opportunities to perform at Australian music festivals, you may be interested in a new service Oz Music Festivals will be starting in the next few weeks - Performer Applications Alert.
Click on the link above, and add your name to the list of interested musicians and performers, and we'll be in touch soon!
Tropic Sounds music festival needs accommodation for volunteers. Details here.
Awards, Grants, Other
Fairbridge Festival are running a youth songwriting contest and workshops across Western Australia for future songwriters. Check it out here.
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