Wheatbelt Touring Circuit 2016/17 announced!
After a record-breaking last series, the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit is back, better than ever, and begins with a huge first tour.
After the last series saw huge applause across the Wheatbelt – including average audiences of 144 people and venue records broken – WAM have announced the 2016/17 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit.
With record interest seeing over 150 WA acts applying to be part of it, star-studded line-ups across the series are guaranteed. First evidence off the rank, the opening tour in July will be headlined by the multi-WA Music Award-winning moody rock swagger of The Kill Devil Hills with support from the WAMi-nominated folk gem Riley Pearce on all dates, plus an incredible line-up of locals including Kitt Byfield in Northam, Narrogin Musicians Association guest Thump in Quindanning, and local support for Merredin TBA.
A regional touring initiative championing both regional and metro acts with a focus on Wheatbelt artists, the program sees bands/duos and solo acts embarking on paid tours to major Wheatbelt events, licensed and community venues across the Wheatbelt region. WAM are excited this year, however, to see the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit further evolving with the introduction of the Wheatbelt WAMbassadors program.
If that wasn’t enough, the 2016/17 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit will also see a range of huge shows incorporated into the circuits, including Dowerin Field Days, the Moora Show, Narrogin Big Bash, and more to be confirmed.
Country Arts WA is pleased to be supporting WAM again through its LOUDER program, and help to develop local contemporary musicians and their audiences in WA through the 2016 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit.
Let the good times rock’n’roll!