The 2009 WAMi Festival will take place from Wednesday 6 May to Sunday 10 May, with special gigs and regional events happening around Western Australia in the lead up.


In its 16th year, the WAMi Festival will deliver an electrifying five-day program complete with much-loved annual events such as the WAMi Awards Night and Saturday Spectacular plus new events, parties, exhibitions and awards programs to debut including:

* The WA Indigenous Music Awards: a brand new awards program that honours achievement by Indigenous Western Australian artists.

* WAMi Warm-ups: the road to the WAMi Festival will be paved with golden gigs, featuring some of Western Australia's most popular acts. The WAMi Warm-Up is scheduled for late November.

* A number of partnered events will inspirit urban and regional spaces, including a rock photography competition and exhibition, a classic  'one-take' recording studio project and surprise gigs.

The WAMi Music Business Conference will run from 8-10 May in Northbridge. Now in it's fourth year, the Conference program will feature a program of high-profile local, national and international speakers, with sessions pitched to music managers and artists in all career stages. Running in a similar vein to last years "Live Music Pitch" is a new initiative called "Bill Me" - a session for artists and managers to pitch their act to a panel of national and international music festival bookers in front of a live audience. Earlybird conference registrations will available at in November.

Wednesday 6 May to Sunday 10 May
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