The North West Festival has been privy to some incredible talent since its inception back in 2012. Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, Vance Joy, Peking Duk and Birds of Tokyo are just a few of the Australian legends who have graced the North West stage – and this year promises to be no different.
Without further ado we would like to introduce you to the incredible artists making the trip to Port Hedland this August;
The Rubens • You Am I •Xavier Rudd • Sarah Blasko • The Veronicas • ShockOne • Urthboy • Allday • Salmonella Dub • Harts • Methyl Ethel • plus local artists to be announced
Town of Port Hedland Chief Executive Officer, Mal Osborne had this to say about the recent artist announce. “North West Festival is one of the biggest events in the Pilbara region and it is an honour the Town of Port Hedland together with Sunset Events, foundation partner BHP Billiton and presenting sponsor MACRO Reality Developments, are able to come together and deliver a weekend that truly delivers on our vision for a vibrant North West community. North West Music Weekender brings entertainment, culture and an opportunity for local business to showcase what they have to offer to the visitors who travel specifically for the event.”
One of the biggest changes the festival will see this year is proceedings starting later in the day, allowing patrons to peruse the many fringe activities happening in and around town. With more quality entertainment jam-packed into both nights, this year’s event is so much more than just the Pilbara’s music weekender, with great activities to enjoy prior to gates. Fringe activities include; The Hedland Art Awards, The West End Markets and brand new addition – The NWF warm up event featuring outdoor beer garden which will serve up food, drinks and live music to get festival-goers in the mood.
The much loved, family friendly event; the North West Sundowner is back and has a new home at the Port Hedland Yacht Club. Along with a range of great musical offerings the event will feature a series of kid’s activities and performances which we can’t wait to announce in the coming weeks.
A very limited allocation of first release tickets are on sale now via Moshtix and participating outlets. Keep your eyes on www.northwestfestival.com.au for all announcements and full programme coming over the next few weeks!