WA Labour Day long weekend, 2-5 March
Nannup Music Festival
Proudly sponsored by Holberry House, The Nannup Music Festival is held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities. The Festival, now in its 29th year, is a community-spirited event operated by a passionate and dedicated team of Staff and Committee from the not-for-profit Nannup Music Club Inc.
It is an amazing and inspiring weekend for everyone and a special place to share a festival experience and authentic good times with your family and friends; a colourful celebration of original music, art, nature, community and diversity.
The Nannup Music Festival offers an eclectic mix of incredible acts over free and ticketed venues, street performances, workshops, markets, bush poetry, an Art Walk, jam sessions, camping and a Family Fun area for our little festival goers to get involved. All of the above as well as the Emerging Artist Award, Busking Competition, indigenous artists programming and small town atmosphere are just some of the things that together make the Nannup Music Festival a delightful weekend to share, immerse and discover…
Join us for the 2018 Nannup Music Festival, an exciting Weekend of Discovery.
With music to liven the soul, to shed a tear, to dance to, to rest with; it’s coming from the east, the south, the west and the north, it’s international, local and interstate…
There will be street shows and meditation, workshops and poetry, delicious food and handmade wonders. Kids area, busking and jamming, street art and sculpture walks, river swims and wilderness… Presenters, panels and workshops from art and craft to musical masterclasses as well as mental, sexual and environmental health discussions and activities. The music varies, from wild rock shows to emotive solos, from stunning harmonies to instrumental masters. And of course the Emerging Artist Award, dedicated to discovering, encouraging and promoting new talent.
Nannup Music Festival
Learn – Share – Immerse – Discover – Indulge – Rest – Experience – Dance – Listen – Play
The Festival is held in various locations around the town of Nannup with ticketed and free entertainment venues. This make Holberry House a perfect accomodation choice.
ALL VENUES ARE NO BYO ALCOHOL, NO BYO GLASS, NO ANIMALS AND SMOKE FREE. FREE DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE AROUND THE FESTIVAL SITE: PLEASE BYO BOTTLE & CUP
The main ticketed venue is the beautiful Nannup Amphitheatre located at the bottom of Brockman Street. The Festival starts on Friday night at 5:30pm with an evening concert and the entertainment continues all day Saturday and Sunday from 10am till midnight. Rugs or low back chairs are welcome to make yourselves comfortable on the grass. On site will be a bar and a number of food stalls inside the venue which is licensed, so all persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. CASH ONLY.
A licensed garden venue under the trees by the Blackwood River. Enjoy a drink and maybe share a table and a conversation with other festival goers. Plenty of room for dancing too! All persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. CASH ONLY.
The old Nannup Town Hall is an iconic venue with great acoustics. Built in 1903 out of timber as befits a timber town, the hall has seen many events. Full program all day Saturday and Sunday.
You will find The Depot at the top of Brockman Street. Workshops and panels on music, mental and sexual health, the environment, yoga… Something for everyone to get involved in and a place to just sit on the grass and relax.
The venue where big and little festival goers can hang out together. Enjoy great performances all day Saturday and Sunday and get involved in the Lookseedo kids workshops and activities. Come down to the fundraising Bush Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 7:30am to 10:00am and listen to the Bush Poets. Sunday arvo is our Emerging Artist Award between 3pm & 5pm; come and vote for your favourite. (more info below) Monday morning join us for the closing performance and to say goodbye for another year!
The shady oasis under the trees; here you can just chill, have a picnic, attend a workshop or delight in the Festival Art Walk.
Enjoy free programmed performances at the Blackwood Stage located at the main food markets area. Don’t forget the Busking Competition on Friday night!
The historic 113 year old Nannup Hotel will have free programmed performances in the garden during the day and into the evening. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Each year ten entrants are chosen to perform two original songs to a supportive audience, who are also the voters.
The Emerging Artist Award winner gets recording time with Lee Buddle at Crank Recording and the Recognition Award winner (selected by fellow industry peers and sponsored by Totally Sound, the fantastic sound crew) gets recording time with James Newhouse at Real2Reel.
The 2018 entrants are:
Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks
Jasper Jones & Friends
Two Dollar Dog
Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment
Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm @ The Playground: Emerging Artists Award presentation
Sunday 6:50pm @ The Amphitheatre: Winners announcement