The Stagebound initiative returns, with double the opportunity to make it to the festival's line-up
West Australian bands will have a chance at playing alongside the likes of Bloc Party, Birds Of Tokyo, Courtney Barnett, Foals and more at this January's Southbound event as part of the annual Stagebound initiative, which this year has doubled its scope to ultimately give two local acts a shot at festival glory.
With voting officially opening today, event organisers have revealed the 'class of 2016' in the running for a place on the line-up, each backed by a local media outlet; this year, The Music is putting its eggs in the basket of WAM Award-nominated troubadour Jacob Diamond, who's up for the triple honours of Most Popular New Act, Best Male Vocalist and Best Folk Act at this week's prizegiving ceremony. Check out a live performance from the local troubadour, recorded especially for The Music, below.
Jacob Diamond - Singapore Sling
We caught up with WAM nominated singer-songwriter Jacob Diamond in the lead up to next week's festival where he'll play at the awards ceremony. The publicly voted categories close at 5pm WA time today, so have your say now: http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2015/10/23/vote-here-wam-awards-2015/Posted by theMusic.com.au on Friday, October 30, 2015
Check out (and hear) the nominees below, and get voting via Southbound's website!
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Augusta Margaret River Mail: Said The People
Bunbury Mail: Riley Pearce
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail: Blue Child
Colosoul: Red Engine Caves
Cool Perth Nights: Mt Mountain
Manjimump-Bridgetown Times: Great Gable
Here's da boysh from Great Gable pumping out a tune of their own, called Leave Your Way - tigggggghtPosted by Live and Local 89.7fm on Saturday, October 17, 2015
Sound Telegraph: Slick Monks
The Music (yeeeeeeeahhhhh!): Jacob Diamond
Xpress: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Winners of the 2016 Stagebound competition will be announced on Friday 4 December. For more information about Southbound, including line-up, news and other details, see our dedicated festival page.