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A stage featuring a band a a crowd in Fremantle

Freo was ship shape for Australia II 40 Years On celebrations

Sep 26, 2023
Yeah buoy! The State Government threw a huge party in Fremantle to celebrate 40 years since a team from down under turned the sailing world upside down by winning the America’s Cup.
Montage of Voyager and Slim Jim and The FATTS Band

Voyager on board with Australia II 40 Years On celebrations as bands tune up for free music concert

Sep 20, 2023
WA is days away from a massive celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of our 1983 America's Cup win that put Fremantle on the world map.
Image outside the WA Maritime Museum with two yellow boxing kangaroos in front.

Australia II: 40 Years On exhibition opens at WA Maritime Museum

Sep 14, 2023
Step back in time, relive the excitement and experience the legacy of Australia II’s historic America’s Cup win at the WA Maritime Museum’s ‘Australia II – 40 Years On’ exhibition.
Coldplay performs live at The Apollo Theater for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series in Harlem, NY on September 23, 2021 in New York City

Major tourism coup delivers exclusive Coldplay show in Perth

May 9, 2023
One of the world's most iconic bands is coming to Perth on November 18 for an Australian-exclusive concert in a major tourism coup for Western Australia.
A cricket match in play at Optus Stadium at sunset

Optus Stadium turns up the heat on a record breaking summer

Mar 29, 2023
The glow around Optus Stadium's record breaking summer is expected to extend into this weekend with a bumper crowd of Eagles and Dockers fans predicted to turn out for the first Western Derby.
A crowd of concert-goers waiting for Ed Sheeran to perform at Optus Stadium in the evening.

Ed Sheeran to hit a high note in largest ever WA concert

Mar 7, 2023
Global music sensation Ed Sheeran is expected to set a new attendance record when he takes to the stage at Optus Stadium this weekend.

Celebrating 50 years of our iconic Perth Concert Hall

Jan 27, 2023
Perth Concert Hall celebrations to mark 50 years of performances at heritage-listed venue. World-renowned acoustics and brutalist architecture key features of 1,891 seat building. Golden ticket giveaway, exhibit and guided tours for venue-goers part of 50th birthday.
A stylised duo-tone image of a concert with the words, 'High Voltage'.

Western Australia’s new AC/DC-inspired celebration for 2023

Nov 28, 2022
The State Government will launch a new stand-alone home-grown AC/DC-inspired event in Perth next year.
Optus Stadium view from the Swan River at twilight.

WA talent front and centre at AFL Grand Final

Sep 18, 2021
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is proud to have supported and worked with the WA contemporary music sector to ensure that some of Western Australia’s most iconic musicians take centre stage at this year’s historic AFL Grand Final in Perth.
WA Unlocked Perth at HBF Stadium 18 July 2020

Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

Jun 30, 2020
Live music in Western Australia is officially back with the announcement that up to 4000 fans will be able to support popular local bands on Saturday July 18, the day WA celebrates the lifting of all COVID-19 crowd restrictions.
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Contemporary Music Fund empowering local music industry

Nov 6, 2019
Western Australia’s premier contemporary music conference received $200,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to support its continued success over three years.
Highway to Hell

Local and international artists pay homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

Oct 21, 2019
Western Australians and Perth Festival goers will be able to pay homage to AC/DC's Bon Scott and his Western Australian links on the world's longest stage at the 2020 Perth Festival free public finale event.
Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman with Ash and Timieka from Perth band Dulcie

Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring musicians

Oct 9, 2019
Western Australia's aspiring young musicians will have more opportunities to take part in the contemporary music sector thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Contemporary Music Fund.
Georgia McAlpine (Demos from The Wheatbelt artist from Buntine), photographed at The Cummins Theatre

WA music artists reaching new audiences

Aug 29, 2019
The Contemporary Music Fund is continuing to support Western Australian contemporary music artists to play to new audiences across the State and nationally.
Minister David Templeman singing at new Fremantle venue Freo.Social

Fremantle venue brought to life

Jun 13, 2019
An iconic Fremantle building has received a new lease of life after undergoing acoustic baffling and sound attenuation to reduce noise emissions.
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