Australian Music Week 2018 announces first live artists

Australian Music Week 2018 artist Christie Lamb

Dubbed Australia’s most accessible and grassroots music conference, Australian Music Week today announced its first live acts for the November event.

Featuring a mix of homegrown talent and international award-winners, the three-night live music showcase will include more than 150 live performances with today’s announcement of the first 30 setting the scene.

And it’s not just live music that will fill the venues of Cronulla in November, industry professionals at the forefront of the Australian grassroots music scene will gather for three days of industry panels, masterclasses, networking opportunities and Australia’s only dedicated music film festival.

Leading the first lineup is country music’s ‘Female Artist of the Year’, Christie Lamb, two-time Canadian JUNO Award-winner, Hawksley Workman, best new Swiss talent, Veronica Fusaro, ARIA-charting alt country newcomer, Tori Forsyth and electro pop duo, Chymes.

Gold Coast Music Award winners Ella Fence and The Mason Rack Band will make appearances alongside the city’s folk-rock duo Little Georgia and Kirra’s punk rockers Hot Wax.

19 year old Americana artist, James Van Cooper, award-winning Western Australian songwriter and pop artist, Sydnee Carter and the world Latin offerings of Amaru Tribe will also be on show.

Spanning a wide spectrum of genres, Australian Music Week director, Geoff Trio, said today’s announcement, “shows the strength of new Australian talent emerging.”

“These artists are all ready and raring to go. The artistry is there. Their live performances are there. I have no doubt 2018 will see our biggest and best showcasing results yet,” Geoff said.

Today’s announcement follows the first round of speakers and industry delegates revealed last month, which included Canadian Musician Health and Wellness coach, Mike Schwartz, music tech expert, Hazel Savage, Deena Lynch, an award-winning digital illustrator, musician and artist manager with Amplifire Music (Confidence Man, The Jungle Giants) and Australian music industry veteran, Chrissie Vincent (now head of entertainment management at Collarts).

Tickets are on sale now with prices starting at just $25 for a one night live music pass to $99 for a full early-bird conference ticket. Artist showcase applications remain open until 7 September. Get tickets at

Listen to Australian Music Week’s first 30 artists:

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