You could play live on the Backlot Stage!
The Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest Youth Song-Writing Competition for young West Australians
Win Fairbridge Festival performance and more!
The folk and world music original song-writing competition is back in 2017:
- Song: Craft
- Song: Performance
- 12–15 years
- 16–18 years
The winner in each of the four categories will receive:
- Fairbridge Festival live performance (Saturday 22 April 2017)
- John Butler Studio recording session voucher
- HK Photography professional photoshoot
- ProCopy CD copying voucher
- Free WAM Song of the Year entries
- WAMCon 2017 ticket
- Post-final mentoring session from WAM
- Opportunity of Perfect Pitch publishing deal
Genre dictionary definitions
Folk: Music originating among the common people of a nation or region and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation.
World: Popular music that has been influenced by the music of traditional cultures
Song-writing in folk and world music genres tells stories about people and the places they come from. This competition is your chance to tell us your stories and for us to hear your music!
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How to enter
All entrants must be available to perform at the Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest Final on the evening of Saturday 25 March 2017 at Clancy’s, Fremantle where shortlisted entrants will be judged by a distinguished panel of music industry experts confirmed as:
- Kate Branson, WAM
- Vinne Crea, WAAPA
- Tom Fisher, Clancy’s
- Rod Vervest, Fairbridge Festival
You must be available to perform a minimum 20-minute set at Fairbridge Festival, 22 April 2017.
Entries must be your original material and be received by 5 pm, 3 March 2017 with a $20 admin fee*. Entries must include an audio file of your song/s and text document of its lyrics both submitted online.
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* The $20 admin fee is per song for up to two songs.
If you have any queries then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Entries close strictly at 5 pm on 3 March 2017)
18:00-21:00 – 25 March 2017 at Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle.
Get your tickets to the Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest final here.
To support budding young songwriters and prospective Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest entrants, come along to one of our songwriting workshops facilitated by award-winning songwriters.
Date: Saturday, 25 February 2017 (Workshop 2: Songwriting and recording)
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Zenith Music, Claremont facilitated by Roly Skender and David Hyams.
Book your space
Please note places are strictly limited for this series of songwriting workshops so if you’re interested, get in quick! The Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest songwriting workshops are, at $25 a head, the best value way you will find of spending half a day for the creatively-inclined child between the ages of 12 and 18.
2016 workshops: Photos courtesy HK Photography