Bendigo Autumn Music Festival To Spoil Punters With Four Days of Extraordinary Music Next Year

Monday 6 August 2018

Bendigo Autumn Music Festival To Spoil Punters With Four Days of Extraordinary Music Next Year

Over 80 performances in 14 venues over four days—these are what await festival-goers at the inaugural Bendigo Autumn Music Festival (BAM), taking place in April next year. This boutique family-friendly arts and music festival will offer music lovers an opportunity to gather and discover new music from around the globe, the country, and local region, with a commitment to program 30% local content. Artists from local communities in Bendigo and beyond, will be scouted and be given the opportunity to perform alongside international headliners and national touring artists.

BAM comes from the team that has delivered the highly-successful Mullum Music Festival and Bello Winter Music in New South Wales. It will be presented by Red Square Music, supported by the City of Greater Bendigo on a coming together of live music venues, pubs, community halls, cafes and other unique and interesting spaces to celebrate music and arts within Bendigo’s arts precinct.

Although the first headline announce is still weeks away, audiences can expect a calibre and range of artists similar to Mullum Music Festival and Bello Winter Music, which have in recent years included Milk Carton Kids (US), Bombino (Africa/Niger), Hurray for the Riff Raff (US), Tash Sultana, Saskwatch, Julia Jacklin, Tex Perkins, Gossling, Mia Dyson, The Church, Nai Palm, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever, Marlon Williams, Jen Cloher, Harry James Angus, Olympia, Montaigne and Husky on their line-ups.

BAM is Red Square Music’s third regional music festival and will be its biggest to date. "There are no gates, port-a-loos, bag searches or endless queues, no VIP exclusion zones. We are committed to equal representation of the sexes in our programming and performers of all ages. The existing energy for music and cultural events in the area is astounding, with passionate arts communities across Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maldon, Newstead, Kyneton, Woodend, Clunes, Daylesford, Malmsbury and many more. We are confident that BAM will contribute to that existing groundswell and further grow and connect in with the thriving local scenes." says Glenn Wright.

A short drive up the Calder Freeway from Melbourne, in the beautiful countryside, Bendigo is never short of being the perfect location for a music and arts festival for the whole family. Perfect for a weekend getaway in Autumn, audiences can explore the region’s local arts and culture offerings, culinary delights, boutique guesthouses and B&B’s with back-to-back music and arts.

Bendigo Autumn Music Festival promises to deliver something for everyone so watch out for tickets while you prepare for a musical baptism in April next year!

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