Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames
Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
New Funding For Festival In State’s North-West
Victor P Taffa
- Three top Australian bands to headline new festival in Port Hedland
- Event set to boost tourism, entertain community and attract media
- Supported by Eventscorp’s Regional Events Program
The North West Festival, a new music and arts event to be staged in Port Hedland next month, has received a significant funding boost from the State Government to assist the festival to develop over the next three years.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said some of the biggest names in the Australian music scene had signed up for the North West Festival including hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods, plus The Living End and The Cat Empire.
“The festival will also engage the community in a variety of events and activities including a ‘battle of the bands’ competition for emerging local artists, with the winner opening the festival.” Dr. Hames said.
The North West Festival is supported by the State Government through Eventscorp’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said this announcement was both exciting and significant for Pilbara’s residents.
“The Pilbara Cities vision is really coming to life, and the region is undergoing great change, both in terms of its infrastructure and its culture.” Mr. Grylls said.
“In addition to investing in major infrastructure projects, it is important that we also invest in projects that build social amenity as they are vital in building strong, vibrant and sustainable communities.”
“I am so pleased that Royalties for Regions funding is being used to support regional events throughout the State, bringing social and economic benefits to our towns and regions.”
- North West Festival to be held August 18, 2012 at the Port Hedland Turf Club