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North West Festival Announces 2017 Line Up and New Venue

Posted on: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 9:08:33 AM

Boy & Bear, Spiderbait and Vera Blue are the key acts set to take the stage for this year’s North West Festival.

The three internationally acclaimed bands will be joined by a range of local artists on the day. This year’s festival is open to all ages and will be located at the Civic Centre Gardens in Port Hedland.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said that with the support of Major Sponsor BHP the Town is excited to be bringing the event back for another year. 

“North West Festival is one of the biggest events in the Pilbara region, and it is an honour that we can come together and deliver a weekend that truly delivers on our vision for a vibrant North West community”, he said.

“Although this year’s festival is going to be a smaller event, we are pleased to be able to maintain the high quality of artists that the North West Festival has become known for. Community members will also be happy to see that we have made the festival much more accessible this year, with ticket prices set at $10 an adult. The proceeds raised through ticket sales will go towards our Community Funding and Donations Scheme” Mayor Blanco said.

“The new location will offer the amazing view that Port Hedland is known for, and will allow for the event to have a different feel this year,”

The much loved, family friendly event, the North West Sundowner, will also return to the Port Hedland Yacht Club. This event is presented by the Fortescue Metals Group and will feature a series of kid’s activities and performances, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more details on the artists and to purchase tickets, visit

The Town of Port Hedland is proud to be hosting the North West Festival, with the support of our Major Sponsor BHP, Event Partners Roy Hill, FMG, Atlas Iron, Pilbara Ports Authority, Pilbara Minerals, Tourism WA, Goodline, Landcorp and Conway Highbury and Media Partners North West Telegraph, Spirit Radio and REDFM.

North West Festival to return this August!

Posted on: Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 4:42:27 PM

The Pilbara region’s premier music event, North West Festival, is set to return this August.

Now in its sixth year, the festival will take on a reduced format in 2017, with a music event on Saturday 19th August and a Sundowner on Sunday 20th August.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said he was excited to announce that with the support of BHP, the Town of Port Hedland’s biggest event will return.

“We know that the North West Festival is a much-loved event in the Port Hedland community and brings not only hundreds of visitors to town but also much-anticipated music acts,” Mayor Blanco said.

 “We are delighted to have BHP on board as a Major sponsor to ensure that the weekend of music, culture and fun returns to Port Hedland,” he said.

“While the event has been scaled back this year, it is something that the whole community can look forward to. There is no other festival like this in the Pilbara region, and we hope the community enjoy what has always been a fantastic weekend.”

BHP Manager Maintenance Port, Casey Fimmel said that BHP was proud to be supporting an exciting local event as part of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to the Port Hedland community.

Details such as the line-up, location and ticketing will be released over the coming weeks.

For all updates, please keep a close eye on the Town of Port Hedland Facebook page.

The Town of Port Hedland is proud to be hosting the North West Festival, with support of our Major Sponsor BHP, and event partners Roy Hill, FMG, Atlas Iron, Pilbara Ports, Tourism WA, Goodline and Conway Highbury.