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The Countdown is on to #NWF 2019!

9am AWST Wednesday 24 July 2019

Can you believe there's only a month to go until the Pilbara's Premier Music Event, The North West Festival, kicks off in Port Hedland's picturesque Civic Centre Gardens on Saturday 24 August

In the lead up to the event, we'll be highlighting the exciting acts which will be taking the stage and bringing some of the country's biggest hits to the heart of the Pilbara. 

The much loved family friendly Sundowner event on Sunday 25 August is back for 2019, giving you and the family the perfect setting to enjoy a sunset with food stalls, roving entertainers and fun filled activities for the kids to enjoy.

Experience Family Fun at this Year's #NWF Sundowner

9am AWST Friday 19 July 2019

There's nothing better than enjoying family entertainment in the picturesque Civic Centre Gardens, and this year we've got fantastic live entertainment lined up to suit all ages on 25 August.

Ash Grunwald is going to bring his smooth blues sounds to the stage, a one-man band who belts out his songs on guitar and stomp box at festivals around the country.

Many of his songs deal with subjects like escaping from the big city and spending time with nature, a passion of Ash's and he even has a song thanking a pod of dolphins for saving him from a shark! 

We've also got the folk rock royalty Pierce Brothers, who've gone from busking on the streets of Melbourne to touring the world.

They've established themselves as figureheads in the folk, blues and roots community throughout Australia, and now it's time for Hedland to hear them live for themselves. 

We're going to be putting the spotlight on local Pilbara acts who make up the rich artistic tapestry of our region, as well as roving performers and food vans for the whole family to enjoy!

Redhook Unveil New Single Only Bones

9am AWST Tuesday 9 July 2019

Sydney based renegade band Redhook have released their new single Only Bones, an anthem for anyone who has been taken advantage of.

Music Feeds has described the new single as a sonically diverse cut from the four piece group, combining multiple genres from rap-rock to eletro-pop.

Group singer Mack told Music Feeds that the song is her "venting (her) frustrations at the bloodsuckers in our lives who don't care if we're OK or not as long as we give them what they want."

"It's for anyone who's ever felt taken advantage of and wished they could be stronger." 

Click here to view the video clip for Only Bones.

Click here to purchase your tickets to this year's North West Festival on 24 and 25 August.

North West Festival Tickets Now on Sale!

9am AWST Friday 21 June 2019

Tickets to the 2019 North West Festival are now on sale, giving you the chance to see the multi-platinum selling Amy Shark in the heart of the Pilbara!

Amy will be joined by Baker Boy, The Potbelleez, Red Hook and local Pilbara talent on Saturday 24 August in Port Hedland's Civic Centre Gardens.

Sunday's Sundowner event on 25 August will feature Ash Grunwald, Pierce Brothers and more local talent in the picturesque, family friendly surrounds.

Please see below for the 2019 North West Festival ticket prices:

  • Festival Entry Saturday 18+: $50.00
  • Sundowner Entry Sunday 18+: $30.00
  • Sundowner Entry Sunday 13-17 Years: $15.00
  • Sundowner Entry Sunday 12 Years & Under: FREE
  • Sunday Family Pass (2 x 18+ Sundowner Tickets | 2 x 13-17 Years Sundowner Tickets): $75
  • Weekender Pass 18+: $70.00

Click here to secure your tickets to the Pilbara's Premier Music Festival

Blues and Folk on the Horizon for North West Festival Sundowner

9am AWST Thursday 20 June 2019

The ARIA Award nominated blues musician Ash Grunwald will headline this year’s family friendly North West Festival Sundowner on Sunday 25 August, proudly presented by Fortescue Metals Group.

Ash will be joined by folk rock royalty The Pierce Brothers, as well as a high calibre of local Pilbara musical talent.

The family friendly Sundowner event has been well received in previous years, providing all ages with the chance to experience world class acts in the picturesque Civic Centre Gardens.

The event will also feature plenty of food stalls and roving performers to entertain the kids.

Mayor Camilo Blanco welcomed the return of the Sundowner, pointing to its success in attracting families from across the region.

“As the Pilbara’s Premier music event, it’s important we give everyone the opportunity to h in family friendly surrounds.

“Ash has released four albums which climbed the ARIA charts, and he won the 2013 APRA Blues & Roots Work of the Year Award for Longtime. 

“Pierce Brothers are known for their unique brand of folk music, going from busking on Melbourne’s streets to embarking on a world tour stretching the USA, Europe and the UK.

“We’re also going to feature fantastic Pilbara artists, as we believe in the importance of showcasing the unique brand of creativity and musicality our region is known for.

“I look forward to attending this year’s Sundowner and I’m sure it will once again attract families from far and wide.”

Tickets to the 2019 North West Festival go on sale 7am AWST Friday 21 June 2019

The 2019 Northwest Festival is made possible by Presenting Partner BHP, Silver Sponsor Roy Hill, Sundowner Sponsor Fortescue Metals Group, Major Sponsors Goodline and Pilbara Ports Authority, Associated Sponsor Port Hedland International Airport and Media Sponsors GWN7, Northwest Telegraph, RedFM 91.7 and Spirit 94.1 Hedland.

Say Hi to the 2019 North West Festival Line Up

9am AWST Friday 14 June 2019

The Award winning, multi-platinum selling Amy Shark will be this year’s headline act at the 2019 North West Festival, the Pilbara’s premier music event.

The Festival will be held at Port Hedland’s Civic Centre Gardens on Saturday 24 August for ages 18+, followed by the family friendly Sundowner on Sunday 25 August.

Amy is the acclaimed Australian artist of recent years, crafting the ubiquitous radio anthems Adore, I Said Hi and All Loved Up.  

Joining Amy will be barrier breaking Baker Boy, electro-pop legends The Potbelleez and the genre smashing renegades Redhook.

These artists will be supported by local Pilbara artists, showcasing the rich creativity and musicality the region is known for.

Mayor Camilo Blanco commended this year’s line-up, saying it solidified the event as one the most anticipated music festivals in Northern Australia.

“Once again, a stellar line up of world class talent has been secured for the North West Festival in the picturesque Civic Centre Gardens.

“Amy has toured internationally, spearheading Australian music into the US market and championing the cause of spotlighting local talent. 

“Baker Boy celebrates his Aboriginal identity in every performance, proudly bringing his Yurrwi and Maningrida culture to stages right across Australia.

“The Potbelleez are synonymous with electro-dance floor fillers, driving and evolving the Australian dance scene for over 15 years.

“I’m pleased the Sundowner event has returned this year, giving all ages the chance to enjoy the music in family friendly surrounds featuring food, stalls and roving performers.

“Tickets go on sale 7am AWST Friday 21 June, so tell your friends and family about this fantastic live event coming up in August.”

The 2019 Northwest Festival is made possible by Presenting Partner BHP, Silver Sponsor Roy Hill, Sundowner Sponsor Fortescue Metals Group, Major Sponsors Goodline and Pilbara Ports Authority, Associated Sponsor Port Hedland International Airport and Media Sponsors GWN7, Northwest Telegraph, RedFM 91.7 and Spirit 94.1 Hedland.

More sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please click here to access the webpage for more information.