Nannup is a small historic timber town in the centre of Western Australia’s stunning Southwest, on the banks of the beautiful Blackwood River. Nannup Music Festival is held annually over the WA Labour Day long weekend, over which time the streets come alive with stalls, performances and activities. The Festival, now in its 29th year, is a community event operated by a passionate and dedicated team of Staff and Committee from the not-for-profit Nannup Music Club Inc.
It is an amazing and inspiring weekend for everyone and a special place to share a festival experience with your friends and family. We offer an eclectic mix of incredible acts over free and ticketed venues, street performances, workshops, bush poetry, an Art Trail, jam sessions and a Family Fun area for our little Festival-goers to get involved. All of the above as well as our Emerging Artist Award, indigenous artists programming and small town atmosphere are just some of the things that together make the Nannup Music Festival a delightful weekend to share, immerse and discover…
WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT…
Connection, Community & Inclusivity
Our Festival brings together people of different ages and backgrounds and we love watching them connect, share and discover in our small town setting in the Bush. We believe in and respect diversity; everyone is welcome at our Festival! We endeavour to support the local community and we’re proud to play a big part of the economic and social viability of our beautiful region.
Emerging & Indigenous Artists
Two major passions for the festival are the encouragement of and belief in emerging and indigenous artists. Our Festival has a strong connection with indigenous music and our Emerging Artist Award is a fantastic part of our event, offering growth and experience for the artists. We endeavour to grow with and nurture the wider evolving artistic community and we’re proud to support its exposure.
Mental & Sexual Health
Mental Health – in all its aspects: sexual, spiritual, emotional – has an impact on our daily lives. Lets Talk about it! We always include mental and sexual health workshops in our program in order to create a safe space for people to talk about it, share their experiences and realise they’re not alone. Together we can strengthen each other and dissolve some of the stigmas that hold us back.
We are committed to continuing our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our festival; our aim is to take a few green steps further every year and to eventually put the Nannup Music Festival at the forefront of environmentally friendly event management. We also include sustainability and environmental awareness workshops in our program in the hope of affecting attitudes and behaviours in the community, whilst together learning more.
Our venues and activities allow families to participate in all aspects of the festival. Part of the beauty of our event is the fact that young people feel safe and welcome to immerse in and share experiences throughout the Festival site; our little Festival-goers can also enjoy our free ‘Playground’ venue, filled with special activities just for them.