Thank you to everyone that made the 2013 Bush Bands Bash such a success! There were some 3000 people at the event and all the bands put on an amazing performance. Thanks to all the supporters, sponsors, media partners, volunteers, fans and especially the bands.
The Bush Bands Bash (BBB) has developed over the last ten years to become the peak Central Australian Indigenous music showcase event. Presented by MusicNT, the concert features eight bands from the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, playing to a mixed indigenous and non indigenous audience of thousands.
The BBB is preceded by a three day professional development and rehearsal intensive called the Bush Bands Business for all the bands participating in the Bash. The Bush Bands Business (BBBiz) sees musicians, technicians, support workers come together with local and national music industry and media representatives for three days of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in the performance at the Bush Bands Bash.
Special thanks to the crew from TILT VISION and CAAMA Radio who broadcast the 2013 Bush Bands Bash live. Footage and audio of the event will be available soon.
The Bush Bands for 2013 were: Eastern Reggae | Max and the Cruizers | Running Water Band | Wampana Band | Wanarn Band | WMC All Stars. With special guests: Sandridge Band and Nabarlek
Thanks to the Reference Group who work all year round to support and develop the Bush Bands Project and music in Central Australia. To find out more about the fantastic organisations who are represented on the Reference Group please go to Our Family Links.