From the team that has delivered the highly successful Mullum Music Festival and Bello Winter Music in New South Wales, comes an exciting new addition to the Victorian music festival calendar. Bendigo Autumn Music (BAM) will take place over four days in the heart of Bendigo the weekend after Easter, Thursday 25 April – Sunday 28 April 2019.
Kicking off its inaugural year on Anzac Day evening, this boutique family-friendly arts and music festival will be presented by Red Square Music, and will be a coming together of live music venues, pubs, community halls, cafes and other unique and interesting spaces to celebrate music and arts within Bendigo’s arts precinct.
BAM will offer music lovers of all persuasions an opportunity to come together and discover new music from around the globe, the country, and local region, with a commitment to program 30% local content. Artists from local communities in Bendigo and beyond, will be scouted and asked to submit applications, having the opportunity to perform alongside international headliners and national touring artists.
BAM is Red Square Music’s third regional music festival and will be its biggest to date. “There are no gates, port-a-loos, bag searches or endless queues, no VIP exclusion zones. We are committed to equal representation of the sexes in our programming and performers of all ages. The existing energy for music and cultural events in the area is astounding, with passionate arts communities across Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maldon, Newstead, Kyneton, Woodend, Clunes, Daylesford, Malmsbury and many more. We are confident that BAM will contribute to that existing groundswell and further grow and connect in with the thriving local scenes.’ says Glenn Wright.
A short drive up the Calder Freeway from Melbourne, in the beautiful countryside, Bendigo is an ideal location for BAM. Ideal for a weekend getaway in Autumn, audiences can explore the region’s local arts and culture offerings, food and wine, boutique guesthouses and B&B’s with a back-to-back music and arts.
With the first line-up announced, BAM promises to deliver something for everyone, with ‘early bird’ tickets ranging from full weekend passes to day passes which will allow punters access to all festival venues and events. A second announce is scheduled for the 7th November, with more artists as well as special events within the festival to be announced at that time.
Prepare yourself for a musical baptism with over 80 performances in 14 venues over four days.