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BIGSOUND
3 – 6 September, Fortitude Valley
BIGSOUND is back with this year’s theme revealed as ‘The Artist As CEO’. BIGSOUND will be waving goodbye to its traditional conference home at the Judith Wright Centre and saying hello to Cloudland, providing expanded conference and meeting facilities right in the heart of the BIGSOUND Festival precinct. Apply before 2 May for the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND Festival.

Bush Bands Bash & Desert Divas
4 – 8 September, Northern Territory
Entries have closed and the program is set to run as a three day camp followed by the Bush Bands Bash  and the Desert Divas performances on the 8th Sept at Telegraph Station.

Reeperbahn Festival
18 – 21 September 2019, Hamburg
Australia has been announced as the focus country at Reeperbahn Festival 2019.

Bellingen Fine Music Festival
26 – 29 September, Bellingen
In its 10th year, The Bellingen Fine Music Festival has cemented itself as one of regional Australia’s foremost fine music events with an expanding program of ticketed concerts, workshops and other events across a variety of genres.

ZoneOut Festival
28 September, Sydney
A one-day music festival in Sydney featuring international and Australian neo-classical artists, yoga sessions, panel discussions and film screenings.

Byron Bay Guitar Festival
12 – 13 October, Byron Bay

The annual guitar festival returns for its third year.

Australian Festival Industry Conference
24 – 25 October, Coffs Harbour
AFIC is the only conference in Australia dedicated to festival personnel (both public and private, including industry suppliers). It appeals to all types of festivals.

Communicating the Arts
12 – 14 November, Sydney
Join the energetic and provocative conversations about these questions and more at Communicating the Arts conference, the first international communications conference gathering the visual and performing arts sector.

Electronic Music Conference
12 – 14 November, Sydney
The Electronic Music Conference returns alongside a festival of music, parties, showcases, films and more. Showcase applications are also now open.

The Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare
30 November – 1 December, Victoria

This conference will tackle health and wellbeing challenges for those working in the performing arts and their healthcare providers.

Woodford Folk Festival
27 December – 1 January, Woodford
The Woodford Festival experience is deep, rich and colourful and showcases more than 2000 local, national and international artists, musicians and presenters to an estimated audience of 132,000 people.

Generations in Jazz Festival
1 – 3 May 2020, Mount Gambier
Generations in Jazz, nurturing our stars of tomorrow! Bringing together over 5,000 musicians including high school students (from over 125 schools) plus global artists, Generations in Jazz is a unique gathering of Australia’s most talented young musicians, competing in the Stage Band & Vocal Ensemble Awards while individual Jazz and Vocal Scholarships also highly coveted.

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