UNE Music in “Locally made and played” festival

Published 10 April 2018

Armidale CBD will come alive on Saturday 14 April between 4pm and 8pm as retailers, hotels and empty spaces host local musicians to provide free family entertainment in a Live and Local event.

One of the many local acts to perform on the day will be UNE Music who will be on stage in Hanna’s Arcade from 6-8pm.

Comprising of music students, past and present, from the University of New England’s School of Arts their acts will feature vocal and instrumental works.

“This is an excellent opportunity to showcase some of UNE Music’s talented students and alumni”, Dr Alana Blackburn, UNE Music staff member said.

“We invite members of the community to come and stroll around the Armidale CBD and listen to a number of local musicians and performers, celebrating the rich musical community we live in.”

On show will be music from rock bands, classical music, jazz, pop, indie, soul, folk, country and everything in between.

Local food retailers will also be encouraged to open and provide families a relaxed outdoor dining experience.

The Live and Local initiative is part of a NSW Government drive to take micro-music festivals to the bush for the first time and Armidale Regional Council was one of eight regional councils to receive funding from Create NSW to host a Live and Local event during 2017/2018.

Funding is administered by Live Music Office on behalf of Create NSW and is used to cover the cost of fees for musicians, curators and technicians involved in the events.