The Wingham Akoostik Festival Backstage Workshop - MusicNSW

Are you a young aspiring musician? Have you ever wondered how to write the perfect pop song?

Indent and the Wingham Akoostik Music Festival have partnered to present a masterclass for emerging songwriters – a one-on-one session with two of Australia’s most talented songwriters and performers.

If you are aged between 16 – 25, you have the chance to selected as one of only 20 people selected to write and perform three original songs devised with songwriters Dan Mac (Art Vs Science) and Thom Rawle (Papa Vs Pretty) at an exclusive workshop held in Wingham, Taree on 17 October 17.

With successful music careers spanning over a decade, both Dan and Thom’s bands have placed high rotation singles on Triple J, and played to thousands of people at festivals throughout Australia.

Successful applicants will not only have the opportunity to write an original tune with both Dan and Thom, but also to perform 3 songs with them live at the Wingham Akoostik Festival that night.

So if you want to compose a tune with two of Austraila’s most talented songwriters, and then perform with them live onstage at the Wingham Akoostik Festival, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Entries open – Friday Sept. 26th

Entries close – Friday Oct. 10th

Winners notified – Monday Oct. 13th

Keep reading for details on how to enter.

How to enter:

  • Send an email to rsvp@musicnsw, and include your name, age and phone number. Write ‘Wingham Akoostik Workshop’ in the subject header.
  • Include a link to your music – your website, Twitter, Facebook page, Soundcloud, and Unearthed profile. No mp3 attachments please!
  • Include a 100 word description of yourself and your music.
  • In 100 words, tell us what you hope to learn from attending the workshop?

Please make sure you read the terms and conditions below before applying!

Workshop Details

Date – October 17th, 2014

Time – 12pm-5pm

Location – Wingham Services Club, 28 Bent St , Wingham NSW 2429

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open 9am AEST on Friday September 26th and closes at midnight on October 10th, 2014.

All entrants who submit their entries during this time will be eligible, but must link their entries to an example of their music, whether that is via facebook, soundcloud, twitter or another online service. No mp3s, please.

The competition is open to people between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age.

A total of 20 people will be chosen for the workshop.

Places in the workshop are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Wingham Akoostik Music Festival will provide you with free entry to the festival upon arrival if you are successful in obtaining placement for this workshop.

No replacement will be offered in the event that the applicant is unable to attend on the aforementioned date.

Winners will be responsible for their transport to and from the site, accommodation incidentals, and food. Wingham Akoostik Music Festival and Indent are not responsible for winner’s costs.

Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. For further enquires please contact MusicNSW Education Officer Jake Stone at or 02 9953 5279.