Are you a young aspiring musician aged 16-25? Have you ever wondered how to write the perfect pop song? On Friday 16th October The Wingham Akoostik Festival pairs with our all-ages project Indent to run a specialised masterclass in songwriting with triple j’s high-rotation act Art vs Science!

Fresh from the release of their new single In This Together and with a brand new album on the way, Art Vs Science will lend their ferocious energy, pop smarts and blistering instrumental ability to the Wingham Akoostik Workshop.

Twelve lucky entrants will spend six hours writing three original songs with assistance from Art vs Science’s drummer Dan Williams and singer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Mac. Even better, the participants will showcase their original songs with a full band, live that night at the Wingham Akoostik Festival!

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Entries open – RIGHT NOW!

Entries close – 5pm, 10th October 

Winners notified – 13th October 


·      Send an email to jake@musicnsw with 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!

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

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open 9am AEST on October 1 and closes at midnight on October 5 2015.

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 12 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 more information contact MusicNSW Education Officer Jake Stone on or (02) 9953 5279. / /