On the Road: Approaches to Regional Touring - MusicNSW

Dive in to the world of touring with industry experts, discovering different approaches to navigating regional touring effectively.

Come away with:

  • An understanding of different touring models and their suitability for various types of artists and regions.
  • Practical tips and best practices for planning and executing successful regional tours of your own.

This is part of our series Sound Advice: Regional Touring Panels, Talks and Masterclasses. Regional artists and industry, whether you want to build your fanbase, secure that coveted festival slot, or master the art of radio pitching, join our industry experts as we delve into regional touring.

Sam Buckingham


Since the release of her career defining album DEAR JOHN in April 2022, Sam Buckingham has played 100+ shows - from the inner city to outer regional and along the roads in-between. Shows include headline dates for the (mostly) sold out DEAR JOHN tour, co-headlining the Festival of Small Halls summer tour, Woodford Folk and Queenscliff Music Festivals and performing as the opening act for Paul Kelly, Kate Miller-Heidke and Tim Freedman. Buckingham is touring in support of her new EP Cyclone in August 2024, doubling venue capacity due to high demand. 

Jimmy Kleiner

Booking Agent, Select Music

Guiding the live careers of gold-selling and ARIA-nominated artists, Jimmy Kleiner is a booking agent at Australia’s largest independent booking agency, Select Music. Jimmy represents a roster of artists that includes Teenage Joans, Sons Of The East, Yours Truly, L.A.B, Eliza & The Delusionals and many others. Jimmy is no stranger to touring, having previously lapped the world as a tour manager in the early 2010s, working across world-renowned events such as Vans Warped Tour (USA) and Slam Dunk Festival (UK).

Bridie Tanner

Breakfast Host, ABC North Coast

Bridie grew up around the Clarence Valley. She is an op-shop enthusiast, Bulldogs tragic and will always pull off the main drag for an ocean swim. She loves finding and sharing new Australian music and recently got to see Tom Jones perform live. Bridie is the Breakfast presenter of ABC North Coast, where you’ll be brought up to speed on local news each day. She has previously hosted on triple j, Unearthed and FBi Radio.

MusicNSW is working across the state to increase contemporary music touring, expand artists and industry networks, and build on existing industry knowledge in regional NSW. As part of our Sound Advice program, we are delivering six workshops to share best practices for touring regional NSW with emerging musicians and industry. To stay up to date with upcoming sessions, sign up to our newsletter.

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