“RevitaLIVE” - Live and Local in Wollondilly

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“RevitaLIVE” - Live and Local in Wollondilly

Posted on: 07.10.2016

Wollondilly Shire Council is proud to announce its success in obtaining funding for a new project “RevitaLIVE” from the Live Music Office and Arts NSW as part of the Western Sydney Live and Local Strategic Initiative. Wollondilly’s first RevitaLIVE event will be on Saturday 15 October and Council are currently accepting Expressions of Interest from local musicians that would like to perform.

RevitaLIVE will enable six micro family friendly music festivals to be held in Wollondilly over the next two years and will provide payment to musicians and technicians for live performances as part of the NSW Government initiative.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said “the funding connects the Live Music Office with local government to engage Western Sydney musicians from various genres to stage live performances in unique local venues”.

“The Live and Local initiative is about the local community working together to create vibrant and innovative entertainment for everyone to enjoy,” Mr. Grant said.

Live Music Office policy director John Wardle said: “The panel was impressed by Council’s creative, well considered expression of interest and the opportunities it provides to local musicians. Council will be offering unique bespoke events that speak directly to the communities needs and interests which highlight the strengths of local musicians in Wollondilly”.

“The micro festivals will use the Live and Local model, meaning performances are free to the public, do not require major infrastructure or road closures and provide jobs to local musicians. The Live Music Office is proud to be in partnership with Western Sydney councils and we look forward to working with council staff, local businesses and musicians to celebrate live music in the region,” Mr Wardle said.

For more information call the Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 1100 or events@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au