New music and arts festival announced
The 100 Festival will feature performances, exhibitions and talks inspired by The 100 Best Australian Albums book — a guide to the best Australian music albums of the past 50 years.
The festival will take place annually in the Blue Mountains from 2020-2022, and will feature ticketed music performances across several venues, as well as a range of free street activities.
Along with live music performances, The 100 Festival will showcase short films, music documentaries, photographic and poster art exhibitions, and host vinyl swap meets and markets.
Talks from music makers, filmmakers, directors, producers and composers will explore the key role Australian music has played in Australian culture over the decades.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said The 100 Festival is expected to attract more than 12,600 visitors to the region over the three years.
“Unique events like this are crucial for driving business visitation to regions right across NSW, which is not only beneficial for local businesses and tourism operators, but the State’s economy,” Mr Ayres said.
Find out more about The 100 Festival