The Very West finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for The Very West showcase event at Footscray Community Arts Centre this Saturday. 

Who will play with the likes of Alt-J at St Jeromes Laneway Festival 2013?!

As part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s ongoing partnership with St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, The Very West is a special initiative designed to support emerging musicians from Melbourne’s western suburbs. The Very West offers local, unsigned and unknown artists and bands the opportunity to be heard by industry professionals, to play a special showcase event in front of fans and ultimately, to perform on stage at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Melbourne in February 2013 and receive a mentorship at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Previous participants in The Very West have been picked up by labels and agents, given national support tours and of course, played at Laneway festivals, all just by being a part of The Very West.

The best of the west have been chosen!

Four emerging bands from Melbourne’s west have been handpicked by St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre to take the stage. Have no doubts… this showcase will determine WHO is the best of the west!!

The line-up:

Indian Red
Friendships and Misha Grace 

With a special performance by last year's winners Drunk Mums


When: Saturday 15 December
Where: Performance Space @ Footscray Community Arts Centre
Time: 3pm-6pm
Bookings: or $5 at the door



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