Call for DJS for fes­ti­val spin

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Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers are look­ing for re­gional Vic­to­ri­ans ‘with an in­sane mu­sic col­lec­tion and a pas­sion for per­for­mance’.

They are look­ing for DJS to ‘spin some wax’ on a Halls Gap Val­ley Floor Stage in a re­gional DJ com­pe­ti­tion.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Carly Flec­k­noe said last year’s in­au­gu­ral com­pe­ti­tion was a hit, with DJ Zatchie from Stawell, whose real name is Zac Walker, win­ning the top gong.

Ms Flec­k­noe said the team be­hind the fes­ti­val, from Fe­bru­ary 2 to 4, was keen to pro­mote, en­cour­age and sup­port re­gional Vic­to­rian artists and the DJ com­pe­ti­tion was one way that qual­i­fied.

Zatchie said the win had helped his ca­reer and urged any­one who loved to DJ to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion.

“I had the op­por­tu­nity to play on the main stage and close out Fri­day night at the fes­ti­val, which, while it was ter­ri­fy­ing, was an ab­so­lutely sur­real ex­pe­ri­ence and one that I would not change for the world,” he said.

“Dur­ing the week­end I also played be­tween band sets, which gave me heaps more ex­po­sure and fur­thered my DJ ca­reer.

“It was def­i­nitely one of the best ex­pe­ri­ences I’ve ever had.”

The win­ner of the DJ com­pe­ti­tion gets to head­line the first night of the fes­ti­val, known as Best of the West for its re­gional Vic­to­rian artist line-up, play be­tween sets along­side some of the coun­try’s best mu­si­cal tal­ent, and gets a VIP ticket pack­age for them­selves and a friend.

En­tries for the DJ com­pe­ti­tion are open.

“Dur­ing the week­end I also played be­tween band sets, which gave me heaps more ex­po­sure and fur­thered my DJ ca­reer” – Zac Walker

DJS need to film them­selves per­form­ing a live set with live mix­ing, and post it to the Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Face­book page be­fore en­tries close at mid­night on Novem­ber 30.

En­trants must be from re­gional Vic­to­ria. Full com­pe­ti­tion terms and con­di­tions are on the Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val web­site.

Or­gan­is­ers an­nounced a 2018 fes­ti­val line-up ear­lier this month.

Peo­ple can see the full line-up and other fes­ti­val de­tails on­line at grampians­mu­sicfes­ti­

Tick­ets are avail­able at www. – Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

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