Theatre North’s RAW Acoustic Competition at Festivale is back in 2020. RAW aims to be a way for emerging artists to get gigs at Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.
With a fresh focus on the original, the acoustic and the authentic, RAW Acoustic Competition has seen incredible talent arise, grow and succeed on the stage.
The competition is divided into stages:
- The live competition on the Saturday afternoon of Festivale (KPMG Stage)
- Winner plays a one-hour slot on the Sunday afternoon of Festivale (VJAM Main Stage)
- All place-getters will play a concert-style gig at The Royal Oak Hotel
Previous winners and runners-up have gone on to perform at events such as MONA FOMA, Junction Arts Festival, in theatrical productions and other paid gigs, including their own full sets at Festivale.
After appearing in RAW, some musicians have launched their careers – releasing singles, EPs and albums, and winning prizes for song-writing in national competitions.
RAW is a unique partnership between Theatre North Inc., Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.