Changes to keep musical event relevant
The 61st annual WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod is set and ready to be launched next week after a significant revamp to keep the event “traditional but relevant”.
Launching on Tuesday, this year’s Eisteddfod has more than 1300 entrants with more than 4000 performers set to take to the stage over five weeks.
“We have a lot of new technology, methods and ways to introduce contemporary music back into the Eisteddfod and make a bit more of a young vibe,” event administration officer Angelique Bavich said.
One of the ways organisers plan to achieve this is through the introduction of hip hop and electronic categories.
Ms Bavich and the rest of the committee are confident this year’s event will be a success.
“We really do rely on the City of Bunbury as our major sponsor and we really are appreciative of their support as well as the other major partner, BREC,” she said.
The 2019 WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod will kick off this Tuesday and culminate in the gala performance on June 29, tickets to which have been slashed in price.
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