Local songwriting legend to headline arts festival

Local songwriting legend to headline arts festival

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Wayne Perry will headline the 2024 Armadale Arts Festival

Singer songwriter Wayne Perry will be headlining the 2024 Armadale Arts Festival, which runs for two weeks from May 3.

A self-described wandering troubadour, Wayne travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, as he honed his musical craft.

For the last decade, Wayne has been a City of Armadale resident, further refining his craft as a guitarist and vocalist.

His versatility as an artist sees him play bluegrass, country and in orchestral settings.

Wayne has collaborated with local banjo legend Ian Simpson, and talented local classical musical director/conductor Rachel John, which highlights his commitment to the local music scene in the city.

“I am amazed at the artistic talent we have here in the City of Armadale. It’s an honour to be chosen, out of all the talented people here, as the festival artist for 2024. Looking at previous nominees, I am in distinguished company,” Wayne said.

“We are delighted to welcome Wayne Perry to the Armadale Arts Festival as our feature artist. Each year the Armadale Arts Festival attracts an eclectic mix of talented artists, and Wayne is no exception,” Mayor Ruth Butterfield said.

“This festival is a much-loved feature of our events calendar, and I hope to see you all join us once again in May, as we celebrate all things art.”