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$1000 prize money is up for grabs for the young and aspiring musicians who wins the 2014 Open Mic Night which will be held on Friday 21 March 2014.


All bands, soloists, singers and musicians aged between 12 and 25 are encouraged to enter, and make the most of this opportunity to perform in front of huge crowds at the Comedy Hour, 151 Hannan Street.  

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Acting Youth Mayor Matt Wallace said the Open Mic is a great opportunity to showcase local talent, and Youth Council wanted to see as many young people as possible register for the competition, which is part of the Youth Fest 2014 celebrations.

“This is a great opportunity for young local performers to gain exposure, recognition and experience.  There are not many opportunities available for young people to perform in front of a live audience of their peers, so it should be a fantastic event.

“Open Mic Night is part of National Youth Week – Our Voice, Our Impact celebrations and Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be in the spotlight as the launch event for WA National Youth Week festivities, so this is a great opportunity for local young muso’s to perform for industry professionals.

“We are very excited to have some great judges coming up from Perth, including Claire Hodgson and Leon Ewing from West Australian Music.  The winners will also have the opportunity to open for Taylor Henderson at Youth Fest 2014 in Centennial Park on Saturday 5 April.

For more information on Youth Fest 2014 events or to register for the Open Mic Night, please contact Youth Coordinator Keira Kimber on 9021 9679 or email

YouthFest 2014 is proudly supported by Healthways Smarter than Smoking.

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