The Nannup Music Festival is passionate and excited to support, nurture and encourage Emerging Artists. We are honoured to have the support from our incredible sponsors, which allows us to present the Nannup Emerging Artist Award.

Ten artists from our lineup are selected each year to take part in the award. They are asked to perform two original songs to a supportive audience and go in the running for recording time with Lee Buddle at Crank Recording and with James Newhouse from Lamb Chop (thank you to Totally Sound)

Winners are selected by an industry pool of judges and announced at the opening of Sunday’s Amphitheatre night concert. They are also invited to perform at the following year’s festival. 

Applications for the Nannup Emerging Artists Award are accepted as part of the general artist application process, open to all from 1st May to 31st June each year.


2024  Littlefair & The Cup Trumpets

2023  Mia June  & Sienna Rebelo


2021  Sofa & Racka Chachi

2020  Sunday Lemonade  & MissGenius

2019  Farraday’s Cage

2018  Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks

2017  Jake Hatch

2016  Dan Howls

2015  The Tommyhawks

2014  Siobhan Cotchin & Leah Grant

2013  Seeds of the Sea

2012  Spoonful of Sugar

2011  Minnie Marks

2010  Tom Richardson

2009  Isabel Quigley

2008  Loren Kate

2007  Dan Richmond

The Nannup Emerging Artists Award is sponsored by: