The Festival

The much-loved Nannup Music Festival presents an eclectic mix of live acts over the March long weekend each year, set to the stunning bush backdrop of Western  Australia’s South West and the small town atmosphere of Nannup. The community-spirited event, produced by a dedicated team of staff and volunteer Committee from the non profit Nannup Music Club Inc, has been running since 1990 and has consistently proven to be one of the most anticipated events in Western Australia’s music calendar. Over its long course, it has created life lasting memories for multiple generations of audiences and earned an acclaimed reputation among national and international performers.​

The festival highlights the best in new, emerging and Indigenous music over free and ticketed venues, presents the Nannup Emerging Artists Award, and offers workshops, talks, poetry, camping, kids activities, food and artisan markets where you’re invited to  share, immerse and discover in the “Nannup bubble”. It is a special place to share a festival experience and authentic good times with family and friends; a colourful celebration of music and community.

Nannup is part of Nyoongar Boodjar lands and is home to 14 language groups. Nannup town is situated on the lands of the Bibbulmun people and the north side of the Blackwood river (Bilyar Goorbillyup) becomes Wardandi country. The festival takes place during Bunuru – Second summer (season of the adolescence). We love, honour and cherish this place and we trust that it will be respected and nurtured far into the future.


Best Live Event, 2023 WA Category Winner, National Live Music Awards

Winner Community Impact – Organisation, State Cultural Treasures Awards 2022

Most Popular Live or Streaming Music Event, WAMAwards 2020

Best Live Event, 2018 WA Category Winner, National Live Music Awards

State Winner: Litter Prevention and Waste Management, Tidy Towns Awards 2017

Our Mission

To create, connect and strengthen community through music and the arts; to encourage and promote emerging and Indigenous artists; to drive local economic activity and support regional liveability through cultural tourism; to respect the environment and work towards minimising our impact, while learning and educating where we can.

What We’re All About

Connection, Community & Inclusivity

Our Festival brings together people of different ages and backgrounds and we love watching them connect, share and discover in our small town setting in the Bush. We believe in and respect diversity; everyone is welcome at our Festival!  We endeavour to support the local community and we’re proud to play a big part of the economic and social viability of our beautiful region.

Emerging & Indigenous Artists

Two major passions for the festival are the encouragement of and belief in emerging and indigenous artists. Our Festival has a strong connection with indigenous music and our Emerging Artist Award is a fantastic part of our event, offering growth and experience for the artists. We endeavour to grow with and nurture the wider evolving artistic community and we’re proud to support its exposure.

Mental Health 

Mental Health – in all its aspects: sexual, spiritual, emotional – has an impact on our daily lives. Lets Talk about it! Our program includes workshops that create a safe space for people to talk about it, share their experiences and realise they’re not alone. Together we can strengthen each other and dissolve some of the stigmas that hold us back.

Environmental Awareness

The festival engages directly with the challenge of environmental sustainability through its Green Steps initiative. We maintain a commitment to minimising the festival’s environmental impact and creating opportunities to raise awareness on environmental issues. Our aim is to take a few green steps each year and eventually put the festival at the forefront of environmentally friendly event management.


Our venues and activities allow families to participate in all aspects of the festival. Part of the beauty of our event is the fact that young people feel safe and welcome to immerse in and share experiences throughout the Festival site; our little Festival-goers can also enjoy our free ‘Playground’ venue, filled with special activities just for them.


Basically I take my hat off to every single person involved in any aspect of this festival!
Thank you for making it one of the best LOCAL festival events we have ever attended. It
was just so gratifying and actually a privilege to have been able to be a part of the local Australian music scene, which folks, in the opinion of this particular attendee is beyond good; it’s blossoming and thriving! Well done!


One of the best small town fest ever volunteered and participated.


Nannup Music Festival is our favourite. Each year we fairies come away filled with happiness and joy. Always such a lovely vibe. It’s a great size and I love all of the venues, set around town. You always seem to have the best variety of music to suit everyone’s taste and introduce all of us to awesome new music! I loved that the river was high this year and I could sneak down for a dip when it was at the heat of the day! Thank you so much for having us!!!

Fairy Sandie

Ladybird Entertainment

Amazing festival like stepping into an alternate universe…


Amazing festival, as one lucky enough to have performed and been an audience member. I must say I’m absolutely speechless, “Funnily I can still type though”. Day to day I worry about so much shit, like all of us I guess. What a change to arrive at an event and feel like you’ve fallen off the earth into some kind of holy space between reality and a dream where the word worry loses all meaning. To all involved in its delivery my heart explodes for you, beautiful damn humans.

Kyron Leigh Smithson

Grand Casual

Wonderful vibes, great music, lots of smiles and laughter, free letting go dancing, warming hugs, inspiration by talents, truth and openness… so much to love, so much love…


Totally Sound have been doing the sound, lighting and staging at the Nannup Music Festival for many years. We also proudly sponsor the Emerging Artist Award. The crew love this event. Kym, our Sound Engineer who takes care of the Town Hall stage tells me he always feels a little low the day after the festival, a little sad that it has to come to an end each year.

Totally Sound

Audiovisual Company

What a wonderful vibe. Great music, positive interactions and excellent, yet non intrusive organisation and management. I love this festival!


Congratulations to ALL the organisers, participants and stall holders as well as the
welcoming, tolerant people of Nannup. It was our first time and we were blown away by the talent, the friendliness of the staff, the relaxed atmos and the providers of sustenance. We never had to wait long for delicious food and drinks (love the Nannup brews!) and the bathroom facilities were always clean. Great campsite. Loved cycling to and from along the river. Well done all. We will be back!