The band will play two sold-out shows at Optus Stadium this November
Image: James Marcus Haney.
Ahead of their sold-out performances in Perth this November, legendary British rockers Coldplay have revealed they're giving local Western Australian artists the chance to support them at their exclusive Australian shows.
To be eligible, entrants must be residents of WA aged 16 years and over and upload a recording of one of their own original songs, as well as a video of them performing live. Submissions can be made at here and all entries will be assessed by team Coldplay and a panel of music industry professionals. The final winner will then be selected by Coldplay. Entries open August 21 and close September 4, with the winner due to be announced on October 2.
The winner will also secure a $15,000 grant provided through the WA Government Contemporary Music Fund for further development, before taking the stage for their Coldplay support live set on November 18 and 19 at Optus Stadium. The grant will support the winner with promotional activities which could include recording, marketing initiatives, touring or attendance at industry events.
The Western Australian Government, through Tourism WA, and Live Nation are hopeful the performance will cause an increase in tourism to the western state, and inject millions into the local economy. “This drawcard event is all part of the WA Government's and Tourism WA’s new major events strategy, to bring incredible events to the state that entice visitors to travel to Western Australia and enjoy all WA - the Dream State - has to offer.” WA’s Deputy Premier, the Hon. Roger Cook says.