Regional Arts NSW
Skip to content

Let INDENT Rock Your Town

The invitation is open for young event teams in Regional and Metropolitan NSW to submit expressions of interest to host the 2015 Indent Tour.

Indent’s annual regional drug and alcohol free all-ages tour is the only tour of its kind in Australia. Since 2010, The Indent Tour has spanned all corners of NSW, providing young people with practical industry-standard skills in event management by bringing some of the biggest names in NSW music to regional and remote communities.

Previous tour headliners have featured the likes of Urthboy, Tonight Alive, Jinja Safari, Spit Syndicate and In Hearts Wake, with 2015 promising to be one of the biggest tours yet. In 2014 the regional towns of Nambucca Heads, Grafton, Cessnock and Yass, as well as Kiama were included in the tour.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young people who want to break into the music industry and walk away with practical and transferable skills. Not only will the Indent crew fund and facilitate a big name band to come to the successful teams’ towns,  the crew will teach young people how to plan, stage, promote and market the event, and help book all the support bands. The tour generally takes place over the last two weekends of November.

Project coordinator, Greg Clennar, says the Indent Tour is a great opportunity for young people to learn how to put on their own gigs to an industry level standard.

‘This year we want to give youth supervisors, youth councils and young event teams the opportunity to put themselves forward to host a show on the 2015 Indent Tour. If they are part of a team of people aged between 12 – 25 years old who organise regular live music events and want the chance to host a massive show with a headline artist then they should put forward their interest by filling out the survey,’ he says.

Indent, (derived from the words INDependent ENTertainment), a project of MusicNSW, was launched in October 2000 by the then Premier, Bob Carr. It receives core funding from the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts and is supported by APRA/AMCOS. Indent works directly with young people to empower them and help raise awareness of their needs, connecting them with support organisations in their community, providing opportunities, training and valuable experience and involving them in a range of tasks such as booking venues, liaising with police, managing security, organising public liability insurance, advertising and promotion.

Full details about the Indent tour here.