Gurmesh Singh MP


Coffs Coast musicians are encouraged to pack their bags and get on the road, taking advantage of the Sound NSW Touring and Travel Fund.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the $2 million program offers quick response grants of up to $2,500 per person for domestic activity and $7,500 per person for international activity.

“Touring gives artists an opportunity to connect with new and old fans from across the state, helping build their careers while offering their artistry to new and unique audiences,” said Mr Singh, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Emergency Services and the North Coast.

“From Jimmy Barnes to INXS, Troy Cassar-Daley to Ashleigh Dallas, every iconic Australian artist has earnt their stripes on tour, playing in venues along the eastern seaboard and throughout inland NSW.

“Having artists tour our regional towns and cities also adds vibrancy to the cultural makeup of our state and gives audiences access to new experiences.

“Artists also have an opportunity to reach international audiences, which is extremely exciting for those who are yet to play for tourists from overseas.

“I’m encouraging artists on the Coffs Coast and beyond to start planning now and pull together a tour to remember.”

Applications for the Sound NSW Touring and Travel Fund close on May 20.

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