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Event Dates & Times

  • Sat, Feb 1 2020 12:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 2 2020 12:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 18 2020 8:00pm


Saturday 1 February, afternoon – Competition on KPMG Stage at Festivale

Sunday 2 February, afternoon – Winner’s Set on KPMG Stage at Festivale

Tuesday 8 February, 8pmRAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel



Theatre North's RAW Acoustic Competition at Festivale is back in 2020. RAW aims to be a way for emerging artists to get gigs at Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.

With a fresh focus on the original, the acoustic and the authentic, RAW Acoustic Competition has seen incredible talent arise, grow and succeed on the stage.

The competition is divided into stages:

  • The live competition on the Saturday afternoon of Festivale (KPMG Stage)
  • Winner plays a one-hour slot on the Sunday afternoon of Festivale (KPMG Stage)
  • All place-getters will play a concert-style gig at The Royal Oak Hotel

Previous winners and runners-up have gone on to perform at events such as MONA FOMA, Junction Arts Festival, in theatrical productions and other paid gigs, including their own full sets at Festivale.

After appearing in RAW, some musicians have launched their careers – releasing singles, EPs and albums, and winning prizes for song-writing in national competitions.

RAW is a unique partnership between Theatre North Inc., Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.


RAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel

  • $10 - All Single Tickets
  • $5 - All Subscribers
  • FREE - Gold Subscribers / Friends

Competition & Winner’s Gig at Festivale:

Festivale Entry Ticket required


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RAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel:

Companion Cards accepted.

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A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Musical Director - Travis Hennessy