A sky full of opportunity

Many West Australian artists and bands are entering a contest to try and score the opportunity of being the opening act for Coldplay’s ‘Music of the Spheres’ concert in Perth this November.

The chosen act will perform at Optus Stadium in front of an expected crowd of 60,000 people, alongside a prize of $15,000.

RTRFM breakfast presenter Pam Boland says this is an amazing opportunity for local musicians.

“We’ve seen Thelma Plum go up on that stage which is brilliant, but Thelma Plum is a very established musician so it’s great that WA are turning to local musicians,” she says.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for WA musicians, it allows visibility as it’s based on a huge stage with a huge audience.”

Coldplay took to social media to share the competition with their fans, which saw thousands take to the comment section to express their interest.

Coldplay takes to Instagram to promote the competition. Screenshot: Jess Antoniou.

The competition is open to WA musicians only, and entrants are required to submit one original song and a live performance for judging.

Singer/songwriter Sam McGovern is one of the many ambitious artists who have submitted an application.

He says he’s proud of the songs he’s been working on and thinks winning this competition would increase his recognition in the music industry.  

Sam McGovern talks about why this competition could be life-changing.

He has taken his campaign public with his “Sam McGovern 4 Coldplay support” posters to help boost his support from the community.

Perth indie band Death by Denim are also entering. Singer Nik Iliadis and guitarist Palle Mazzulla say this is an incredible opportunity for their band.

Watch the video below for the boy’s take on the competition and what being chosen to perform could mean for their band.

Death by Denim band members Nik Iliadis and Palle Mazzulla chat about entering the Coldplay competition and what it means for Perth musicians. Video: Jess Antoniou.

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