- Perth synth metal band Voyager to represent Australia at 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool
- McGowan Government is supporting Voyager’s Eurovision entry through the Contemporary Music Fund and Tourism WA
- Voyager’s official music video ‘Promise’ showcases iconic WA landscapes like Hutt Lagoon pink lake and Kalbarri National Park
Western Australia is taking to the world stage yet again, with Perth synth metal band Voyager showcasing WA’s musical talent and spectacular natural scenery at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia announced today that Voyager has been selected to represent Australia at Eurovision, the world’s biggest song contest which attracts more than 160 million viewers to the global broadcast.
Voyager will be the first ever musical act to represent WA and the first ever band rather than individual performer representing the nation.
The music video for Voyager’s Eurovision song, Promise, was partly filmed in iconic WA landscapes such as the bright pink Hutt Lagoon and Kalbarri National Park, including Natures Window.
The McGowan Government is providing support for Voyager to travel to the UK through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Contemporary Music Fund, which assists homegrown artists with projects that produce and promote their work and build links nationally and internationally. Tourism WA has assisted with the video’s production.
The 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom from 9 to 13 May 2023. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with their song Stefania. This year, the United Kingdom will host the competition on Ukraine’s behalf with the theme United by Music.
Australia has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2015. The previous entries have all been solo artists including Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Kate Miller-Heidke and Dami Im.
Voyager are described as a ‘genre-transfiguring act’ with keytar solos and bombastic drumming.
As stated by Tourism Minister Roger Cook:
“Western Australia is on a rock and roll around the world.
“Every week we are sending a new message around the globe that it’s all happening in WA.
“And what a way to show Western Australia to the world, with our very own homegrown heroes Voyager representing Australia and showcasing our dreamlike state as part of Eurovision.
“The images and video shot in the Mid-West at Hutt Lagoon and Kalbarri National Park are absolutely stunning.
“The Western Australian Government is proud to support Voyager on its own epic voyage to Eurovision, and we wish the band the very best of luck.”
As stated by Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
“What an exciting day for WA!
“Our State has such an incredibly talented pool of musicians and this is an unparalleled opportunity to showcase some of that unique talent on the world stage this year.
“I am so proud to have Voyager represent Australia for Eurovision 2023 and I know we will all be cheering them on.