Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Pacific Break 2023 set for launch in Port Moresby

The search for the Pacific and Timor-Leste’s best original musical talent is set to get underway with the launch of the 2023 Pacific Break in Port Moresby this month.

The event launch on 21 September will include a free concert at the Lamana Gold Club featuring PNG-born Australian artist Ngaiire and last year’s Pacific Break winner Danielle as well as ABC Radio Australia music host and DJ Hau Latukefu.

Throughout the six-week campaign, featured artists will have their music and videos featured on ABC Radio Australia and ABC Australia programs and on ABC Pacific digital and social media accounts.

Entries will open on 21 September and close on 2 November with the winner announced on ABC Radio Australia morning show Nesia Daily on Thursday 9 November.

This year’s winner will be decided by a panel of judges made up of Ngaiire, DJ Hau Latukefu, Sose Fuamoli, and Rick Howe.

Australia is proud to promote the growth of unsigned artists living in the Pacific and Timor-Leste through such career-changing opportunities.

The winner of 2023 Pacific Break will be flown to Australia’s largest international music festival WOMADelaide in March 2024.

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Danielle made history by becoming the first female artist to win the competition last year.

For further information, including access to related materials, please contact the Australian High Commission media team: +675 7090 0100