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Info for Performers

Performance Opportunities

Funds raised from grants, sponsors and crowdfunding together with ticket income will enable us to not only pay for the festival infrastructure (insurance, promotion, staging etc.) but also pay for a limited number of performance slots on our three stages. During the remaining times we offer opportunities for artists to perform on the same stages and receive funds directly via our Busking Buckets.

Applicants who were successful in applying for the cancelled 2021 festival were offered a place in this year's festival.  Not surprisingly, some of them were not able to take up this offer which meant there were still some vacancies available. Applications to fill those vacancies have now closed.

We receive many more applications than we are able to include in the final selection each year. Successful inclusion in the program is broadly based on the primary performance spot offered by the Program Manager.

All successful applicants (including those performing on the busking stages) will be accredited in the program and on the web site.


The Festival is expected to run from Friday 7pm till 9.30pm Sunday night, and selected acts are, as a rule, expected to be available for the entire Festival.

Sound Checks

As with most Festivals, it is not possible to do an extensive sound check. Line checks will take place and then our experienced sound crews will do the rest.


We ask you to use your photos and music to promote yourself and the festival.

Your fee

Our funding model guarantees a payment of $100-$200 for singles and duos and up to $600 per band for the paid performances.


We ask that you keep up to date with changes to information provided. As we are a relatively new festival there are kinks that may need straightening out.

Application Form

Applications have now closed.