Performer Applications 2018

Thank you for your application which offers us a broad pool of talent to develop an exciting festival program. We value performers that are willing and able to participate throughout the weekend from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon; from the Opening Parade, within workshops and in small and large venues.

It is essential that we have a CD to assist our review as our internet sucks. If you have not applied in the past 3 years please send a demo CD as these are circulated around our selection committee. If you have applied before and are not sending a CD, please make a note in the comments box at the bottom of the application.  Applications to Yackandandah Folk Festival are popular and highly competitive with hundreds more acts than we could possibly accept. You have a ten percent chance of being selected. Acts setting a very reasonable fee and offering something extraordinary will stand a higher chance of selection. Over a two month period, your CD will be circulated around our performer selection committee and a shortlist developed.

If selected, confirmation of your public liability insurance will be required.

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The Basics

For our liaison and discussions (Agent/Performer/Other please specify)


Our Insurers insists that all paid performers will need Public Liability Insurance. If you do not have insurance you can volunteer your performance.

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Promotional Information

Artists will be featured on our website as well as in the Festival program. Please provide the details below to assist with this.

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Artists are usually booked on the basis that they will be at the Festival for the whole weekend and be flexible enough to make anywhere from 3 - 4 appearances in concerts and workshops. The Festival runs from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and we expect performers to be available for the full Festival. Please confirm your availability:

Performance fee

Our Festival is a small, non-commercial, community arts event with a limited budget. Please give a realistic quote on the basis of covering expenses and/or a realistic fee structure. If you are eligible to charge GST, please include this in your quote.

Stage requirements

All P.A. equipment, lighting etc. is supplied by the Yackandandah Folk Festival. However, as we are a regional festival we have limited back-line hire (guitar amps, drum kit). Loaning/hiring from other musicians would be your responsibility to co-ordinate.
This should be in Word, JPEG or PDF (please keep file size under 2MB).

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If your application is successful, our accommodation officer will contact you regarding accommodation. We have three options for accommodation: * You can organise your own accommodation. * We can provide free campsites at the Sports Park. * We can offer a limited number of local billets with families who support the Festival. Please indicate your preference


A free weekend pass will be given to each artist. If you have family members accompanying you, we will do our best to provide accommodation. If you choose to camp, there is unlimited camping for family. Tickets for partners/spouses are $50 each and children under 16 are free. Please do not spring last minute nannies, merchandise co-ordinators, or other accompanying on us. If there are special requirements please state here or any offer to perform may be revoked.

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Anything else

Forward your CD

Please forward a CD of your most recent representative work to: Performer Applications, Yackandandah Folk Festival, PO Box 98, Yackandandah, Victoria 3749, Australia. All CD’s will be donated to the local Community Radio Station after the selection process is completed. There is no need to forward a CD if you have sent us one in the past 3 years.


I understand that by submitting this application form, I am indicating that I am willing and able to perform at the Yackandandah Folk Festival 2018 from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2018.