Expressions of interest
Welcome to Fairbridge Festival 2019! We are already working hard on creating another great festival. The dates are confirmed for 26-28 April 2019. Performer expressions of interest open on 16th July 2018, and close on 7th September 2018. If you, or someone you know, can contribute something amazing, we’d love to hear about it!
We will notify all applicants on the outcome of their application. We unfortunately cannot provide feedback or enter discussions on the contents of your application.
What we’re looking for
Fairbridge Festival began as a little folk music festival 25 years ago and has since expanded into a 3-day event that hosts an array of music and performers.
We get asked about genre a lot – we just love music! We are primarily focussed on presenting folk, world and roots music, but we’re constantly looking to expand our offering. We are a broadminded organisation and will consider other forms of music which may work within the programming ethos of each festival. Although many selected acts do play covers, trad tunes or standards, we do not book cover bands. Acts who can also deliver interesting workshops, themed presentations, or are releasing music before the festival will be favourably considered. We have dedicated youth and children’s programs, so please let us know if you can present something for these audiences.
Music is our lifeblood, but we also book a big range of talks, street performers, circus, arts and crafts workshops, dance displays, wellness activities… if you do something awesome, we’d love to hear about it! We’re continually looking to expand our offering, and love a bit of cross-disciplinary inspiration. Applicants who can also offer a participatory workshop will be favourably considered. We offer dedicated childrens and youth programming, so please let us know if you can present something for these audiences. Our Youth Arts Space specifically caters to and only allows entry to teens (12-18), and we’d love applications for arts workshops that will engage, challenge and encourage teens to get creative.
Interstate & international performers
We cannot book any international performers that do not have an Australian agent. We do not book flights, we cannot assist with visas. Please consider this when providing us your quote. If you need more information, please email Maisie: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are selected to perform, we can offer ground transfers between Perth airport and the festival, and onsite accommodation in self-contained historical (but very rustic!) cottages. The festival site is about 90km from the airport, and 5km from Pinjarra, the closest town. It is very beautiful, but isolated. Please consider this when providing us your quote.