Artist Applications • 2022 • Opening in 2021

Please sign up to our enews to receive notifications of opening and closing dates for the 2022 Festival. 

All applicants for the postponed 2021 Festival will be rolled over to 2022.

A celebration of music, culture and community, Port Fairy Folk Festival welcomes all applications from artists across a range of genres including music, theatre, spoken/written word, street theatre, children’s entertainment, dance and comedy. Please sign up to our e-news to receive notifications on key opening and closing dates.

The Festival takes place both in the Arena and a selection of venues throughout the Village of Port Fairy. If successful, your schedule of venues and times will be at the discretion of the Program Director. The Program Team work very hard to ensure that each schedule provides the best possible benefit to both the artist and the Festival.

Our application process is highly competitive. Each year we receive approximately 1000 applications, of which we can only book approximately 100 acts. Please note that due to the volume of applications we are unable to notify all unsuccessful applicants.  If you have not been contacted by the end of September, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Please read our application guidelines for music artists and street theatre artists before you begin your application.

Once your form is completed, please review to make sure you have filled in all fields marked with a red *. If your form does not submit, scroll through until you find the highlighted problem, enter the missing details and try again. When your application is successful, the application successful page will appear and you should receive a copy of your application to the email address you supplied in the act contact section.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please first check your junk mail. Confirmations are an automated reply and can trigger junk filters, especially for gmail and hotmail addresses. Adding [email protected] to your address book prior to applying should ensure confirmation delivery. You may contact the Program Team at [email protected] + 61 (0)491 601 065 if you wish to check that your application has been received.

In keeping with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation we would like to confirm that you are providing the Port Fairy Folk Festival with your contact details as part of the performer application process. The Port Fairy Folk Festival will keep your details on file for this reason alone and will contact you in regards to performance matters only. If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent for us to keep your information for this purpose, please contact us at [email protected]

Wishing you all the best,

The Program Team.