Artist Applications are now OPEN for the 2017 Sydney Blues & Roots WinterFest and Ninth Annual Sydney Blues & Roots Festival.

Please complete and submit the Artist Application form.


A big thank you to all who submitted artist applications in 2016. To those who were not successful please do not feel disheartened. While we get hundreds of applications every year it is our ultimate aim to give an opportunity to as many bands each year as possible.

If you have any questions please contact us or call us on 0409 905 884.

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Website Links

Please add any website or social networking links, which will be used for your Bio on the website and Festival publicity. eg:

If you include a YouTube video link this will be included on your Bio on the website.

Performance Details

Please describe your performance for use in all of our publicity (program, media releases etc). Enter a short Bio, which will be used for the website and Festival publicity.

Artist/Band Photo

upload a photo for use in all of our publicity (program, media releases etc). The file must be no larger than 1MB.

The documents can be in Compressed format eg: .zip .rar .gz .gzip. File types for images can be: .gif .jpg .jpeg .png .tif .tiff .bmp .psd

Attachments (Digital Photo no more than 8MB):

Performance Length and Fees

Please select your performance length and nominate your required fee. This fee must include travel to the festival and incidentals.

Performance Duration*: 45 min1 hour1.5 hours2 hours2.5 hours

Additional Information

Please also include information on any other requirements including accommodation, airfares, meals and car hire. Alcohol (drink riders) will not be provided as part of your performance fee. Accommodation, airfares, meals and car hire will be provided by negotiation only, and is not guaranteed.

Technical & Scheduling Details

Date(s) available to play:

Friday 1st December (9th Annual SBRF)Saturday 2nd December (9th Annual SBRF)Sunday 3rd December (9th Annual SBRF)

Technical Requirements

Please indicate whether you require the festival to provide backline equipment or whether you are supplying your own. If it is not noted, it won't be supplied!

NB: The Festival's standard backline is bass rig, guitar rig and drum kit, and excluding keyboards. Sound & mixing personel are supplied by the Festival and have ultimate control over the sound desk.

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Amps (number required):

Guitars (number required):

Keyboards (number required):

Drums (number required):

Bass (number required):

Stage Plan

Please upload a stage plan no larger than 5MB in size. This can be in the form of .doc .pdf .jpg

Upload your professional stage plan:

Number in touring party including performers (required):


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Shared Acts

Are any of the people listed applying to appear at the festival in another act?


Workshop Details

If you interested in providing a workshop please write a brief description for inclusion in the Program.

Band/Artist contact for during the Festival

contact is required for sound & production purposes during the Festival

By ticking and submitting this application, you confirm that all details contained within the application are correct. Terms and conditions are set out on our website at You have the permission to represent the artist/act as the principle contact and in all dealings with the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival. You shall inform the Festival of any changes to this arrangement. Any correspondence should be forwarded onto the other members of your group and returned, if required, in full, by dates requested by the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival.

This application does not guarantee selection and that if selected, the Festival programmers have the sole right to determine the act’s position (within the specified availability).

By submitting this form You agree to our Terms and Conditions*: