Apply To Play @ St Kilda Festival 2013
The iconic St. Kilda Festival is now looking for musical applicants for the 2013 line-up. Going into its 32nd year, the festival has grown since its humble roots and it now a nine-day event that sees the best of Melbourne’s local music scene mix with some major national acts.
Famous for its community spirit, the nine-day event will see local shops, businesses, artists, bands and residents mix and mingle in a slew of community-based events including live gigs across various locations.
2013′s festival is set to be bigger than ever with a brand new stage being introduced to the festival thanks to in-demand audiences wanting to hear more of what the south side of Melbourne has to offer.
The festival will kick off with the Yalukit Willem Ngargee: People Place Gathering an indigenous indigenous arts and music event that sees local clans people welcome the event. Another highlight of the festival is the Live N Local program in which St. Kilda’s shops and traders open their doors and allow local musicians to perform as part of the festival. Live N Local celebrates oft unheard hyperlocal acts and has proved in past years to be a favourite among festival-goers. A long with live music, Live N Locak also features art installations and exhibitions as well as an open-air cinema.
By far the most popular facet of the festival though, is Festival Sunday in which the streets of St. Kilda are closed off and a massive festival launches. 20123 is set to be the biggest Festival Sunday yet with five stages and countless acts due to perform. Along with the performances on the main stages, buskers, artists and extreme sports stars will showcase their talents. This year, Festival Sunday is expected to be held on February 10th.
As part of Festival Sunday, the New Music Stage is back again offering ten emerging bands a chance to play at the festival. The crowd favourite will win $5000 and a bunch of other goodies. As well as the New Music Stage, returning for 2013 is the Push Stage which sees local bands with high school students playing to the packed crowds.
Applications for Live N Local and Festival Sunday spots are now open and close on September 21st. To find out more about how to apply visit the St Kilda festival Website.