Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn't the program up?

With well over 100 acts (we estimate that's about 300 musicians), coordinating any music festival is a daunting task. We are making every effort to finalise the program, with musicians making changes up to and during the festival. The schedule becomes more stable closer to the festival date. We publish it as soon as we consider it to be acceptable. As most music festivals do, we advise our community that schedule changes will happen, and to keep checking the website for the latest updates. Thanks for your support.

How can I help?

Look in "Get Involved" in the menu above or click here. Visit our Volunteers Wanted page to find out how to volunteer. Thanks for your support.

Is this a paid gig?

As this is a community event with limited funds, we regret that we are unable to pay musicians for their performances. We don't have the budget to pay over 140 acts (on average) every year. This is a non-profit, volunteer-run community festival with up to eight venues, only two of them requiring paid entry (at a very reasonable price you will not find elsewhere). The money raised from those venues does not cover even half the cost of producing the festival. However you are welcome to sell commission free merchandise at any venue you play at, or at the Information Tent.