Be a Performer

Applications to perform at the 2018 Fleurieu Folk Festival will be accepted from 1st March 2018. The 2018 Fleurieu Folk Festival will be held from Friday October 26 to Sunday 28 October.

Please read the following performer information before completing the Performer Application Form at the bottom of this page.

We are looking for folk music artists who will be part of the event and be involved not only in concerts but also sessions, singalongs, workshops, theme concerts, dances, children's events where possible. Performers who can stay the whole Festival and participate in the general festival atmosphere are also highly considered. Many of the performers camp on site. Some limited accommodation may be provided through billets

We welcome and look favourably upon artists who will also contribute by helping make the festival happen! We always need MCs, Venue Manager and many other tasks, so please also consider strongly about volunteering. Please note that the Festival is run by volunteers including a number of musicians and dancers and survives solely on ticket sales and sponsorship and through their goodwill.

Paid performers must have their own public liability insurance and will be required to provide a copy of their Certificate of Currency. When performing, you are a Festival service provider and as such are not covered by the Festival's public liability insurance. We suggest investigating insurance options with Folk Alliance Australia - see . You need to be or become a member of Folk Alliance Australia to take advantage of this insurance.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate your performance to the Festival, in which case you would be considered a volunteer and be covered by the Festival's public liability insurance. The Festival may also offer you a small payment in lieu of travel expenses under these circumstances.

Performers must also accept all responsibility for their Tax obligations, Superannuation and Work Cover requirements.

All fees quoted are to be totally inclusive of all costs such as GST, travel, etc.

Please note - if musicians are performing with more than one group they will only receive payment for performance with one group.


We start accepting Performer Applications on 1st February. The closing date is 30th April 2018

Applications can be made online (our preferred option) or you can download and print an application form and post it to PO Box 52, Seaford SA 5169.