If you are an international act please also read our Information for International Artists page.
HOW DO ARTISTS / PRESENTERS APPLY?
Artists and Presenters need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) here by the due date.
THE BOOKING PROCESS
The booking process for Woodford Folk Festival is broken down into several stages.
If your EOI is successful you will be notified via email regarding your requirements for each successive stage.
It is a requirement of the festival that artists and presenters provide proof of current Public Liability Insurance (PLI) at the time of contracting.
If you do not currently have a policy there are affordable options available from the following organisations:
Vehicle access to the festival site will be limited to one vehicle per act unless otherwise arranged. This will be confirmed during the logistics phase. Vehicles must have a valid car pass to access the site or park in the Artist and Presenter parking spaces. Failing to adhere to this may result in the vehicle being towed.
The festival issues tickets to artists and presenters only. With over 3000 artists and presenters, it is not possible to issue tickets to spouses, partners, children, band managers or entourage. The festival provides venue stage managers, MCs, PAs, lighting equipment, sound engineers and operators to assist artists.
The festival offers heavily discounted tickets to artists and presenters for partners and dependent children.
Please ensure your ticketing lists are full and correct at the time of submitting your EOI. Any additional ticketing after the Agreement phase is not guaranteed and will need to be negotiated.
You are welcome to bring your own camping gear to camp free of charge in the Artist and Presenter Camping Areas. These areas have hot showers and potable water. No electricity or cooking facilities are provided to artists. Immediate family are welcome to camp in this area within your allocated space. If an artist wishes to camp with friends or extended family, they are welcome to camp in Season Camping.
Tent hire is an excellent option if you are traveling interstate and can’t bring camping gear with you.
There is limited motel accommodation close to the Woodford Folk Festival site and availability cannot be guaranteed.
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PERFORMING AT WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
BETWEEN BRISBANE AIRPORT AND THE FESTIVAL SITE:
Between 26th December and 2nd January, we have a team of volunteers that drive artists to and from the airport. This service can be arranged during the logistics phase when more information will be provided.
WHEN BOOKING FLIGHTS:
If you have a performance on the same day as you arrive, allow plenty of time. We usually have more than one act traveling in the same bus or car together, and you might have to wait for others to arrive and collect their luggage.
We recommend artists arrive in the area the day before they perform. We often find artists who arrive on the same day as performance arrive late due to unforeseen factors and this can cause unnecessary stress and complication for all.
Traffic is one unexpected factor that can cause serious delays. Please allow several hours to get to the site from Brisbane to check in, put gear in the lock-up, get to the stage, etc.
Getting a volunteer out of bed at 4.00am to drive you to the airport for a 6.30am departure is a problem for us – we cannot guarantee it will happen. Please make your departure times reasonable, or arrange to stay in Brisbane overnight so that you can catch a taxi or train to the airport for the really early flights.
If you have supplied us with complete information and invoices as requested within the time required, you will be paid post festival via EFT.
The festival has a department to coordinate interview and photo requests from the media.
MOBILE PHONE COMMUNICATION
Only Telstra & Optus mobile phones usually receive a strong signal on site. Please be aware that if you have another carrier you may not have reception.