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Artists Applications

Artists Applications for the 2018 National Celtic Festival are now Open!

We encourage Artists to fully participate in all aspects of the Festival.
Preference is given to artists who align with our vision – to host a premier event of international and national significance that provides an authentic expression of Celtic culture, encompassing both traditional and contemporary interpretations within the Australian Folk setting. At the heart of the festival is community with a focus on inclusivity and participation.

The festival supports the sustainability of the culture in a contemporary context.


**Please download and read the Artist Application Guidelines 2018 document before you submit your online application

2018 NCF Artist Application Guidelines


You can apply to take part in the festival in two ways. Using our online application form below (preferred), or download a hard copy of the application form, fill it in and post or email back to us with your supporting material.

2018 NCF Artist Application Form


2018 Online Artist Application

Complete all the required fields in the online application and then submit your application. Please apply only once and fill in all fields marked with *

Any queries please contact us via email:


Online Application

Welcome to the National Celtic Festival 2018 on line Application form,

** Please note, all fields marked with a RED * are required.

** Please also read the Application Guidelines before completing \ submitting your application.  Artist application Guidelines 2018

Performance/Artist Name:*
Contact Name:*
Authorisation to apply:*
Postal Address:*
Ph: Business Hours:*
Ph: Home:*
Ph: Mobile:*
E-mail Address:*
Facebook Page Address:*
Your Web Page Address :*
Performance Description:*
Number of Act Members:*
Act Members Names and Instrument played:*
Artists in Other Acts:*
Powered / Acoustic Performance
The Programming Team is looking for variety and will give preference to acts that have other
contributions to offer. Apart from concerts, are there any other ways you can contribute to the Festival program?
Other :
Workshop / Masterclass:
Workshop Level :
We are very supportive of new ideas or unique ways of presenting your work at the Festival.
Do you have any suggestions or can you offer us something different?
Performance Suggestion:

Festival Availability

·Artists engaged for whole Festivalweekend need to be available from Friday 8th June, 6pm until Monday11th June, 3pm unless by prior arrangement with Festival Director

·Artists engaged for one day only ofFestival need to be available for either Saturday ORSunday unless by prior arrangement with Festival Director

Daytime = 10:00am - 6:00pm, Night Time = 6:00pm - Till Late*


Artists are usually booked on the basis that they will be available to perform approximately3 to 5 times throughout the whole weekend(Friday night through to Monday afternoon)

  • Some acts may be engaged for one day only
  • Please give a realistic quote on the basis of covering expenses and/or fee structure
  • Your quote should include ALL EXPENSES & GST (if registered for GST)

Availability :
Quote for weekend performance*
Day Performance Fee :*
One off performance fee*
Above Fees are negotiable:*
Payment will be made by cheque on presentation of a valid Tax Invoice.
Please select one Tax option below and nominate the name to which the cheque is to be made payable.

Option 1
Registered for GST Supply Tax Invoice with ABN (stating GST has been included) before payment
Option 2
Not registered for GST but have an ABN Supply Tax Invoice with ABN (stating no GST has been included ) before payment.
Option 3
No ABN Supply Statement by a Supplier form and will forward it before payment.
Option 4
No ABN or Statement by a Supplier form Under PAYG legislation the Festival must withhold 48.5% from the fee and forward the same to the ATO on your behalf.
Tax Choice Option*
If you chose Option 1 or 2
If you chose Option 3 or 4 :
Upload Your Band Image File here : (Hi-Res 2MB Max)*
Preference will be given to applications that supply up-to-date support materials
Artists new to the Festival MUST provide CD recording and photo with application
Please supply the following supporting material-
1. Quality CD Recording (will also be used for Festival marketing & promotion - CD's will not be returned)
2. Photo – Preferably in JPEG format, at least 300 Dpi (it may be included in our program or used for marketing)
3. Biographical material


Programming Director
National Celtic Folk Festival
PO Box 1314, Geelong 3220

Thank you for your interest and application.
I have Read the application Guidelines:*
I am a real Person: