Apply to Perform

Wanna play Vancouver Island MusicFest? Here’s how to apply.

Getting to MusicFest

Sarah Kerr

First off, know that we are primarily a Roots Music and Global Music Festival.

Send an email to that includes the following information:

– a link or two to a good live (not studio produced) video of your group
tell us where you are from
– tell us what workshops/sessions you can play

Vancouver Island MusicFest is not primarily a ‘new’ performer festival, although we do proudly introduce a number of new bands to our audience every year. Only a small portion of our acts are booked from unsolicited applications. Please do not spam our staff contact list with your applications ~ if you submit something here , it will get looked at.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive (approx 2000-2500 unsolicited submissions) we will only respond to those we wish to follow up with. We just don’t have time to follow up with everyone or give suggestions/advice. If you don’t hear from us, please don’t assume we will never have you at the Festival. It simply means you didn’t fit for this year. Feel free to try again in the future!Good luck with your musical projects and thanks for your interest in Vancouver Island MusicFest.

For a list of artists programmed over our 20-year history, visit