2017 Artist Applications
Applications for the 2017 Broadbeach Country Music Festival closed on Friday January 27, 2017 at 5pm (AEST) and we are no longer accepting applications for the Festival.
If you have already applied for the event via the online form the applications are currently being reviewed and this may take a number of weeks due to the volume of applications we have received. Thanks for your patience and we will be in contact.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ‘Like Us’ on our Broadbeach Country Music Festival Facebook for all the latest updates.
Artist Application Statement
We would like to address the misinformation that has been circulating regarding the Artist Application fee. Firstly, we pride ourselves on supporting the music industry, both established artists and emerging talent.
The Broadbeach Country Music Festival is a free-to-attend event, presented by a not-for-profit organisation. This event is not run like many other Festivals -we do not make any money from it.
Its sole purpose is to bring people into Broadbeach for a great time. As we are a not-for-profit, money to present the Festival is limited. We also present the event with a very small team who are passionate and dedicated to exceeding expectations and delivering a quality, sustainable and safe event.
We receive numerous applications to play at the Festival annually, so recently a decision was made to implement an application fee. To clarify, Artists weren’t paying the fee to perform; the fee was an administration cost to process the application.
The application process from our end includes listening to the music, investigating the artists and watching live shows. This takes times, resources and costs money.
Once accepted, all artists on the bill are paid a performance fee, given full production support, provided with accommodation, stage transfers and media support, as well as offered the opportunity to sell their own merchandise.
As the Artists who have attended the event will attest, Broadbeach is passionate about providing exact equipment requested by the artist as well as having extra stage hands and additional crew available to make the event run seamlessly. We have nothing but respect for both the artists, and the guys who slog it out backstage. Again this takes time and costs money.
As mentioned it’s completely free for the fans to attend, the Broadbeach Country Music festival makes no revenue that is generated from food or drink sales. Every show is free at each venue and on the outdoor stages.
So how do we afford to do this? Revenue is generated by funding from Government bodies both on a local and state level, as well as in-kind support from our sponsors. Every cent we make goes into putting on the best event we can afford for the artists and fans, and to create economic return for our town‘s main industry – Tourism.
We have listened, and therefore have made the decision to remove the application fee for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival. As the festival grows, there may come a time where staff are unable to cope with the sheer number of applications. We are passionate about giving each artist who applies the consideration they deserve therefore the fee may be considered again somewhere down the track.
Thank you for your understanding and support of the Broadbeach Country Music Festival, the Australian Country Music industry and the small team that put this event on annually.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event in 2017.