Artist, Musician and Performer Application Guidelines
Tanglewood Music and Arts Festival. This year our vibrant growing festival moves to the mainland. In the stunning rolling hills and ranges, in a beautiful valley only 1.5 hours north of Melbourne. The event runs from the 30th of December to the 2nd of January.
We are a not for profit organisation with a mission to create a fun, safe and affordable place to celebrate New Years Eve while supporting young Australian up and coming and already established artists.
Although we have made our task a little easier by moving off French Island and on to the main land this year, It takes an extraordinary number of dedicated people to put on a festival such as this and we really appreciate you wanting to be one of those people.
Whether you are an artist of any media, performer of any kind, produce your own music, spin vinyl or CD’s or play in a band, Tanglewood Music and Arts Festival is always on the lookout for talented people to be involved. Tanglewood invites all artists and performers to apply for our events:
Take your time to fill in the form as completely as possible. In complete applications will not be accepted. Please try to let us know of any upcoming shows or gigs, we love to come and watch our applicants live as much as possible.s
Please try to let us know of any upcoming shows or gigs, we love to come and watch our applicants live as much as possible. Please be sure to read the application guidelines before filling out the application form. Applications close on Sunday the 16th of October.
Application Progress Timelines
- Artist Applications Open
- Artist Application Close Sunday 16th of October
- Selections Made Throughout applications open. Final decisions made by October 30th.
- Email Notification By October the 30th
- Artists welcome letter, Contract, Tech rider or hospitality requirements form and parking permits are sent to successful applicants by Friday the 13th of November.
- Artists to return all paper work and insurance info by Friday the 27th of November
- Artist performance schedule to be confirmed by Monday the 30th of November
Your application will not be accepted with out:
- All current promotional material
- Good quality recording of at least 3 songs (Attach audio files or links to bandcamp sound cloud ect )
- A Press pack OR ,2 High quality photos, A biography, any social media sites facebook page, website youtube ect
- Uploaded tech rider and stage plot
- A copy of PL insurance details (if applicable)
This festival aims to highlight local artists and talent from across the Victoria. We look for originality, diversity, appeal to an audience of all ages and nationalities, flexibility to perform in a range of performance areas and affordability.
Successful artist applicants will be sent a contract to confirm their involvement in the Festival and the agreed fee. Volunteer performers will still need to return a signed contract.
Stage Pan & Tech Specs
The Stage Plan and tech specs must be attached to your application form for it to be accepted. This will assist our Production crew with your staging requirements and set-ups and ensure we have what we need.
The French Fest Oganisation requires that each artist or member of a performance group have Public Liability Insurance unless you are volunteering your services to the organisation or receiving a token payment to cover yours costs. You must attach a certificate of currency of PLI to your application form if this applies to you.
If you need insurance cover, we recommend www.duckforcover.com.au a not for profit organisation set up for musicians, performers and artists, or https://business-insurance.aon.com.au/professions/entertainment/performers.aspx offers discounts for Apra members.
Transport and Parking
Bus 684 leaving from Lillydale train station can get you to Lake Eildon and transfers to site can be arranged from there. Alternatively if you are driving there is plenty of parking on site. You can leave your car at the security station at main entrance and be dropped on site or If you are staying there will be car parking in the main crew camping area. Please make sure you give us a URL for facebook account of at least one member of your act if you have one. We can then add you to a Tanglewood crew group which will allow you to organize lifts and talk to people about the event.
ARTIST CDs & MERCHANDISE
There will be a merchandise stand where all artists have the opportunity to sell any merchandise they have. It can be left with our friendly volunteers along with a price list. Artist signing and interview ties will be arranged with festival scheduling. Although we take very good care we do accept responsibility for loss or damage to any merch or belongings.
Tanglewood Festival organisers will have an area for warm up and practice. Music equipment can be left in the security station where it should be very safe, but please note – artists are responsible for the security and storage of their instruments.
PRODUCTION / SOUND CHECKS / SOUND LEVELS
The Festival aims to provide excellent quality sound and production and is always developing this area to ensure a high standard. There are limits to the backline that can be provided. Please note that it is not possible to provide time for an extensive Sound Check while a line check is possible. This is why it is important for you to supply thorough tech specs and stage plot. Our crews are very experienced and helpful.
TAG AND TESTING
All gear that an artist supplies that you would like to use on the day must have an up to date test tag on it (more than 1 month from expiry) This is a requirement and any equipment not tagged can not be used.
There are a couple of stages at the event, make sure you receive a map at the entrance so that you can find your way around the site. It is a good idea to check in with your relevant stage manager and let them know that you are there and if you have trouble go to the info tent and one of our friendly volunteers will help.
Artist fees will be paid on receipt of a valid tax invoice and payments will be made after the event, Direct Deposit payments (Banking details must be provided on valid tax invoice) or a cheque will be posted out to you after the Festival. Valid Tax Invoices must be submitted by Monday the 9th of January 2017.