BC BANDS INVITED TO SUBMIT FOR PERFORMANCE SLOTS AT SKOOKUM
Music BC and SKOOKUM festival organizers are taking submissions from British Columbia-based performers starting today for select performance slots at this year’s inaugural festival.
SKOOKUM 2018 already has a heavy BC influence but in a bid to further showcase homegrown talent, over the next three weeks, bands from this province will have the opportunity to show that they have what it takes to take the stage alongside some of the most renowned bands in the music scene.
“Music BC is thrilled to be partnering with SKOOKUM this year to present even more talent across our province,” said Lindsay MacPherson, Program Manager of Music BC. “This is a tremendous opportunity to perform in front of a local crowd and among some of the most notable names in contemporary music today.”
“Music BC is one of the best resources for any band who lives in BC. They have helped us through the years play amazing shows, provide funding for tours & marketing, connect with other bands, and provide so much support. It is amazing to see all the bands they have supported and help break them into the music industry,” said Drew McTaggart of Dear Rouge.
Application Deadline: Applications can be submitted until 11:59pm May 10. Successful applicants will be announced May 22.
Eligibility will include the following:
Majority of performing members must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and must have resided in BC for a period of six months prior to and at the time of application.
Applicants must be available to perform on any of the festival dates (September 7th, 8th, 9th). Artists will not be given the opportunity to select which day they perform on. Performance set time and stage is tbc.
Applicants must be able to perform an original 35-minute set.
Artist should have a current album or digital release (within the last 24 months, or upcoming 6 months).
We welcome and encourage applications from a diversity of regions, genres, genders, cultures and other measures of diversity.
Further details about eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are available at: www.musicbc.org
Launching September 7th-9th in iconic Stanley Park, SKOOKUM will feature four stages of contemporary music performances with over 50 stage performances, live and multimedia art installations; gourmet culinary experiences from some of Vancouver’s most acclaimed restaurants; pop-up and roaming entertainment throughout the weekend and tasting areas showcasing some of the best BC wines, locally brewed craft beer as well as select offerings from local area craft distilleries. SKOOKUM Festival is produced by BRANDLIVE in collaboration with Virgin Mobile.
To learn more about SKOOKUM, including details about tickets and pricing, please visit: www.skookumfestival.com
BRANDLIVE produces a wide range of events throughout the region; from celebrity gala dinners and private events to themed Olympic pavilions to concerts and major festivals. Select highlights include the annual BC Children’s Hospital Crystal Ball Gala and Canada Day at Canada Place celebrations; the 2010 Winter Olympic Victory Ceremonies at BC Place; Alberta House, Vancouver House and Heineken Holland House at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Multiple Grey Cup Festivals, the annual Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival, The “Whistler Presents” Summer Concert Series, Sarah McLachlan’s “Voices in the Park” and “Summer Sessions at Ambleside” fundraising concerts as well as their very own “Squamish Valley Music Festival” – which attracted over 350,000 patrons while generating an economic impact in excess of $150 Million dollars during its’ six year run.
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Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (motion picture; digital and interactive media; music and sound recording; and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy, and is providing financial support to a wide range of BC music initiatives through the Live Music Fund. SKOOKUM gratefully acknowledges their support.
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