Performer Applications

Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions received, we regret we do not have the resources to respond to any submissions received after the deadline. 
Each fall, we begin with an artist list that far exceeds the number we can realistically program. Throughout the process many new artists are discovered through submissions and conferences. We review the overall mix of the line-up as we go through the organic programming process and hire artists based on the strength of their performances and material, plus their fit with our international event. We usually avoid repeating artists over several years to give others an opportunity, and to present a fresh program to the audience.

If you wish to perform at the Festival, please send a short email introducing yourself and your music. Please include links to your website, Facebook/Twitter/Bandcamp account, or YouTube links and send to: programming(at) If we are able to include you in our Festival we will get in touch with you before the end of February 2019. 

Due to the thousands of inquiries we receive each year, we regret we do not have the resources or the staff to discuss your work or to respond to questions regarding your submission. 

Thanks for your interest.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival