Brunswick Music Festival 2019 EOIs Now Open!

Wet Lips at Brunswick Music Festival 2018 photo: Naomi Beveridge

Brunswick Music Festival is one of Melbourne’s longest running inner city music festivals and in 2019 celebrates 31 years. Over the decades the festival has reflected the changing face of Brunswick – continually showcasing the best local talent, presenting high calibre international artists and embracing a movable feast of musical genres and events.

With local legend Emily Ulman at the helm as Music Programmer, BMF 2019 is set to once again shake things up – and continue to reflect, embrace and challenge this diverse community and place. As part of our Festival ethos, we are seeking to collaborate with local producers and a range of local venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver a program that is edgy, politically-aware, diverse, engaging and sustainable.

The 2019 Festival will explore themes around place, community, inclusivity, space and neighbourhood.

We envision a festival firmly grounded in the local that also speaks to currents trends and issues in the contemporary music landscape.

If you have an idea for an event that could fit within the 2019 program we want to hear from you! We are looking to co-produce events with you that:

  • Are presented within the 3056 postcode
  • Respond to the themes
  • Engage with our priority audience groups (women, ATSI communities, people with disability, migrant and refugee communities, and GLBITQ communities)
  • Respond to current issues or trends in the contemporary music landscape
  • Engage with either local audiences or bring a new audience to the festival

Please think outside the box! Events could include – but are not limited to – live music and performance, happenings, exhibitions, activations, workshops, talks, industry development or any other crackpot notion or scheme you’ve been cooking up.

We are open to different models of partnership, please tell us what you need from us to make your event happen. This could include cold hard cash, production and technical support, or assistance with audience development. Be explicit about your needs and we will tailor a partnership to suit. All events programmed in the 2019 BMF will benefit from the festival marketing campaign.

Please note this EOI is not a performer call out. We are specifically seeking curated event proposals which feature multiple artists, speakers or activities.

Applications close Thursday 5 July.

Please contact the Festival Producer, Meghan Bourke at festivals@moreland.vic.gov.au or 9240 2268 before applying. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Festival Producer prior to applying.

Key Dates
BMF EOIs close Thursday 5 July
Successful applicants notified Friday 20 July
Brunswick Music Festival 2019 Sunday 3 March – Sunday 17 March

All EOIs must be submitted via Kickerberry.

To submit your application, please visit Kickerberry here.

Download the EOI Information Sheet here.