Call for Submissions – Performers Wanted for the 2016 Folk on the Rocks Music Festival


Wanna be a part of one of Canada’s best music festivals?

We receive over 400 submissions a year from artists around the world. We also consider recommendations made by other festival producers, audience members and artists. Programming decisions take into consideration the strength of an artist’s performance and material, the overall variety of the Festival’s artistic program, the artist’s ability to participate in and/or provide ideas for original workshops, and travel and budget fees. The Society also supports northern arts by ensuring that more than 40% of our acts come from north of the 60th parallel.

Submission Deadlines:
Southern Acts – February 19, 2016
Northern Acts – March 19, 2016

How to submit?

We prefer that musicians, performers and acts apply through our official Sonic Bids registry.


Alternatively, Southern performers can fill out an application form here.

For performers in Northern Canada, click here.

For more information and to submit your application, please email the Folk on the Rocks Selections Committee.

Thank you in advance to all of the performers, we sincerely appreciate your interest. As the Festival is a non-profit organization run almost entirely by volunteers, we aim to keep administration costs to a minimum. Bookings are normally completed by mid-April. If you have not heard from us by the end of April, you can assume that we were not able to include you in the line-up.

Thank you very much for your interest in our festival, and good luck!

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Calling all SUPER-Volunteers

Folk on the Rocks is looking for Team Captains to coordinate the main areas during the 2016 Festival. Areas include: Ground Transportation, Ticket Sales, Hospitality, Security, Stage Management, Beer Gardens, Merchandise and Volunteer Headquarters. Here’s your chance to be a leader and strut your stuff, it also comes with some awesome benefits and behind the scenes access.

If you are friendly, organized, or just interested in helping to host the best weekend of the year, please email us at by February 29, 2016.

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RELIVE- Folk On The Rocks 2015

Following a hugely successful trip to Victoria to Break Out West with our friends at Music NWT and Way Up North, we screened the following trailer of the Folk On The Rocks 2015 mini-documentary. Huge thanks to all the artists involved and a huge thank you to PJ Marcellino & Hermon Farahi for their creative talents.

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Press Release – Departure of ED

The Folk on the Rocks Board of Directors would like to announce the departure of Executive Director David Whitelock from our organization.

The Board of Directors would like to thank David for his hard work and dedication to continuing the tradition of Folk on the Rocks as one of Canada’s premiere outdoor music festivals and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

We anticipate that competitions for various positions will take place in March/April in order to keep the 36th installment of the Festival on track.

We appreciate the patience of our partners and funders during this challenging transition period.

For all inquiries, please email Folk on the Rocks.

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