The 2019 Castlemaine Jazz Festival runs from Friday 7 June to Monday 10 June. The Committee will endeavor to allocate two performance slots to each band in consultation with the band. It will not be compulsory to play twice. The committee reserves the right to allocate band performance times and locations according to venue and time limitations.

Step 1: Band Applications

Each band leader wishing to apply to perform in the Castlemaine Jazz Festival is required to complete the form below. This is the only method of registering your interest.

Applications close on 31 December 2018.

There is no fee to apply.

Step 2: Contact Details

Please complete the form in full. Your contact details are important to ensure that any matters arising can be dealt with easily. The band member details will assist in placing your band in appropriate venues at the festival as well as help us to minimise timetabling issues for musicians playing in more than one band.

Step 3: Availability

Your band’s availability information is necessary to ensure that potential timetabling conflicts do not occur. It is proposed each band will play up to two, one hour performance slots. These performance times are negotiable. There is no compulsory requirement to play both slots. The committee is happy to negotiate with you to best suit your availability.

Step 4: Band Proposed Cost

Please nominate a fee you wish to be paid for your performance at the festival. Please be aware that while we have a very restricted budget we will endeavor to include as many bands as possible. However not all applications can be accepted.

Step 5: About Your Band

So that we can better understand your current music, if possible please send us samples of your repertoire and press information so we can get to know your work. Simply fill in the links below with recordings or videos of your band. We will use your provided bio and photographs to create a profile on our website as well as in other web and promotional content.

Step 6: Scheduling

We will let you know your playing slots early in 2019 well before the Festival weekend. Band leaders should be aware that no musician can apply to perform in more than three bands.  

Changes in line-up or availability

Changes are inevitable. As such, if there is any variation to the band’s line-up and/or band availability, the band leader is requested to advise the Festival program subcommittee as soon as possible.

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Any request to change performance times within 30 days of the festival may be refused due to print and programming requirements.

If for any reason, you are unable to attend your session, please notify the Festival Committee straight away. We will endeavor to find you another spot, but we cannot guarantee this will be possible.

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The information you provide will be used, not only for timetabling, but in promoting each band’s line-up in the Participants Listing in the program and on the website. We will not publish your contact details

Band Applications close on 31 December 2018


The structure of the festival committee has changed. Therefore if you have any questions, please contact ONLY.

Thanks for applying to be part of the festival, we look forward to receiving your band's application.

Castlemaine Jazz Festival Inc Committee

ABN 22854751242

PO Box 1018, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450

Band leader's name *
Band leader's name
How many days do you wish to perform over?
Tick the sessions that your band prefers. Multiple choices accepted: *
The 2019 Jazz Festival Committee will make every effort to include your application in the festival program, however due to venue and time restrictions this may not be possible.