Information for Venues

Host a Music Event in Your Business

The 2018 Call for Entries is now open, and the Festival is receiving applications from musicians and bands wanting to perform at this year's Live N Local Festival. Many genres are represented, from rock to hip-hop, solo artists and big bands. The Festival is seeking venues to host and showcase these acts.  

Note: If your venue doesn’t ordinarily program music events but is interested in finding out more, please submit the form or get in touch with our programming team.

Access the Venue Application Form here

Benefits For Participating Venues

Free promotion

Businesses participating in Live N Local are profiled on the event website and the widely distributed printed program; as well as promoted through social media networks.

Participating venues are required to provide:

- a safe place for the band/musician to perform

- refreshments for the band/musician

The Festival requests that if the venue has a PA or other music equipment available for the musician/s to use, to (please) itemise this in the application form. The band may provide some equipment but this is not always possible. In some cases the venue may be asked to assist with the costs of hiring equipment to make the gig possible.

Only a limited amount of funding is available for the Live N Local program so be quick if you would like your venue to be a part of the program. Selection of venues is based on best fit with musicians who apply through the Call for Entries process. The programming team works hard to involve as many businesses as possible.

Please note, at times where Live N Local bands/acts are programmed, the Festival requires exclusive programming of participating venues. Once your venue has registered interest as a host venue this can be discussed further with the programming team.

Live N Local Showcase Venues

The Festival programs a selection of ‘showcases’ - i.e. several bands playing in the one afternoon/evening. Please indicate on the form if your venue is interested in being a ‘showcase’ venue. Register interest by completing the application form by 30 April 2018. The Festival’s programming team will be in touch to discuss options.

Artist Development Series

Live N Local’s free Artist Development Program for both emerging and established musicians allows attendees to meet experts and gain further skills and knowledge.

The Door’s Open event showcases City of Port Phillip music-related businesses and provides musicians with the opportunity to increase their networks, knowledge and understanding of the services, venues and vibrancy of the Port Phillip music community. Participating businesses include education providers, recording and post production studios, right through to equipment hire and sale. Organisations wishing to participate in this event should send an email expressing interest to musicforums@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 9209 6372.