Win a slot on the 2020 Meadow lineup

Win a slot on the 2020 Meadow lineup

You’ve heard of Meadow festival right? The much loved three-day, two-night, one-way trip to paradise previously known as By The Meadow?

Well, we have and we love Meadow festival and everything about it; from its ethos and its vibe to its location at lush farmland hamlet of Bambra and its killer lineup, and of course the BYO factor. Continually evolving and now in its seventh year, this festival is at the peak of its game.

This year we thought we’d get involved in all the excitement by joining forces with Meadow once again to open up a place on the lineup, giving an opportunity for emerging artists from the Geelong/Surf Coast/Otways to score themselves the opening slot on the line up alongside this year’s eclectic menagerie of artists.

Yes that’s right… you or your band could be joining the 2020 lineup, sharing the stage with the likes of this year’s headliners Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Frankie Cosmos (US), Sheer Mag (US), Dyson Stringer Cloher, Elizabeth, Surprise Chef, the ‘forever young’ Youth Group, indie song chef, Angie McMahon, and many more.

Sounds pretty good hey?

The best part about it all is it’s not one of those excruciatingly long applications processes with 101 ridiculous questions. Keeping it simple, all you have to do it fill in your main details (name, email, phone number) and then explain how you or your band are connected to the local area (Geelong/Surf Coast/Otways) in 40 words or less. Finish it up with a link to your music and voilà!

“There’s an abundance of development opportunities for artists based in Melbourne,” says festival organiser Cam Wade. “Hardworking emerging bands can perform several nights a week in hundreds of different pubs across the city making connections and impressions that aid their growth. The same opportunities aren’t necessarily available in regional areas. A lot of smaller towns might not have any venues supporting live music so we’re thrilled to be able to give that one chance for a regional artist or group to perform on a real stage in front of our audience.”

Applications are open now until midnight on Monday February 17 via via, just head to their information section and you’ll see the link or just click here. Solo artists must be 25 or under, and bands should have at least one member under the age of 25. It goes without saying but applicants should be local to regions surrounding the festival!

Go forth, spread the word and tell your talented muso friends. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

The festival goes down March 27-29, 2020 – Bambra, Victoria. Tickets at with 20% of profits from 2020 ticket sales going to the CFA in Victoria.