The 2016 4th Street Lilac Festival

Posted by:  4th Street Festival Society  | When:  | Where: Calgary, Alberta, CAN

  Booking 7 Sonicbids bands

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The 4th Street Festival Society is booking 7 Canadian Sonicbids artists for the 2016 Lilac Festival at 4th Street. Compensation is provided.

The Opportunity

The Lilac Fest is a popular one-day street festival that covers 13 blocks of inner city Calgary and is free to attend. An annual celebration of community spirit and artistic vitality, Lilac Fest hosts over 40 musical performances on 6 stages from a number of different backgrounds and styles, with a focus on emerging or independent talent. The festival is attended by 100,000 people and is embraced by citizens and community residents, fostering a high level of exposure for the artists. The festival also plays host to over 500 vendors that vary from artisan crafts to imported wares and more. This will be the non-profit festival's 27th anniversary.

Past Sonicbids Performers Include:
A.Y.E (A Young Extraordinaire),The Static Shift, Short of Able, Katie and Jason,Two Bears North, Joal Kamps, Mitch Belot, Jodi Doidge, Keiffer and the Curiousity Club

The Band

  • Must be Canadian
  • Alberta artists are preferred
  • Welcome to a wide variety of genres

The Gig


  • 45 minute set
  • Outdoor stages, event goes on rain or shine
  • Professional sound and sound engineer provided
  • No backline provided
  • Tech specs will be provided in agreement, provided at time of booking
  • Parking is limited so provide ample time to reach site
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Compensation is determined at the time of booking
  • Must be willing to travel to Calgary to play knowing that travel/accommodations are not covered by festival
  • Artists keep 100% of merchandise sales
  • Artists are included on festival's website and social media