FEST: 2019 Winterfolk XVII

Posted by:  Winterfolk  | When:  –  | Where: Toronto, Ontario, CAN

  Booking 5 Sonicbids bands

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Toronto's Winterfolk Festival is looking for a minimum of 5 Sonicbids artists to fill showcase stages February 22-24, 2019. The opportunity will pay solo artists a minimum of $150, duets $300, and more for larger bands subject to budget, negotiation, and draw. Compensation includes artist festival passes and hospitality. 

Special Early Pricing:
Submissions September 1 - Dec 1, 2018: $10 USD 
Submissions Dec 2, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019: $15 USD
Submissions Jan 2 - 18 (Final Deadline) 2018:  $20 USD

The Opportunity

Presenting more than 150 artists in the span of three days in downtown Toronto, Winterfolk's exciting and accessible programming makes the festival a haven for booking agents, promoters, and media. Every year more than 10,000 attendees visit Winterfolk's showcases, including bookers and talent scouts from other Ontario festivals, and venues such as Harbourfront, City of Toronto Events, and the Canadian National Exhibition.

Winterfolk will present five stages in venues situated on ‘Music Row’ located downtown in Toronto, Canada, in the Danforth and Broadview area. Confirmed so far is the Black Swan on Danforth Avenue, and more venues will be named soon.

Past Performers Include:
Serena Ryder, Tom Rush, Josh White Jr, Ron Hynes, Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella, Brian Gladstone, Joey Landreth, Murder Murder, Annabelle Chvostek, D’Arcy Wickham, Tia Brazda

The Band

  • Solos, duets, trios, and bands encouraged to apply.
  • Accepted genres include, but are not limited to, singer-songwriter, roots, blues, acoustic, folk, pop, jazz, world, Indigenous, country, spoken word, children's.
  • Artist music and promotional materials must be family friendly.

The Gig


  • 45-minute sets.
  • A minimum of one additional set as part of a workshop or seminar.
  • Sound equipment provided.
  • Basic backline supplied.
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Negotiable monetary compensation, as budget allows.
  • Selected artists photos/bios will be featured on Winterfolk website and in other applicable forms of publicity and promotion.
  • Artist passes and hospitality privileges, valid for duration of the festival.
  • A spot in the festival's merchandise area; Winterfolk will take care of all artist merchandise sales.


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking