42nd Annual Festival of Friends

Posted by:  Festival of Friends  | When:  –  | Where: Hamilton, Ontario, CAN

  Booking 6 Sonicbids bands

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The Festival of Friends has at least 6 slots reserved for Sonicbids artists. Compensation is provided to selected acts.

The Opportunity

Festival of Friends is Southern Ontario's largest annual free music festival.  Each year, over 40 artists are selected to perform in front of 300,000+ people, across 3 stages in the second weekend in August.

There is a wonderful sense of community at the event as participation from artisans, vendors, community groups, local business and volunteerism hold the foundations of the organization. 

Past Performers Include:

Ill Scarlett, Down with Webster, Finger 11, Danko Jones, Ronnie Hawkins, Tommy Cash, Jess Moskaluke, Doc Walker, The Box, Junkhouse, The Psychedelic Furs, Big Wreck, Travis Tritt

Previous Sponsors Include:
TD, Molson, Coors, Ontario Government, Bell Media, 97.7 HTZ-FM

The Band

  • Wide variety of genres accepted
  • Artists from all regions accepted but transportation is responsibility of selected act

The Gig


  • 60 minute set (including set up)
  • Stages are indoors and outdoors
  • Backline provided only on main stage
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Compensation negotiated at time of booking
  • Artists keep 75% of merchandise sales
  • Light refreshments are provided