PLAY: Burly Calling XI

Posted by:  Burly Calling  | When:  –  | Where: Burlington, Ontario, CAN

 Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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The 11th annual Burly Calling (taking place Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017) is looking for 3 amazing Sonicbids artists to add to their already vibrant line up. Monetary compensation will be provided.

The Opportunity

An expanding showcase of emerging talent, Burly Calling (BC) takes place over four days in Beautiful Downtown Burlington, Ontario. With up to 10 venues varying in size, BC provides concert goers a unique experience of seeing big ticket bands in an intimate setting. Littered with English pubs and hot spots alike, no rock-n-roll filled venue is farther than a stumble away at Burly Calling.

Burly Calling has grown rapidly since its inception and is currently in its 11th consecutive year. It was initially started as a "joke" tour across bars in the celebrated Canadian rock band Saint Alvia's hometown in 2006. Since then Burly Calling has grown to an attendance of 20,000 and has hosted some of Canada's most cutting edge and successful acts.

Past Performers Include:
Walk Off The Earth, Monster Truck, Cancer Bats, The Reason, The Planet Smashers

The Band

  • Original music
  • Acoustic acts and plugged
  • Solo artists and full bands
  • Must be 19+ (all band members)
  • Exciting, motivated, & unique artists

The Gig


  • Set times are generally 30-45 minutes
  • PA and sound provided
  • Backline provided - bass amp, drums, guitar cabs, etc. Bands required to bring their own guitar heads & instruments
  • Artists are featured on their website, social media, posters & their full line up is included in as much press as possible
Varies by assigned venue: 
  • Time slot, load-in
  • Backline
  • Other venue details

Additional Compensation Details:

  • Compensation is negotiable at the time of booking
  • Drinks will be provided


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking