KahBang Music Art and Film 2012

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The KahBang Festival is a five-day showcase of what’s now and what’s next in music, art, and film. Every August KahBang makes Bangor, Maine the place to be - attendance averages between 7,000-10,000 people. This year the festival will take place August 9th-12th. KahBang is looking for up-and-coming acts, as well as national acts to showcase in venues throughout the city, including the festival stages. At least 30 artists will be selected via Sonicbids.

Previous showcase acts include My Morning Jacket, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., Chromeo, Atmosphere, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, OK Go, Biz Markee, Surfer Blood, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Ida Maria, and Sonicbids members, Atomic Tom and Filligar amongst many others.

Compensation varies, however all bands can anticipate festival passes, the opportunity to sell merchandise, and assistance with food and lodging. Interested artists are encouraged to submit, from anywhere and from any genre, signed or unsigned; bands are selected to showcase individually and as support for national acts. Previous live performance experience is preferred, but is not required. Marketing tools such as MySpace, YouTube,
a demo or EP, and website are taken in to consideration, as it helps us market you to our audience. Come network, participate and enjoy one of the most unique and intimate festivals in the country, where artists, fans and industry representatives come together to discover the next.

Read reviews from KahBang 2009: Paste Magazine, Bangor Daily News.

Press from KahBang 2010: WCSH6.com