FEST: The Big What? (NC)

Posted by:  The Big What?  | When:  | Where: Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

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Hello Sonicbids artists, Big Something's annual Summer music festival and campout, The Big What? is currently accepting submissions for 2019's festival taking place in Mid August. Taking place over 3 nights in central North Carolina, this utopian festival brings together creatives, dreamers, lovers, healers, and the best music from around the globe. 

Now in its 7th year, The BIG What? has established itself as one of the best intimate festival experiences in the Southeast with an eclectic line up of musicians, artists, and vendors and a great community of music lovers that help create a friendly and imaginative environment with theme nights, costume contests and lots of southern hospitality.

It is our passion and our mission to give local and regional artists a platform to hone their skills and show the Big What? festival goers your gift of music. If you have a passion for the outdoors, camping, community and of course playing live music, this is the time to apply!

The Opportunity

Each year the festival features a musical and artistic adventure put together by the band members of Big Something. This includes multiple unique performances by Big Something plus many of their favorite local, regional and national touring bands in addition to a visual art gallery to showcase several up and coming visual artists. If you're a fan of the Big Something band and think your sound will move and inspire the Big What? community, this is an opportunity of a lifetime to apply. Come and be a part of one of a beautiful community and festivals in America, and build your fan base with lifelong fans.

We're interested in booking local and regional artists to add to our amazing line up for summer 2019. If you have a sound that fits into the festival scene and looking to gain a much wider audience, this is the festival for you!

The Band

We're looking for Rock, Jam, Psychedelic, Electronic, Funk, Fusion, Reggae  Reggae, Electronic, EDM and Disco acts. We're also booking DJ's and other genres if it's quality dance-driven music

Acts must be actively playing shows 

Acts must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

Acts are able to sell merch on-site

All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

Acts must have a solid online presence in NC

Past performances include Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, Sunsquabi, Toubab Krewe, Dopapod, Tauk, The Werks, Kung Fu, Zach Deputy, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Everyone Orchestra, The Larry Keel Experience, Barefoot Manner and many more...

The Gig

Pay is determined upon booking

PA provided

Basic backline provided 

Capacity 8000 - 10 000+

Bands get food and drinks tickets

All acts get full backstage and artist lounge access

Set times are determined on the fan base, local acts typically play earlier sets

Camping, Lodging, and Transporation logistics TBD upon booking

Festival On-site amenities include a vendor village, wooded camping, car camping, RV camping, outdoor showers, morning yoga, a photo booth, and several guided workshops and activities.


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking