Artists interested in being considered for the festival are asked to either submit a link to an EPK or to send a CD and bio AFTER January 1, 2019. Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2019.
Please note that Bestival is a small festival and we are now in our third year. Preference will be given to Waterloo Region Artists.
We promise to review every submission, but we do not have the staff to follow up with every artist who submits. If we are interested in programming your group WE WILL CONTACT YOU.
Choose 1 of 2 simple ways to contact us:
1. Upload your file here
Please note that all submissions must include:
Recently produced CD or link to sound sample
2. Email Electronic press kits may also be submitted by email to
EPK’s must include contact information.
Please note that Belmont Village Bestival is a small volunteer run music festival and we cannot respond to artists/agents checking in on the status of their submission. Artists from outside Ontario wishing to perform should be aware that we generally do not pay travel expenses and we’d likely need you to have some kind of tour support before we could consider you.
Cut Throat Creating Live Art Competition
Become part of the action during this entertaining and somewhat ‘dangerous' game. Artists must think quickly and act spontaneously, all while acting outside the box. Jason Piper, CtC 2018 Winner, will host the amazing local artists on a one hour artistic journey of creating the best abstract piece using line, colours and the odd ‘causality' along their way to creating their ‘masterpiece’. Watch their progress, show your support, and finally vote for your number #1 choice. This ‘dungeon and dragons' game of artistic expression will be accompanied by the amazing David Cheon on electric guitar. You won’t want to miss this!!