Expression of Interest for Musicians and Emerging Talent for the provision of Music & Entertainment at the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018.
Deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

Derry City & Strabane District Council wishes to invite written expressions from musicians and emerging talent who would like to benefit from an opportunity to play one of the stages for the provision of music and entertainment during the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018. Stages will be located in various locations along Queens Quay throughout the duration of the festival.

Available dates: Sat 14th July – Sun 22nd July 2018


1. INTRODUCTION & THE SCOPE OF WORKS

- Terms of Reference

Derry City & Strabane District Council wishes to invite written expressions from musicians and emerging talent who would like to benefit from an opportunity to play one of the stages for the provision of music and entertainment during the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018. Stages will be located in various locations along Queens Quay throughout the duration of the festival.

Available dates: Sat 14th July – Sun 22nd July 2018

- Brief

Derry City and Strabane District Council is hosting the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018 to welcome the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. As one of the designated ports for the race, our city will be transformed into an international marina with the eleven yachts and race teams joining a range of boats and ships on the River Foyle for nine days.

In addition to welcoming the 2017/18 fleet of the world’s longest ocean race the festival will enable marine/sailing enthusiasts and visitors alike to enjoy a host of exciting and diverse maritime activities all set to a magical backdrop of live music performances, fantastic food and celebratory events. The audience will be local, regional, national and international consisting mainly of families and marine/sailing enthusiasts, however there will also be a considerable number of corporate visitors given the global profile of the Clipper Race.

Derry City and Strabane District Council would like to incorporate music & entertainment services including dance for the duration of the festival for paid lunchtime and evening performances in various locations throughout the festival location.

Locations: Various locations along the festival site; Main Stage, Piano Stage (1), Piano Stage (2)

This expression of interest requires a detailed description of the music/ entertainment you wish to provide and full availability details for the duration of the event. Please be advised that Derry City and Strabane District Council will be providing staging and PA systems for those involved and artists will be required to provide own backline if selected.

All Expression of Interests must be received no later than 12 noon Wednesday 6th June.

Please note: An external company will oversee final music programming of the event. Please indicate your willingness for your information to be passed on to this company for the selection process by ticking the box.

2. INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED

Expression of Interests should provide a brief description of the overall description of themselves as an artist / band / actor / dancer etc.

The application should provide this general background information:

- Contact person (s) / contact details
- Indication of proposed fee per performance (please also indicate set length that you can perform)
- Provide any additional background information

Any queries on the event or eligibility of your involvement during the festival should be directed to;

Expression of Interest for musicians and emerging talent for the provision of Music & Entertainment at The Foyle Maritime Festival 2018.

Megan Kelly
Events and Festival Officer
Derry City & Strabane District Council
98 Strand Road, Derry
BT48 7NN,
So as to arrive no later than 12 noon Wednesday 6th June

Email address *
Forename *
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Surname *
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Contact Number *
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Artist / Band Name *
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Nature Of Entertainment (performance/dance/other): *
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Entertainment Information: Provide a description of the music / entertainment you wish to provide at our Festival.
- Include your full availability for our festival for the available dates 14th – 22nd July,
- the duration of any performance,
- the number of persons involved
- any support services required
Please note Derry City and Strabane District Council will be providing staging and PA system for all performances, however backline will have to be supplied by artist*
Description of the music / entertainment you wish to provide. *
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Indication of proposed fee per performance (please also indicate set length that you can perform) *
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