New Music Stage Competition

Bring your music to the masses – enter your act to score a spot on the New Music Stage at the 2020 St Kilda Festival!

The New Music Stage is for Australia's next big thing, having hosted some of Australia’s hottest acts such as Client Liaison, Husky, Missy Higgins and Baker Boy.

Ten acts will be selected to play on the New Music Stage with the crowd favourite to win $5,000, and an invitation to play the St Kilda Festival Main Stage in 2021.


Please read the Terms & Conditions before completing the application form. Please note: groups who have previously played on the New Music Stage are not eligible to apply. 

A non-refundable fee of $34 applies to all entries.

In line with our policy of supporting Indigenous participation, the entry fee will be waived for bands that have a member or members who identify themselves as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

For further details, contact the Festival team at

Please note applications close midnight, Monday 30 September.