New Music Stage

Bring your music to the masses – enter your act to score a spot on the New Music Stage at the 2018 St Kilda Festival!

The New Music Stage is for Australia's next big thing, having hosted some of Australia’s hottest bands such as Client Liaison, Husky, The Cactus Channel and That Gold Street Sound.

Ten acts will be selected to play on the New Music Stage with the crowd favourite to win $5,000, and a spot on the St Kilda Festival Main Stage in 2019.


Please read the Terms & Conditions before completing the Application Form. 

A non-refundable fee of $33 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 on (03) 9209 6139.

Please note applications close Thursday 28 September and late submissions will not be accepted.

New Music Stage Application Form


The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the Council for the purposes of programming the St Kilda Festival and liaising with the applicant/s regarding this. The information will be used solely by the Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for the programming of St Kilda Festival and that he or she may apply to the Council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and or correction should be made to Council's Information Privacy Officer.