After an abrupt stop and a long pause, we’re hitting play on Brunswick Music Festival again, and we’ll see you there in March 2021. Things are going to look, feel and potentially sound, different. This is the new normal after all, but it’s the re-imagining that makes it so exciting. So, where to from here?

In our planning and responding to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be keeping things as flexible as possible while still finding ways to deliver special collaborations and events and fantastic opportunities for local artists, venues and audiences. We can’t wait to bring the relief of live music to you in whichever way we can.

Since the needle skipped and we saw you last, the world as we know it has been turned upside down. Now more than ever, music feels essential and the tenets we build our festival on – neighbourhood and community, inclusivity, diversity and sustainability along with creating a sense ofplace and safe spaces - seem less like ideals and more like non-negotiables.

With the confinement cultivating a hotbed of creativity, we’re keen to pick up what you want to put down. We’re providing a platform for your audacious ideas, born under the cover of isolation, to be liberated through presentation in our next festival.

This is a chance for us to work with you to realise your multifaceted, music-based vision in a special one-of-a-kind festival show, in all its boldness and daring, as it speaks to the new world we find ourselves living in.

We also want to hear from you if you are a musician, music group, band, ensemble or venue in the Brunswick area, who wants to be involved in our 2021 festival.

Local legend and champion of the music community Emily Ulman will once again take charge of expertly crafting the 2021 program, which is set to comprise a collective exhale, a healthy dose of togetherness, a huge cup of joy and some really, really, really great live music experiences.

We can’t wait to hear what you have in mind.

BMF x MORELAND COMMUNITY - Calling all musicians, bands, community groups and venues

Do you or any of your bandmates live, work or study in Moreland? Are you a member of a Moreland-based community music group or a school with an awesome music program? Are you a local venue that presents live music? We want to know who’s out there and who’s keen to be involved with BMF 2021!

For 2021, we’re doing things a little differently and focusing our call out on uncovering and discovering the incredible talents that lie closest to home. We’re looking for solo artists, bands, choirs, orchestras and more plus any local venues who want to be a part of the 2021 BMF program.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee a spot in the festival but could lead to being programmed in indoor shows, outdoor line-ups, surprise locations and more, or your venue featuring in the 2021 program. If you have a particular idea of where you would like to perform or what you would like to do, we’d love to hear about that too!

For more information, contact the festivals team at or on 9240 1111.

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 20 September.

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