The Winter Droving Artist Call Out 2023

2017 Winter Droving band credit Richie Johnston 11

Applications are open for The Winter Droving, which is being held on the 28th October 2023 in Penrith, Cumbria.

The Winter Droving 2023 has spaces remaining for local Cumbrian musicians and performers to feature in the line up. If you are a singer, musician, band or street performer, then this may be the opportunity for you.

The Winter Droving is Penrith's only Samhain event, celebrating all things rural. It is an annual spectacle of music, masquerade and magnificent carnival performances, with masks, fire torches and larger-than-life illuminated animal lanterns. If this sounds like your kind of jam, we want to hear from you!

You should be a fan of all things droving; plus, energetic, bold, and 100% fun! You need to be one-of-a-kind, with your own original, unique material.

We are interested in applicants who can fill a stage and gather a crowd. We are all about making a BIG impact!

Some of our past acts have included The Baghdaddies, Mr Wilson's Second Liners, Electric Swing Circus, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Ponyland, Elaine Davidson, Beachmaster, Wearequasars, Bluejam, and many more.

We are especially interested in working with musicians from under-represented backgrounds. Including people from Black, Brown, Asian (South, East, Middle East), LGBTQ+, and disabled communities. We are also dedicated to producing an event in which at least 50% of the performers are female or identify as female.

If you believe you fit the bill, please register your interest here

Deadline: Monday 21st August 2023

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