In 2020, QMF are changing things up and taking this 'battle of the bands' style competition online. We've also had enough of restrictions so we're opening up the usual genre and location restrictions. Entrants can apply from anywhere in Victoria, across any style/genre of music, with the only stipulation being that it's Original music only. The winner of the 2020 competition will receive.... a gig at the next Queenscliff Music Festival. Yes... that means the next one that we're able to hold, be that this year or next!

How it works:

Read the terms and conditions

Upload a new video of your music to YouTube

Fill in the application form below

5 acts will be shortlisted and their videos shown on QMF social channels in September.

Winner selected and announced by industry panel by 30th September

A few rules:

Applicants must be aged between 12 and 25 (inclusive). That includes all members of the band.

Applicants must live within the state of Victoria

Video must be recorded and uploaded between July 1st and August 31st

Must be original music – NO covers!

How to Apply:

Step 1: Read the terms and conditions HERE

Step 2: Fill in the application form HERE



FOOT-in-the-DOOR is a vibrant youth program that is supported by FReeZA (a Victorian State Government initiative) and runs for the duration of the Queenscliff Music Festival. Its purpose is to help emerging young artists showcase their talents, and as the name suggests get a ‘foot-in-the-door’ in the music industry. It gives young artists the chance to perform live in front of an audience at a nationally acclaimed music festival, which is a very valuable and rewarding experience for those selected artists.

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