Foot In The Door

There are three sections of the FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition: Pop/Acoustic, Blues Roots & Beyond, and Rock. Five bands/artists will play in each section battling it out in front of a panel of industry judges and spectators for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize - winner of each category will receive a day recording and mixing at Don't Poke the Bear Studios, all thanks to our friends at Oxygen College.


What is the FOOT-in-the-DOOR program?

FOOT-in-the-DOOR is a vibrant youth program that is supported by FReeZA 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.

There are three sections of the FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition: Pop/Acoustic, Blues Roots & Beyond, and Rock. Five bands/artists will play in each section battling it out in front of a panel of industry judges and spectators for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize - winner of each category will receive a day recording and mixing at Don't Poke the Bear Studios, all thanks to our friends at Oxygen College.

The 2016 FITD competition featured some up-and-coming stars. We received a record number of applications last year, and the competition for a spot was stronger than ever.

“You’d be crazy not to drop in for a few of these acts, as very shortly some of these artists will be selling out venues, and filling our Mainstage”. Andrew Orvis, Festival Director.

Past winners include:

2016

2015
Darcy Fox
Hills Hoist
Edmund Mantelli

2014
Connor Sheedy
Lamb Boulevard
Revolution

2013
Jack Wright
I'll be an Indian
Famous Will

What drives the FOOT-in-the-DOOR?

Not only is the FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition aimed at helping young emerging artists perform and compete at the QMF, it is also managed and run by youth.

The FOOT-in-the-DOOR youth program aims to bring young people from the Borough of Queenscliffe together to get involved in the Queenscliff Music Festival and with their community.

The program is proudly supported by FReeZA
"FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people"
To find out more information visit FReeZA

Members of the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee gain a hands-on learning experience helping to develop skills in areas such as music management, event management, stage management and marketing just to name a few.


Want to be on the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee in 2017?

Maybe you're between the ages of 15 - 25, live in the Bellarine/Geelong area (or even better, right in Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale), and are keen on being involved in the running and organisation of our great Festival?! Then the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee is for you. It's a hands on experience into the wonderful world of event management. Keen? Contact FITD Youth Program Coordinator Louise: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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