Bella Coola music festival invites local musicians to apply

Local musicians, particularly those who do original compositions, are encouraged to apply to the Discovery Coast Music Festival (DCMF) Directors who are planning this summer’s 12th annual festival July 23 and 24 in Bella Coola.

Local musicians, particularly those who do original compositions, are encouraged to apply to the Discovery Coast Music Festival (DCMF) Directors who are planning this summer’s 12th annual festival July 23 and 24 in Bella Coola.

The lineup is still developing, but attendees can look forward to award-winning music. Lyrical and avant-garde folk singing, Arabic/French fusion, Plains Cree hip hop, old-timey string band, and Afro/jazz fusion are some of the styles that are promised.

DCMF dedicates one festival slot to showcase a local musician. To apply, artists need to fill out a simple application, available at the Valley’s Career Centre, and mail it along with a recent demo and any promotional materials to: Artistic Director, DCMF, Box 858, Bella Coola, BC, V0T 1C0. Submissions must be received by April 15, 2011.

This is a competitive process and all decisions will be made by the artistic director, with preference given to artists playing original material. The festival encourages repeat submissions.

Some festival ticket prices are going to increase in 2011, but children 12 and under will be free. Adult tickets will be $25 per day, students (13-18) and seniors (65+), $20. Advance tickets, available until July 16, will be $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. A weekend pass will be available at the gate for $45.

These changes will bring DCMF ticket prices more in line with similarly sized festivals.

If you want to get involved to help bring to life one of Bella Coola’s signature community events, contact Susan O’Neill at 250-799-5618.  For details about the performers and the festival schedule, watch for articles in the Gazette or check out the DCMF web site— and their event page on FaceBook.


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