Sydney’s Surry Hills Festival is giving musicians, bands and original artists from all over Australia the chance to perform in front of 90,000+ festival goers at Prince Alfred Park on Saturday 27 October 2012.

If you think you have what it takes to be the next big thing in music make sure to get your entry in by Thursday 16th August 2012.

Applying is simple, all you have to do is jump on the Surry Hills Festival website and fill out the submission form. Music submissions should also include a copy of your most recent CD or demo.

The Surry Hills Festival has showcased some of Australia’s finest musical acts – Bluejuice, Lanie Lane, Jinja Safari, Jonathan Boulet and Tin Sparrow over the past 12 years.

Festival Director Matt Grant says all styles of music are welcome.

“From folk to indie, roots to reggae, electronic to funk, world music to hip hop and soul to blues the Surry Hills Festival has a place for everyone.”

Each year the Festival is produced by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC) and is the major fundraiser for the Centre’s community services.

Money raised will go back into the Surry Hills community funding services such as childcare and community development projects and classes.

The Festival returns to the newly restored Prince Alfred Park, in spring this year.  The Park has been provided to the Festival free of charge by the City of Sydney, who have supported the Festival since inception.

For the first time the centre has appointed the team behind Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival, The Festival Company (TFC) headed by Grant – to produce the Festival.

The new creative injection into the Festival is sure to invigorate arts, music and culture lovers throughout Sydney.

Grant says his vision is to further contribute to the diversity and creativity of the Surry Hills Festival and support the aims of the SHNC

“Surry Hills is home to some of Sydney’s most creative personalities. We’re aiming to deepen the Festival’s capacity to showcase this creativity, with a huge and eclectic array of musicians, artists and designers.”

“An incredible line-up of art installations, theatre, markets, adventures and fun for furry friends are all in the works,” he says.

Musicians and bands keen to play at the Festival check out the website on how to enter: