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Byron Bay Bluesfest

Bluesfest 2017 Market Stalls Application Form

Welcome to the Bluesfest Market Stalls Application form for 2017. 

The 28th Annual Bluesfest will be celebrated at our home at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, during the Easter weekend from 13th to 17th April 2017. Bluesfest celebrates this extraordinary event with 20,000 festival patrons per day and 5,000 campers over the entire weekend.
Bluesfest has developed strong relationships with local community vendors and interstate operators. Many vendors working with us are considered part of our Bluesfest family and we work together to ensure our patrons not only celebrate incredible music but also have a diverse range of original designs to add to their overall festival experience.
We are always on the lookout for something different as well as vendors with experience and understanding of 
Please read through the below information carefully.  Bluesfest receives approximately 100 applications each year with only 50 positions available. Your application is key to being considered for a position on site and potentially joining the Bluesfest family in 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Shelley and Angela
Bluesfest Stalls Team
Key Festival dates
 a note of the following key dates:
30 November 2016
Closing date for applications (all material incl. bond)
20 December 2016
Confirmation date for successful applications
15 January 2017
Full payment made to secure position on site
07 April 2017
Pre-festival meeting including stall allocation on site
11 April 2017
Pre-festival site registration
12 April 2017
All stalls staff registration and festival wrist banding
13-17 April 2017
Assistance or Further Queries
If you require assistance completing the application forms please don’t hesitate to contact the Stalls Manager via email.
Shelley Sellors, Stalls Manager
Angela Beglin, Stalls Manager
Email ;
Bluesfest Pty. Ltd
P.O. Box 1606
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Ph: 02-6685 8310
Fax: 02-6685 8370


1. Application Process
Completing your application
Your Market Stalls application must be completed as follows:
  • Online: Only applications submitted via the Bluesfest website will be accepted.
  • Print for physical component: Print a copy of your application before submitting, to accompany your supporting material.
  • Email confirmation: Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an email from Bluesfest confirming receipt.
  • Supporting material: After applying online you must provide supporting material by mail prior to the application deadline, Wednesday 30 November 2016.
  • Payment for successful applicants: All payments (bond and invoice) must be made in full by 15th January 2017.
You the applicant must be the registered and licensed owner or representative and principal operator of the Stall and must be available on site for the duration of the Festival, including set up and pack down.
Supporting Material
Printed Copies
For your application to be considered for selection, you must provide (printed version) your supporting material by 30 November 2016. This includes:
  • A thorough and detailed description of your stall (e.g. photos, a printed presentation)
  • Details of products to be sold
  • Details of previous festival experience
  • Printed copy of completed application form

Applications must include presentation, intended layout and additional information to progress to the selection process.

Without the printed copies your application will not be considered.
upporting material by 30 November to:
Stalls Manager
Bluesfest Pty. Ltd
P.O. Box 1606
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Selection Process
Selection of stalls is based on the information you provide to us. Factors that Bluesfest takes into consideration when selecting stalls include:
  • Unique and diverse locally designed and made products
  • Visual representation, information supplied with application
  • Stalls that source their materials from overseas supporting fair trade practises
  • Overall diversity and variety of stalls on site
  • Bluesfest also has strict ecological standards and will give preference to environmentally aware vendors.
A first round selection will be made, followed by a committee review of the remaining applications and how they will work collectively on site.
All applicants will be notified via email by 20 December 2016.
In the event your application is unsuccessful your supporting information will be returned via Australia post unless otherwise advised.
Reasons for an application not being accepted may include:
  • Limited numbers
  • Duplication
  • Lack of information provided in the application.

Selection is at the absolute and sole discretion of Bluesfest management and all decisions are final. No further correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants.

Successful applications
If your application is successful you will be notified by email by 20 December 2016 and will receive an invoice shortly afterwards.
For your application to be finalised and allocated to the Bluesfest 2017 site plan, you must then supply the following:
  • Bond: A cheque for $500.00 is required and will be held as a security deposit only – it is not part of your payment for your stall. 
  • Payment: Full payment of your invoice is required by 15 January 2017.
All payments (bond and invoice) must be made in full by 15 January 2017.
2. Fees and Charges
Market Stall Fees are based on the types of goods sold; and are subject to change. 
Refer to the Application form below for relevant fees.
Category 1: Australian art and Australian handmade/ crafted products
3m x 3m or 6m x 3m / 3m x 6m
Category 2: Australian designed, overseas manufactured products
3m x 3m or 6m x 3m / 3m x 6m
Category 3: Other products/imported merchandise
3m x 3m or 6m x 3m / 3m x 6m
Staff Tickets
Owner/Operator 5-day wristbands are included with the Stall Fee as follows (select as per your stall size):
3m x 3m: 3 wristbands
6m x 3m/ 3m x 6m: 4 wristbands
Additional Staff Tickets
$405 per person
Wristbands are 5 day festival bands and are non-transferable.
Camping @ Tyagarah
$209 per person 
Invoicing and Payments
Tax invoices will be issued by Bluesfest Pty Ltd for payment and will be sent to you via email. Receipts of payment are generally not supplied.
Payments are to be made to Bluesfest Services Pty Ltd by one of the following methods:
Payments can be made over the phone or at the Bluesfest office
(1% surcharge per transaction).
Please post all payments to:
Stalls Manager
Bluesfest Pty. Ltd
P.O. Box 1606
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Internet banking:
Account details will be provided with your invoice
Full payment of Market Stall Fee is required before 15 January 2017 by cheque or bank transfer payable to Bluesfest Pty Ltd. Bank details will be included on your invoice.
3. Terms and Conditions
For further information regarding the Full Terms and Conditions, click HERE.