Call for Artist Submissions: Music​

The Supercrawl Music Committee is pleased to release its call for performers for 2022. Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in downtown Hamilton, showcasing a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun. Supercrawl 2022 will take place on James Street North from September 9–11, 2022.

What Are We Looking For?

Since 2009, Supercrawl has hosted a vibrant range of compelling and contemporary musical talent. Whether through the signature on-street festival weekend, partnered presentations, club series, or ticketed events, Supercrawl consistently showcases the best of local live music alongside national and international artists. Supercrawl’s musical programming is the result of curation by the festival’s Music Committee. Bands/artists of all genres are invited to put themselves forward for consideration.

Supercrawl was founded out of a desire to showcase the city’s cultural vibrancy and eclectic arts landscape, and remains dedicated to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work. Supercrawl prioritizes curating a diverse and representative festival lineup. We recognize our responsibility to amplify voices that have traditionally been marginalized, both in our community and in society as a whole.

Supercrawl is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and strives to create an environment in which all participants may flourish. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to access and opportunity, and welcome artistic proposals from all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or economic status.

Fees & Resources

Supercrawl will pay artists a fee to be negotiated for the musical performance. Costs such as travel and accommodation, where necessary, may be covered and will be addressed on an individual basis. Artists will also have access to a production team to assist with staging, lighting and technical aspirations.

Supercrawl will also be assigning significant resources to promotion of the event and selected artists leading up to the festival, and during the event. The festival will provide schedule signage, produce posters and handbills, and include programming details both in printed materials and on the Supercrawl website. Audiences are estimated at approximately 80,000 people over the duration of the performance day.

Dates & Location

Musical performances at Supercrawl 2022 will take place Friday, September 9 (6pm-1am), Saturday, September 10 (12pm-1am) and Sunday, September 11 (12pm-9pm). All performances will take place along James Street North, on a variety of stages located between King and Murray.


Submission Package Requirements

• Contact info (artist name, email, phone number);
• Location (i.e. city/town, province/territory/state, country);
• Website URL (if applicable);
• Agent/Manager names and contact info (if applicable)
• Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
• Performer biography;
• Musical genre(s);
• Number of band members and their respective roles;
• Links to high-quality MP3s (3-5) or audio streams;
• Links to music videos (2-3);
• Links to press coverage; and
• Notable performances (festival and otherwise) in the last five (5) years


Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 20, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.​ Late submissions will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be contacted in early June 2022.

Artists are encouraged to contact organizers to receive clarification and/or additional information as needed to complete applications.

Top: Buffy Sainte-Marie at Supercrawl 2019. Bottom: The Sorority’s Haviah Mighty at Supercrawl 2019

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