Be part of the first

Central Coast Music Festival program

Central Coast Council is calling on creatives and event organisers to run workshops, activations, master classes or live performances and events to be part of the first ever Central Coast Music Festival program in Gosford.

Winter and Blues Jazz Festival - The Entrance, 2018.

22 March 2022


CENTRAL Coast Music Festival will debut from Saturday 12 to Sunday 18 September 2022 and deliver a live music festival unlike any other event in the region. The program will feature the main event on Sunday 17 September and include intimate performances at a range of local venues, and ‘pop-up’ experiences and engaging workshops throughout the festival period.


Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard said the new music festival has been created to contribute to the growth and development of the local music industry on the Central Coast.


“The Central Coast Music Festival aims to give local performers and event organisers a platform to showcase their talent and offerings,” Mr Cannard said.


“The new event has been designed to not only appeal to the local music industry, but also engage with the wider community and create a lively new event that is sure to breath musical life across our region.


“I encourage local venues, workshop facilitators, musicians and businesses to submit their interest and help to create a musical festival program like no other.”


Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for organisations to deliver music workshops, activities, and events to form part of the first festival program.


Event and activities can include:


  • Workshops and masterclasses such as song writing or film composing


  • Music industry networking events


  • Studio recording focus


  • Live performances


  • Workshops such as DJ workshops


  • Instrument maintenance or creation workshops


  • Music themed dance or aerobic classes


  • Open mic night


Council Administrator, Rik Hart said that the Central Coast Music Festival is looking to develop a diverse program of events that can be accessible to music lovers of all abilities and knowledge.


“We’re searching for a range of music focused individuals and businesses to help create a music event that spans all genres,” Mr Hart said.


“As a first for the Central Coast, I can’t wait to see what exciting local talent will emerge as part of this music festival.”


Central Coast Music Festival will be held from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September 2022.


Events and workshops will take place in Gosford, with a main event taking place on Saturday 17 September.


Submissions close on Thursday 14 April 2022. To find out more, view entry guidelines and to get involved.

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