Jan 2022

Nextfest 2022: Music Call For Submission

A person plays drums under a purple stage light with the text "music: Call for submissions" on the side.

Nextfest is now accepting submissions for musicians and bands for the 2022 Festival. The festival runs over 11 days in the month of June, and this year’s festival will take place in-person, at the (new) Roxy Theatre in Edmonton.

Please read the following before you apply. 

What is Nextfest?

Nextfest shepherds the development of emerging artists. It is curated on the basis of providing development opportunities for emerging professional artists to hone their craft, gain experience, make contacts, and step forward as the future of professional arts.

Nextfest marks the beginning of a long creative journey for a huge array of artists. For more than twenty years, we have fostered the growth and learning of thousands of artists who continue to practice and create on Treaty 6 land. We embody the spirit of newness and growth while respecting the deep roots planted by those who came before us. We are a platform for emerging artists, a meeting ground for community, a springboard for creative invention. Mentorship, inclusion, learning, creative risk, and vulnerability are at the core of everything we stand for.

Who can apply?

There are no age restrictions — people of all ages are welcome to apply.

If you are in High School, please indicate that in the “comments” section of the form, as there are some opportunities specifically open to High School students.


To apply, please fill out and submit this form: Nextfest Music Submission Form 2022


The deadline for this application is February 28, 2022.
*Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.


Have questions? Please email hello@nextfest.ca. Address all questions to your curatorial team: Olivia Street and Crystal Eyo.


The Nextfest Arts Company logo.


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