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Applications are now open for the 2019 Bush Bands Program!

Six bands from across Central Australia & Top End will be selected to attend Bush Bands Business (September 4th - 7th) and then perform at the annual Bush Bands Bash on September 8th in Alice Springs. This is a fantastic opportunity for your band to learn new skills, meet other musicians and perform on the big stage. It's a chance to take your music to the mainstream!

Applying to participate in the Bush Bands Program is very competitive. Each year we receive applications from all across the Central Desert and Top End regions and only six bands will be selected to perform. You must supply 2 tracks, band biography and 2 band photos with your application. Supply a support letter and video/YouTube links also strengthens your application and your chance to be selected.

To apply for Bush Bands 2019 please fill in the form below.

To apply manually download the application form under useful links and email to

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact Laurie May the Bush Bands Bash Coordinator on (08) 89520322 / 0404 623 252 or

Good Luck!

Useful Links

We will need permission from them before we use their songs on the promotional CD.
We will need their permission before using the recordings on the promotional CD.
Please upload either an MP3 192kbps or wav 44.1k-16bit file.
Please upload either an MP3 192kbps or wav 44.1k-16bit file.
Story of your band, any recordings you have made, any gigs you have played etc.
From your local media organisation or Shire. This letter will tell us if you are ready to take Bush Bands Business seriously, and will tell us about you as musicians and how serious you are about music.
Youtube links or any other internet links about your music/band.
Bush Bands Business is a 4-day music camp, held from September 4-8 at the Ross River Resort.