Stingray Young Performers

The Stingray Young Performers Program is an unforgettable musical experience open to talented young folks, ages 14 to 24. Each year mentors from the festival lineup will share knowledge about the industry, technical skills and songwriting tips.

Applications are open.

Register below!

Program Overview

Music industry sessions, a full day with your mentor and the opportunity to perform on stage at the 2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest!  Sessions and workshops held in the city at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg (603 Wellington Cres.).

Performances at the Folk Fest site, Birds Hill Provincial Park, MB

Program fee is $175 per applicant, which includes a 4-day ticket to the festival and backstage access for Friday (includes meals).

Who Can Apply?

Musicians aged 14 to 24 – singer/songwriters, instrumentalists, vocalists or bands. Returning participants welcome. Festival dates July 11-14, 2019 (Program starts July 10).

When do I Apply?

Applications are open!

Deadline is April 18.

How to Apply?

Step 1: Apply online

Submit the following:

  • Completed application form/group information
  • Photo
  • 150-word bio describing your musical style, influences and inspirations

Step 2: Follow up by mail/email

Submit the following:

  • Copy/print-out of online application confirmation
  • Sample of your work: Three-song recording (MP3s preferred) with at least one original song (does not have to be professionally recorded)

Mail to:

Email: ypp@winnipegfolkfestival.ca

or

Stingray Young Performers Program
Winnipeg Folk Festival
203-211 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2


For more information: Email: ypp@winnipegfolkfestival.ca
or Phone 204-231-0096

Application Form

YPP 2019

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