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Apply to perform at WLG-X

 

WLG-X is 5-day festival of creative collisions – bringing in international speakers from the music industry, plus tech, design and film. At night, WLG-X will amp up with live performances, parties and pop-up shows. This is your opportunity to get on that stage.

We’re looking for a diverse mix of bands, performers and solo acts performing original songs. All genres are welcome, and we accept applications form around the world.

 

What are we looking for?

 

As a performer, you’ll get a full festival pass to learn and network with folks in the industry and hear from some of the world’s most creative and influential minds. Dig into the business side of music during industry talks, and invite the crowds to your gig afterwards.

We’re after an eclectic mix of formats, topics, and people – the examples below are just a starter for the kinds of applications we’re looking for. You’ll find a much longer list of topics in the application form, as well as an opportunity to add your own. 

 

Formats

  • Solo Presentation (1 hr)

  • Workshop (2.5 hours)

  • Fireside chat (1 hr)

  • Panel (1 hr)

  • You tell us!

Topics

  • Tech (e.g. AI, VR/AR, GovTech)
  • Design (e.g. UX, Typography, Service)
  • Film (inc. the craft and industry)
  • Music (inc. the craft and industry)
  • The X: areas where the creative industries collide! 

Presenters

  • Makers
  • Experts
  • Innovators
  • Thinkers
  • Doers
  • Visionaries

Formats

  • Solo Presentation (1 hr)

  • Workshop (2.5 hours)

  • Fireside chat (1 hr)

  • Panel (1 hr)

  • You tell us!

Topics

  • Tech (e.g. AI, VR/AR, GovTech)
  • Design (e.g. UX, Typography, Service)
  • Film (inc. the craft and industry)
  • Music (inc. the craft and industry)
  • The X: areas where the creative industries collide! 

Presenters

  • Makers
  • Experts
  • Innovators
  • Thinkers
  • Doers
  • Visionaries

Submit your application

 

Ready to go? There’s a few more details in the application form – including stage notes and bio. Check out the form to see what you’ll have to complete (a quick note – you can’t save a form in progress, but if you submit you can edit later).

We also recommend taking a look at the Q&A below.

So go on! Share the stage with our international experts, and show the WLG-X crowd what you’ve got.

 

Q&A

 

 If you’ve got a question that isn’t answered here,
email programme@wlg-x.com. We’ll get back to you ASAP and add any FAQs to this list.

 

 

 When and where is WLG-X?
11 – 15 September 2019, across a range of venues in central Wellington, New Zealand. You and any co-presenters must be able to present on any one of these days. Plus – as presenters you’ll get a free festival pass, so we recommend sticking around for the entire time anyway!

What’s in it for me?
You’ll get a full festival pass for free (worth $800+) and with it, the opportunity to network with fellow musicians and industry folks from around the world. You’ll also get to enjoy five amazing days of talks, performances and films.

Please note, WLG-X does not provide accommodation or travel assistance.

What do you provide for the show?
We will provide a basic backline.

How will you choose who performs?
Our Music Programme Curator (Hamish Pinkham – Co-founder of Rhythm & Vines) will review all applications and work with the WLG-X Advisory Board to select the acts.

We’re a 12 piece band with three triangle players, will we all get a
free festival pass?

Yes, you all will. Every ‘ting’ counts. You might need to prove that these are permanent band members (e.g. in a recording of another performance).

I’m an amazing David Bowie impersonator, can I perform at WLG-X?
Sorry, while Bowie is amazing, we’re after original material only. Covers are OK within a set if they are original arrangements.

Can I also do a talk about an issue or idea in the music industry?
Yes, definitely. To submit a talk, head to our Apply to Present page.