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Fri 11 to Sun 20 August 2017

2017 Application

2017 Application

Applications are now open for Ekka 2017!

Ekka is seeking musicians and dancers to enhance the atmosphere of celebrating 140 years of Ekka – If you are a musician, dance group or school musician that would like to play to thousands of people in a relaxed and fun environment, we want to hear from you!


We invite country music artists who can play both acoustic sets and full performances that entice audiences to get their feet tappin’ and hands clappin’; whether you are a solo, duo, trio or band.


This year Ekka is proudly bringing back the Community Stage providing dance schools and community organisations the opportunity to showcase their talents.
This year’s Community Stage will be our best showcase yet and promises to deliver a brand new format – ‘Dancing in the Garden’ – located in the grounds of the Old Museum, the Flower and Garden Precinct.

Whether it's Bollywood, Irish, Line Dancing or Rock n Roll dancing, we invite dance schools, community and cultural dance troupes to perform on the ‘Dancing in the Garden’ Community and Gardening Stage.


We invite school and community marching bands (brass, percussion, pipe or pep) to further enhance the community spirit and traditional values at Ekka. Walking a set path through the Showgrounds, your energetic, choreographed routines will be a delightful experience for all Ekka guests.

Please submit an application by completing the online form, including relevant images, video and additional hyperlinks.

Sound of Music Application Form

Dancing in the Garden Application Form

Music on the move application Form

Applications close 31st March 2017 12pm.