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Vendor and Performer Applications

Applications for food, beverage and performer applications for the City of Kingston's 2018/19 Festival Season are now closed.

Over the next 12 months Kingston will present two major festivals including the iconic two-day Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival plus our annual much-loved Carols by Kingston event. 

Our festivals feature a fantastic mix of musical performances, children's entertainment plus a diverse range of food, wine, market and community stalls.

Please note: This year the Globe to Globe World Music Festival and the Carrum Beats and Eats event (formerly Harvest Festival) are being rested.

Performer and musician notifications

Successful Performers only will be invited to participate in one or more Festivals. Notification dates:

Carols by Kingston: 3 months prior to the event
Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival: 3 months prior to the event

Food, beverage and licensed vendor notifications

The vendor selection process is highly competitive and each Festival has its own theme that helps to determine programming. There will be approximately 50 food, beverage and licensed Vendor Sites available at City of Kingston Festivals this Season and 25 market vendors.

All applications from food, beverage and licensed vendors are assessed against 6 selection criteria:

30% - Festival Theme
20% - Uniqueness and product range
15% - Professional presentation
10% - Kingston-based (local vendors receive a 10% advantage)
10% - Pricing (Food vendors 15%)
15% - Sustainability (Food vendors 10%)

Successful Vendors will be invited to participate in one or more Festivals and unsuccessful Vendors will be notified by email.

Notification dates:

Carols by Kingston: 30 September 2018
Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival: 30 December 2018

All Vendors are expected to behave in a professional and respectful manner throughout the entire process.

The Vendor Guidelines contain information about the terms and conditions of participation in our Festivals. 


Our festivals

 Date    Sunday 8 December 2019 from 6.30pm-10pm
Festive family Event. Christmas carols, Christmas market
Performance, children’s entertainment, fireworks
 Licensed bar


Limited food stalls, market stalls and a confirmed community group providing a sausage sizzle.
Approximate vendor numbers: 7 Food/beverage/sweets, 15 Market, 1 Community BBQ 

 Vendor marquees
BYO marquee or marquee provided at cost to vendor

Free, VIP tickets $15

Bicentennial Park Chelsea

Mordialloc Food Wine & Music Festival

 Date    First weekend in March 2020
Blues, jazz, indie, contemporary music
Three: Pier Stage; Beach Stage; Jam Cafe
Performance, food vendors, bars, free children’s activities, show rides
20,000 each day
 Licensed bar

Yes, multiple licensed vendors
Diverse, gourmet consumables, tastings and sharing plates are strongly encouraged.
Approximate vendor numbers: 33 Food/beverage/sweets, 5 Market, 15 Licensed 
 Vendor marquees
All marquees supplied by City of Kingston. Vendors unable to BYO marquee

$2 per adult, $5 for families

Peter Scullin Reserve, Beach Road, Mordialloc

If you would like to be added to our database to receive information about Festivals and other Council events, please use the links below: Vendors click here and Performers click here