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Vendor and Performer Applications

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.

Vendor applications

Vendor applications for the 2019/20 Festival Season are now closed. 

Sign up to be notified when vendor applications open for the 2020/21 Festival Season and receive information about Festivals and other Council events.

Vendor opportunities include:

  • Ready-To-Eat Food/Beverages - fresh-cooked or pre-prepared food for consumption on-site
  • Single-Line Food Product - one item only, i.e. 'donuts' or 'fresh juice' (plus bottled water)
  • Alcoholic Beverages - for consumption on-site only, no take-away and no spirits (Mordi Fest only)
  • Hand Made Crafts/Take Home Food products or Produce - General bespoke and boutique handmade goods, including jams, chocolates, chutney etc. (Carols only)
  • Commercial Market Goods - general market goods (Carols only)

Interested vendors are advised to read the Vendor Guidelines carefully prior to commencing an application. 

The Selection Process 

The vendor selection process is highly competitive and each Festival has its own theme that helps to determine programming. There will be approximately 80 food, beverage and licensed Vendor Sites available at City of Kingston Festivals this Season.

Vendor applications for all festivals are assessed against the selection criteria matrix.

  • 25% - festival theme
  • 20% - uniqueness and product range
  • 20% - professional presentation
  • 15% - pricing
  • 15% - sustainability
  • 5% - Kingston-based

 

Performers

Are you a local artist, performer or entertainer looking for an opportunity to appear at our festivals and events?

Register your interest by joining our database here.

We encourage expressions of interest from performers including:  

  • bands
  • solo acts
  • street theatre
  • children's entertainment
  • activity providers

We'll keep your details on file and get in touch if an opportunity comes up. Expressions of interest are open all year round.

 

Our Festivals

Carols by Kingston

 Date    Sunday 13 December 2020, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
 Genre
Festive family event. Christmas carols, Christmas market
 Stages
One
 Program
Performances, children’s entertainment, fireworks
 Audience
10,000
 Licensed bar

No
 Vendors

Limited food stalls, market stalls and a community group providing a sausage sizzle.
Approximate vendor numbers: 15 Food/beverage/sweets, 12 Market, 1 Community BBQ 

 Vendor marquees
BYO marquee or marquee provided at cost to vendor
 Entry

Free / Reserve Seating $15
 Venue

Bicentennial Park, Chelsea
 

 

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 Dates    Saturday 27 February 2021, 11am – 10pm
Sunday 28 February 2021, 11am – 7pm 
 Genre
contemporary music, indie, rock, pop, blues, jazz
 Stages
Three
 Program
Music, food vendors, bars, free children’s activities, show rides
 Audience
15,000+ each day
 Licensed bar

Yes, multiple licensed vendors
 Vendors
Diverse, gourmet consumables, tastings and sharing plates are strongly encouraged.
Approximate vendor numbers: 35 Food/beverage/sweets, 15 Licensed 
 Vendor marquees
All marquees supplied by City of Kingston. Vendors unable to BYO marquee
 Entry

$2 per adult, $5 for families
 Venue

Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc