Kempenfest now accepting Talent Submissions for 2023

BARRIE ONTARIO, February 6, 2023

Organizers of Barrie’s largest festival have put out a call for local bands and performers for this year’s annual Kempenfest – which takes place August 4-7, 2023 at Barrie’s waterfront. 

Kempenfest is looking for local bands and performers in most genres, including rock, country, indie, urban, pop, dance, and kids entertainers. “Performing at an event like Kempenfest provides a great opportunity for developing live artists to be seen and heard, and to practice delivering their show in a large festival setting.” Comments Paul Fairley of Admiral Live.

“We are in the final stages of booking our headliners – with hopes to announce those in the coming weeks. The team is pretty excited.” 

Kempenfest has two stages – the OLG Main Stage in the Rotary Beer Gardens, and the KOOL-FM Family Stage in the Youth Village, with over sixty hours of programming to fill between them. 

Interested performers can apply online through the Kempenfest website at

Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2023, 11:59pm.

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