So, that Tall Tree lineup, hey?! One of the most diverse lineups to ever grace Vancouver Island for sure. The multi-faceted lineup has a little something for everyone, and with a little luck (and a lot of talent), it could have you too! Tall Tree & Do250 are back again to deliver the Play Tall Tree Contest! The Play Tall Tree Contest is a reflection of the festival’s mandate to discover and develop local and emerging artists. A panel of local music industry professionals will receive and consider all applications, and select 15 artists to be announced to the public, where they will gain valuable exposure—and have their music heard by the community-at-large. Following the success of last year’s live showcase, Tall Tree Music Festival and Do250 will co-host the 2017 Finale Showdown at Sugar Nightclub where this year’s finalists will perform to decide the winner. All artists are invited to submit their application through Tall Tree’s Artist Submission Form. HOW IT WORKS THIS YEAR: STAGE 1: ARTIST SUBMISSIONS MAY 4TH – MAY 12TH | Artists invited to submit their application, along with samples of their music through the form below. Festival curators and a panel of local music industry professionals will select 15 artists to proceed. STAGE 2: MUSIC FANS HAVE THEIR SAY MAY 14TH – MAY 19TH | The 15 finalists are announced to the public, with a 5 day period where fans can vote from on which artist they’d want to see make it to the Tall Tree main stage this year. STAGE 3: LIVE SHOWCASE JUNE 2ND | The final four artists will have an opportunity to play at Sugar Nightclub in front of a live audience, and a panel of music industry professionals. INTRODUCING THE WILD CARD: As part of our commitment to support emerging artists through the Play Tall Tree Contest, one of the four finalists will be selected directly by our jury of local music industry professionals, with the other three chosen by public vote. We feel this will allow a new artist the opportunity to grow their fan base and be heard during the live showcase! So what do you think? Do you wanna be a part of this amazing festival? Do you want to play alongside names like Shapeshifter(NZ), Tokyo Police Club, DJ Nu-Mark, and so many more? Hit the link above and throw in your application! This is gonna be one of the best parties of the summer, so get yourself out there and on the lineup! If it helps, in 2015 Vancouver Island superstars Illvis Freshly won this contest, and they’re on the official lineup now, so it’s clearly not a one stop contest, this opens doors! Now, get those applications in! Anyone thinking of applying? Any suggestions for those to apply? Hit us up in that comments section, fam! Jamie Gibson 26 years old, with a voracious appetite for bass, dancing, all things art, and a flair for the dramatic, Jamie Gib grew up in the rave scene, having been introduced to electronic music in the late 90s as a small child from his cousin and he joined the rave scene in 2004, and never looked back, A DJ, Promoter, Go-Go Dancer, and writer, Jamie has made his mark on the Vancouver Island scene and beyond, having worked or attended 90% of the festivals on the Pacific North West and has no plans on stopping there. If there's dirty house, drum n bass or glitch to be heard, you can bet he's not far behind.