• Ros Hales Award

    Sadly, Majors Creek Festival lost its president Ros Hales not long after the 2015 festival. In recognition of Ros, her commitment to music, the arts and equity and her wonderful contribution to the Majors Creek Festival, we are very excited to be able to continue the Ros Hales Award for Young Women in Music sponsored by the Braidwood Folk Music Club.

    Majors Creek Festival and Braidwood Folk Music Club recognise the under-representation of female performers at music festivals and within the broader music industry in Australia. This new initiative is designed to support and encourage young female performers and to provide opportunities for high profile performances and pay equity in a friendly and supportive festival environment.


    • The award is open to female performers 25yrs or younger.
    • Solo or group acts are accepted.
    • Group acts must have a majority of female performers and duos must both be female. All members must be under 25 at the time of the Festival.
    • The recipient/s of the award will be selected by the Majors Creek Festival artist selection committee and a panel of guest selectors to be confirmed.
    • The recipient/s will be programmed for two shows on main stages throughout the weekend, and potentially additional shows with prior agreement
    • The recipient/s will receive a sponsored professional fee of $1000
    • The recipient/swill also have the opportunity to have a mentoring session with one of our headline female artists during the weekend.
    • The recipient/s will potentially receive some radio/interview time
    • Under 18s require parental approval to apply and attend
    • The recipient/s will receive one free weekend ticket for guardian, partner or an immediate family member for each member of the act

    PLEASE NOTE: Artists who have already applied to perform at Majors Creek Festival 2017 through the normal application process will need to apply for the award separately to be considered.

    Applications Close 31 August 2017