Cornwall Lift-Off Seeking Submissions for Musical Acts

By Bob Peters
January 31, 2012

Raine Maida of Our Lady PeaceKinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off returns July 12th – 15th 2012 to Lamoureux Park and festival officials are proud to report that, as in previous years, this year’s event will continue to support and feature local and regional musical talent.

Local, regional, original, cover and tribute acts – solo, due or group – in any musical genre are welcome to apply up to peform at this year's event. The deadline for applications is Friday March 30th, 2012.

Lift-Off has built a strong following due to its booking of top-notch headline entertainers such as Collective Soul, Chantal Krevizuk and Our Lady Peace. Sometimes headliners come with pre-determined operning acts, with other acts slotted in earlier in the day. Upwards of 15,000 people fill Lamoureux Park for these concerts.

How to Apply

Entertainers interested in performing at the 16th annual edition of Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off, are asked to apply directly to the Entertainment Committee. Please be sure to include day and evening contact info, a brief bio including live performance experience, sample(s) of a live audio and/or video performance, a list of upcoming local and/or regional performance dates including location of venue, and reference list. The deadline to apply is Friday March 30th, 2012.

Due to scheduling constraints stipulated in Headline Artist contractual agreements, the Lift-Off organizers will only able to accommodate a select number of performers before each Headline Act. The number of opening acts that will be chosen to perform at this year’s festival will not be known until all Headline Artists are secured and contractual details are finalized. All opening acts selected by Festival Officials are subject to final approval by the management of the Headline Artist. In the event that an opening act is declined by Headline Artist Management another act will be selected and submitted for approval until a mutual agreement is reached between both parties.

For more information, or to submit your application please contact:

Mr. Stephen Murray
Co-Director of Entertainment, Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off 2012
Telephone: 1-613-363-7447


About Cornwall Lift-Off

Cornwall Lift-Off was founded in 1994 and hosted back-to-back Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships in 1996 and 1997. The success of the festival has grown considerably from its modest beginnings and now includes top-notch musical acts and other family oriented activities. Each year, the festival welcomes approximately 25 hot-air balloon teams, the Homenuik Rides carnival, a spectacular fireworks display, Family Zone, and great local and international musical entertainment. Past entertainers have included Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Amanda Marshall, Theory of a Deadman, Finger Eleven, Loverboy, Trooper, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, Our Lady Peace and Chantal Kreviazuk.

Category: Arts and Entertainment