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2019 Halifax Urban Folk Festival Now Accepting Artist Applications

The 10th annual Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF), which will be held from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2019, is now accepting artist applications from Atlantic artists and others who plan to tour through Halifax during the week of the festival.

There is no submission fee and the deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2019.

Last year's lineup featured Hey Rosetta's Tim Baker, Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt, and Crash Test Dummies frontman Brad Roberts, among others. The organizers describe HUFF as a boutique festival that celebrates songwriters and the songs they create.

"HUFF’s mandate, in addition to presenting and promoting professional songwriters in an urban downtown setting, is to provide opportunities for our artists here in Halifax to collaborate and perform with visiting headlining artists," the organizers say. Some of the visiting headliners are backed by a band of local artists dubbed the Halifax All-Stars. Visiting HUFF headliners to rehearse at Joel Plaskett’s studio in Halifax and perform with their own curated all-star band. "As a result of these collaborative relationships we have seen some of our region’s brightest artists writing new material and playing with internationally renowned musicians, and creating lifelong creative partnerships," say organizers.

For more information and to apply, go to www.halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.