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Entertainers FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions, but if it’s not covered here call us on 08 8981 3454 or drop us a line on Facebook or at admin@mindil.com.au.

It's a good idea to book a gig in advance as we are often full, especially from June to September. We can sometimes accommodate buskers and individual performers if a space becomes available on the morning of the markets so give us a call if you're in town for a short time and want to get involved.

Mindil books a wide variety and level of performers and entertainers from fire artists, circus performers and musicians to brass bands, choirs and anything that looks interesting really!  We also book lots of acts to keep families and kids entertained.

If you’d like to be an Entertainer, Busker or Street Performer please fill in the application form below and send it back to admin@mindil.com.au. If you have any problems, call the office on 08 8981 3454.

The venue costs vary depending on the location, the nature of the act and other factors but you could book a buskers spot on Sunset Strip for example, for as little as $10 per night.

Many grassed areas are excellent venues for performance artists.  We recommend bringing a rope to mark out your 'stage' area because the crowds get busy and people like to gather around to watch the show.

The Sound Shell is the largest performance space providing a ground level concrete stage and large grassed area for the audience with 3 phase power. We are able to provide a sound system, sound operator, and basic production needs for performances if required. Times will vary depending on other performances and events on the same evening. 

The Sunset Strip performance space is located on the grassed area between the beach and the food stalls. It’s smaller than the Sound Shell and we are able to provide a small vocal PA for performances but no sound operator. Artists will need to operate and supply all other equipment including lights, cords and adaptors.

High-School Pitch
No equipment is provided. Artists need to supply and operate all equipment. Limited power is available. Performance sets are strictly limited to 40 minutes, and must start and finish at the scheduled times. Scheduled times will vary depending on the performance.

Stage Right
No equipment is provided. Artists need to supply and operate all equipment. Limited power is available. Performance sets are strictly limited to 40 minutes, and must start and finish at the scheduled times. Scheduled times will vary depending on the performance booked for the Sound Shell.

There are five main performance locations throughout Mindil Beach Sunset Market including the Sound Shell (Main Stage), Sunset Strip, High School Strip, Casino Pitch and Stage Right. You can find the main stages on the markets map.