FTF is a season of workshops followed by a two-day festival where every band plays its first show. FTF is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community.
As a direct way of addressing the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community, our workshops centre people who are disabled (visible or non-visible), LGBTQIA+ folk, people of colour, and women. As well, we are here to support people who have never played in a band before // never played the instrument they’ve always wanted to learn before because of their class, race, gender, mental health, etc.
Our 2019 festival will be taking place on May 4th & 5th 2019.
Applications from new bands to play are open: https://goo.gl/forms/E4nhg2pgOSi1H17M2
This year kicks off with JAM ON YOUR HANDS Sunday 13th 1-5pm
Full Workshop listings and bookings: http://bitly.com/FirstTimers19
For other First Timers Fest 2019 info:
FTF 2019 Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/201740340257062/
FB page: First Timers Fest