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On Stage applications

Applications for this festival's On Stage programme are now open!

This year's TSB Bank Festival of Lights is set to run from 16 December 2017 - 5 February 2018 and we're keen to hear from performers far and wide who would love to help us put on another fantastic festival for our community and visitors! 

Please fill in the application form below before 24 July, 2017, and we'll be in touch!

We look forward to hearing from you . . . 


Application Form

Contracts will be posted to this address so it must be a secure post box
Please note this is a free community festival, community rates apply


Where applicable, the Council will deduct scheduler payment tax from the performance fee paid in accordance with applicable rates under the Income Tax Act 2007 unless the performer has provided the Council with satisfactory evidence of an exemption certificate.
If you/your group provide confirmation/proof that you are a Limited Company you will be exempt from scheduler payment tax.
If you/your group provide a current Tax Exemption Certificate you will be exempt from scheduler payment tax.
If you/your group provide only an IRD Number you will have 20% tax deducted from the agreed performance fee.
If you/your group provide none of the above documentation you will have 35% tax deducted from your performance fee.
If you are based outside of New Zealand (international performer), there will be a 20% tax deducted from the performance fee, and all payments will be made in NZD.

We will do our best to cater to everyone's availability, however please understand this is not always possible.
If contracted this will be used in the Festival brochure.
Upload a professional landscape image of you/your group with no text on it. Must be 1MB or larger and JPEG file.

If you have any issues or questions submitting your application please contact Lisa Ekdahl at lisa.ekdahl@npdc.govt.nz


We thank the following organisations for generously investing in this iconic community event.

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