2016 winner, Matt Henry with his song ‘The Best That They Could Do’

If you’d like to perform at Mullum Music Festival’s 10th anniversary then get writing and enter the annual Play Mullum Songwriting Competition.

Fittingly, the theme for this year’s competition is ‘Celebration’ as Mullum Music Festival celebrates 10 years of creating musical magic this year. Entries will be shortlisted by the Mullum Music Festival team and a winner will be selected by esteemed music supervisor and publisher, Norman Parkhill.

“I was thrilled to be invited to be the judge of this year’s Play Mullum Competition,” said Norman Parkhill “I’ve been a devoted attendee and fan of Mullum Music Festival for 10 years and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the celebration.”

Each year the theme of the Play Mullum Songwriting Competition is different. Previous Play Mullum winners include Matt Henry with his song ‘The Best That They Could Do’ responding to the ‘Break-Up’ theme in 2016; Nicole Cross in 2015 for her song ‘White Walls’ that responded to the theme ‘One Day Can Change Everything’ and Dan Hannaford in 2014 for his Protest Song ‘Payday’.

So get writing and recording (a simple video recorded on a mobile phone will do) or send your already themed song in to the Play Mullum ‘Celebration’ Songwriting Competition for your chance to win a 30 min performance at the festival on Sunday 19 November and two festival passes. Entries close Friday 27 October. Bands and individuals can apply. Head to for full details and application forms.

Play Mullum ‘Celebration’ Songwriting Competition
Applications now open. Closing date Friday 27 October.
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