We are happy to announce that this year's Grilledcheesapolooza will be held on August 7th and 8th in Kindersley, SK!! With planning well underway, we've decided to start this blog to elaborate on the way we think about things to those who care to read. For the first installment, we would like to share some thoughts on the festival lineup to be released in May.
Applications have been pouring in and we are very excited about it! We will be constructing our lineup from the 80+ applications that we've received from across the province so far. During the difficult process of choosing Grilledcheesapolooza's lineup we feel a strong sense of responsibility towards both our artists and our audience.
On one hand, our mission is to nurture artists within the region by providing a platform for them to develop their work. With so many great applications, we truly wish that we could accept them all, but there is only so much time over the course of the weekend. Therefore, we must also cater to the audience and utilize our limited resources as best as we can by also selecting performers who best suit our audience and capture the spirit of the event at this point in time. We sincerely hope that bands who are not included in the lineup will understand we are doing our best to balance these responsibilities and will continue to develop their art.
We hope to bring in some of the most interesting and established bands in Saskatchewan, while not forgetting about the roots of the festival, as a place for any local band to show up and show their work to their friends. We also hope that seeing the top acts from around the province in person will be a positive learning experience for developing artists, while our more established performers will get to see all the up and coming talent. We believe that through these interactions valuable connections and ideas will be formed.
For more information on the mission of the festival, check out our original Philosophy, and feel free to comment below if you want to share any thoughts :)
Also, please don't forget to apply here to perform! All submissions are reviewed no matter how established the project is, and will be accepted until April 15th. The sooner you can apply, the better. Until next time, friends...
Grill the cheese // Hail the cheese