The Winter Droving Performer Call Out

2019 Winter Droving kamchatka credit Cathy Masser 69 copy

We are currently seeking talent for The Winter Droving which is being held 28th – 30th October 2021 in Penrith, Cumbria. The Winter Droving is an annual spectacle of feathery, fuzzy, and glittery animal masks, rocking musicians and bands, fire torch bearers, circus sideshow style acts, and larger-than-life illuminated animal lanterns. If this sounds like your kind of jam, then read on!

You should be a fan of all things carnie plus be bold, energetic, charismatic, and 100% fun. You need to be one-of-a-kind, out-of-the-ordinary with your own original material/act and a unique vibe.

Some of our past acts include The Baghdaddies, Electric Swing Circus, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Ponyland, Elaine Davidson, Beachmaster, Wearequasars, Bluejam, Dick Danger, Mary the Faerie, Paka and his mechanical horse, plus a host of jugglers, stilt-walkers, fire breathers, and street performers.

We are especially interested in working with musicians, performers, and entertainers from underrepresented backgrounds including people from Black, Brown, Asian (South, East, Middle East), LGBTQ+, and disabled communities. We are also dedicated to producing an event in which at least 50% of the performers are female or identify as female.

If you believe you fit the bill, please register your interest here:

Deadline: 31st May 2021

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