Submit Your Music

There are currently 3 opportunities to submit to the Music Festival

You must apply separately to each to be considered in each category.

Submit to the Music Festival

KAHBANG Seeks Music Submissions for Annual Discovery Festival

Discover the Next.


KAHBANG is an annual summer discovery Festival which transforms Bangor, Maine into the largest Music, Art & Film showcase in New England. For 4 days, thousands of festival-goers descend on Downtown Bangor and the Waterfront Festival Grounds to experience over 75 musicians, dozens of films, art galleries & installations, special events, parties & more.

Past performers include Dr. Dog, Bassnectar, Earl Sweatshirt, Paper Diamond, Wale, My Morning Jacket, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, BoB, Lupe Fiasco, Atmosphere, Chromeo, OK Go, Surfer Blood, The Weeks, Ra Ra Riot, Matt & Kim, and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.

Musicians of all genres interested in playing the fest may now submit via Reverb Nation. At least 35 bands will be chosen via Reverb Nation. Everyone is welcome to submit; signed or unsigned, brand new or seasoned veterans. KAHBANG is on the lookout for the next big thing and each year offers musicians of all types the ability to perform at the festival.

The Freshman Class

KAHBANG is looking for the next big thing…


KAHBANG is seeking 3-5 new & emerging bands looking to be featured at the festival as part of our inaugural “Freshman Class” showcase. These artists will be presented in special performance opportunities during the festival weekend, highlighting them as upcoming performers to watch in 2014 and beyond.

Freshman class criteria:
• Cannot be signed by major label
• No acts over 5 years old

The Sound Off Competition

Presented by Young & Free Maine, The Sound Off Competition is an online Music competition featuring Maine-based performers. Music Artists submit their material, which is voted on by fans and the public. Finalists have the chance to perform live before a panel of judges, with the top 2 finalists given the opportunity to perform as part of KAHBANG 2014.