Play Surrey

Your band, our stage.

It's festival season and we are giving away an opportunity for a local band to perform to thousands of people at Surrey Canada Day and Surrey Fusion Festival!

Presented by Tim Hortons

Here’s how it works.

From May 14 to 27 submit your entry to (please see below for submission details). After our committee selects the top six acts (three for each festival), the public will determine the contest winners. The top six acts’ performance videos will be posted on the Surrey Canada Day and Surrey Fusion Festival Facebook pages and whichever has the most likes by June 6 at 12 p.m. will win!

The winning bands will perform sets on the Maple Leaf Stage presented by Tim Hortons at each event; receive a $200 honorarium and a $100 gift card to Tim Hortons (did someone say Timbits?).

The running up four bands will also receive $100 gift cards to Tim Hortons.

How to Enter:

Submit your entry via email to

Copy, paste and fill out the questions below into the email to enter.

  1. What is your band or artist name?
  2. List your band member names.
  3. In what city was your band formed?
  4. Bio (300 words or less)
  5. Music or performance video link
  6. Please attach a band photo to this email
  7. Are any members a current resident of Surrey?
  8. Are any members a past resident of Surrey?
  9. Which event are they applying for (Canada Day: July 1, 2018, Fusion Festival: July 21, 2018 or both)
  10. Preferred method of being contacted by the City of Surrey if selected: Email or Phone Number
  11. Website
  12. Social Handles (if applicable): Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Key Dates:

Entry Period: May 14, 2018 at 9am – May 27, 2018 at 11:59pm

Selection Process: May 28, 2018

Contact Period: May 29, 2018

Public Voting Period: May 30 at 10am – June 6 at 12pm noon

View full contest rules.