Planning for the next festival

Every Queen’s Birthday weekend (except in 2020 and 2021), Merimbula is the home of the “Festival for Musicians” – great musicians and their jazz music create memorable Merimbula Jazz Festivals.

The BIG 40th Merimbula Jazz Festival will be held on the weekend of 10-13 June 2022. Sign up to our mailing list, and we will send you our newsletter and updates.

If you want to see the Band List <click here>. We have 87 registered bands (a total of around 450 musicians) playing in 6 venues right across the weekend.

For those bands and musicians planning their first performance, please note that we do not pay bands to play, nor do we pay for travel and accommodation. Bands register for free, but musicians are required to pay a nominal registration fee, and in return we provide a couple of drinks vouchers. After the festival, a small disbursement is usually paid back to the musicians who performed.

For those looking for the 2019 Program or Program Book, these are still available on our downloads page.