Quest for Talent – FAQ
32 Woogaroo St Goodna
5:00pm Friday 27th October 2023
Register at 4PM – Registration will be at the rear of the stage.
Parking is limited at Evan Marginson Park. Where possible we recommend parking at your nearest train station and catching the train. Online ticket holders get free train travel to and from the event.
Jacaranda Festival at Evan Marginson Park, Goodna
Friday 27th October 2023
From 4PM (MUST be registered and backstage at call time, prior to your category beginning)
Will be assigned once heat winners are announced
We recommend where possible catching the train to Goodna Station. Parking in and around the Festival site is available but can be difficult – allow yourself plenty of time.
A range of food outlets will be available at the Festival.
Venue: Redbank Plains State High School Performing Arts Centre
Stage: 9M x 10m
Venue: Main State at the Festival, Evan Marginson Park, Goodna
Stage: 9M x 10M
- P.A & lightning with professional staff operating
- CD players
- Microphones: Vocal, Cordless & Lines + Instrument (no headset mics)
- Mic stands
- Direct Inputs for instruments
- Registration area
- Change area
ALL PROPS MUST BE PROVIDED BY ACT
Open: October 9th 2023
Close: October 20th 2023
Age will be taken as at the 20th October
NOTE: the competition age group for a duo or ensemble will be determined by the age of the oldest member.
Enter in as many categories as you would like! Can only perform as the same act in a category one time (can perform and compete as solo in one category and in a group act in same category as this is a different act)
There are time constraints of performances max 4min. Live backing needs to be detailed in the online entry.
NOTE: we do not provide instrument amps or backline.
If you are unsure about whether your instruments can be accommodated, please contact our coordinator by email at questfortalent@
Due to space constraints, only 1 parent/support person may accompany each act in the back-stage area.
Entries are to be submitted by completing the entry form available on our web site: www.goodnajacarandafestival.com/talent-quest/
All entries and payments will be confirmed by email. Failure of payment may lead to entry being forfeited.
Backing tracks should be provided with your entry using the online entry form. Alternatively, they should be provided via email to [email protected]
Backing tracks should generally be in mp3 format. We can also accept .wav files.
Please do not bring media with you to the heats / finals. All backing tracks need to be submitted prior to the event.
There is no provision for rehearsals, detailed sound checks etc. Be prepared to perform.
Information about your backing track, instrument and stage requirements will be collected when you check in.
If you have any particular requirements add this to online entry and discuss with coordinator on the night.
Parents (or Guardians) of 13 years and under are encouraged to stay within sight of their Children.
Acts or Songs must not contain “Profanity”.
Performance time is limited to a maximum of 4 minutes.
Each act will be introduced on stage by the Compere. You may introduce your song if you wish – please ensure you let us know this when you check in.
Bring all your own props including chairs. Please let us know these details in online entry and at registration.
If using recorded music as backing, the part you are performing must not be duplicated on the track.
Start of performance – You can nominate when you want backing music to start, eg, before you appear on stage, after you appear on stage etc. Please let us know this when you check in.
After you perform it is preferred you stay in costume as all the performers will be reintroduced back on stage at the end of your category (time permitting). You are also asked to stay close to the stage during this period.
- Learn to breathe while phrasing your song.
- Dress to the song/stage. Overall presentation is taken into consideration.
- Choose a song relevant to your life experience, and read and understand the lyrics.
- Practice in front of a mirror to learn expression & movement.
- Practice effective microphone technique. Be careful not to cover your mouth with it.
- Cause the audience to feel involved in the song.
Our judges are experienced, industry-based people who have stage experience themselves.
Announcements will be made at the end of each category.
Announcements will be made at the conclusion of all performances.
Understand the song and what it is about. It could be helpful for yourself to write a summary of the song for yourself and sell it to the audience – you might want to choose a song within your own life experience/age
Give your own spin on the song
It’s better to have a backing track without backing vocals. That way the judges have a better chance to hear you!
Microphone Technique – if you want to have a clear sound, then check this link! If you cover your mouth with the Mic, you may not have the sound you want.