Application Showcase Artist / Group

CLOSED – we are no longer accepting applications for 2018

Deadline: 28st February 2018

Showcases are an integral part of DOADOA. During the day DOADOA will provide the opportunity to up and coming musicians and bands from East Africa to join for live recording sessions while professional showcases will follow in the evenings. To seize this opportunity to enhance your career and perform in the presence of producers, concert and tour bookers, festival programmers, record labels, distributors, journalists and many other industry professionals, DOADOA is calling interested bands and musicians from East Africa to submit the enclosed registration form together with:

  • A press kit
  • A minimum of three songs
  • A minimum of two photographs

Submissions can be uploaded online or forwarded to Deadline for submissions is 28st of February, 2018.

The DOADOA selection committee will decide on artists/groups to be invited for official showcase. Since DOADOA is a market place that provides a networking and learning space, selected artists are required to stay for the full period of DOADOA. Please note that DOADOA will only cover travel expenses and accommodation for a maximum of three days. DOADOA provides you the stage with the equipment (basic backline) to perform and unprecedented promotion opportunities. So, when registering for showcase, do make sure you carefully think about financing of other costs involved (daily subsistence, additional accommodation, insurance, visa) and inform DOADOA about any support or funding you might have.

For further information, please contact DOADOA through or +256 414 591 670.

Download the application form here or fill out below form online.

  • Number of artists / band members
  • Contact details (band leader or manager)


  • Press kit

  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, txt, rtf.
    (in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf)
  • Songs / Music

    Add 3 songs / music (in mp3 format - you can also submit links in 'Comments' field below)
  • Accepted file types: mp3.
  • Pictures

    Add two or more pictures
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Additional info

    here you can also add links to your songs and/or videos
  • DOADOA Terms of Participation

    1. Registrations are accepted subject to event capacity.
    2. Participants are entitled to attend all DOADOA events, subject to venue capacity.
    3. Unless permitted, other events/activities cannot be promoted during DOADOA.
    4. DOADOA will not be responsible for any 3rd party liability incurred as a result of any alteration of format, date and location of the event.
    5. By entering DOADOA, participants agree that any photo and audio/audiovisual recording made of them during DOADOA may be extensively used free of charge in press coverage as well as in any future promotional applications by DOADOA in all media. The participant also agrees that this material may be used for sponsorship acquisition.