Want to perform in front of 10,000 people and try your hand at becoming the next Dami Im?  The hunt is on for local musicians to hit the stage at Googfest 2018.

While The Aston Shuffle will headline the show on Saturday 3 February, organisers are searching for a new generation of stars to join the lineup.  Three or four acts will be selected and each will have 45 minutes to hit the audience with their best tracks.

Googfest has grown to become one of the biggest live music festivals in the ACT, with last year’s free event drawing an all-ages crowd of 12,000.

Queensland diva Dami Im took the crowd by storm at the first Googfest, before going ton to win international acclaim at Eurovision, while The Voice finalist Lucy Sugerman was only 15 when she captivated the Googfest audience.

Googong Project Director Malcolm Leslie said the annual gig, now heading into its fourth year, was an important showcase for local talent.

“Googonians love to get together as a community so the idea of a relaxed summer concert, and the chance to discover some fresh and exciting local performers, has been hugely popular,” Mr Leslie said.

“Canberra has a thriving music scene but young performers rarely get to play for a crowd of this size, or to experience everything that goes into a big outdoor production, like professional lighting and sound.

“This year we are giving everyone the chance to put up their hand to be part of Googfest – whether they are solo performers or bigger bands.”

Anyone interested in performing at Googfest, send your details to [email protected], and include a short profile introducing yourself and your act, 100 words on why you want to be part of Googfest, your daytime phone number and links to at least one of your tracks. Nominations close on midnight Sunday 17 December.