How to Apply To Play Music Festivals & Events Across the World

I found this great article on Di++O website with links to current UK and overseas opportunities. It’s really useful and very informative, as it is up to date and also has direct links to the festival or event where you can apply – so super helpful.

Remember, before you apply to perform at any of these music festivals and events, be sure to read the application instructions and conditions carefully for the best chance of success. Some events may only accept submissions from artists of certain styles and genres, so make sure your act fits the bill before submitting your application.

CURRENT UK & EUROPE OPPORTUNITIES

Are You Listening? Festival | April 2020 | Reading, UK | Apply here

Live at Leeds | May 2020 | Leeds, UK | Apply here

Hanwell Hootie | May 2020 | London, UK | Apply here

Mello Festival | May 2020 | Worcestershire, UK | Apply here

Elderflower Fields | May 2020 | East Sussex, UK | Apply here

The Great Escape | May 2020 | Brighton, UK |Apply here

Sound City | May 2020 | Liverpool, UK | Apply here

Leestock | May 2020 | Suffolk, UK | Apply here

Wychwood Festival | May 2020 | Cheltenham, UK | Apply here

Camden Rocks | May 2020 | London, UK | Apply here

Long Division Festival | June 2020 | Wakefield, UK | Apply here

Sweden Rock | June 2020 | Sölvesborg, Sweden | Apply here

Eden Festival | June 2020 | Dumfries, Scotland | Apply here

Isle of Wight Festival | June 2020 | Isle of Wight | Apply here

Beacon Festival | June 2020 | Oxford, UK | Apply here

Sea Sessions | June 2020 | Donegal, Ireland | Apply here

Leigh Folk Festival | June 2020 | Essex, UK | Apply here

Black Deer Festival | June 2020 | Kent, UK | Apply here

Kendal Calling | July 2020 | Kendal, UK | Apply here

Y Not? Festival | July 2020 | Derbyshire, UK | Apply here

Ampthill Festival | July 2020 | Bedfordshire, UK | Apply here

EskFest | July 2020 | Cumbria, UK | Apply here

Nibley | July 2020 | Cotswolds, UK | Apply here

Daxonbury Festival | July 2020 | North Bedfordshire, UK | Apply here

Techfest | July 2020 | Nottinghamshire, UK | Apply here

El Dorado | July 2020 | Herefordshire, UK | Apply here

Ipswich Music Day | July 2020 | Ipswich, UK | Apply here

Barn On The Farm | July 2020 | Gloucester, UK | Apply here

Brainchild Festival | July 2020 | East Sussex, UK | Apply here

Not a Cult Festival | July 2020 | Worcestershire, UK | Apply here

Nass Festival | July 2020 | Somerset, UK | Apply here

Beat-Herder | July 2020 | Lancashire, UK | Apply here

Ashford Festival in the Park | July 2020 | Kent, UK | Apply here

Shankra Festival | July 2020 | Lostallo, Switzerland | Apply here

Nozstock | July 2020 | Herefordshire, UK | Apply here

Boomtown | August 2020 | Hampshire, UK | Apply here

110 Above | August 2020 | Leicestershire, UK | Apply here

Off Festival | August 2020 | Katowice, Poland | Apply here

Humber Street Sesh | August 2020 | Hull, UK | Apply here

Beyond the Woods | August 2020 | Lincolnshire, UK | Apply here

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival | August 2020 | Shrewsbury, UK | Apply here

Arctangent | August 2020 | Bristol, UK | Apply here

Green Man | August 2020 | Brecon, UK | Apply here

Beautiful Days | August 2020 | Devon, UK | Apply here

Weyfest | August 2020 | Surrey, UK | Apply here

Victorious | August 2020 | Portsmouth, UK | Apply here

Valley Fest | August 2020 | Bristol, UK | Apply here

Phoenix Festival | August 2020 | Cotswolds, UK | Apply here

Cambridge Folk Festival | August 2020 | Cambridge, UK | Apply here

Off The Tracks Festival | August 2020 | Leicestershire, UK | Apply here

End of the Road | September 2020 | Dorset, UK | Apply here

Illusive Festival | September 2020 | Northamptonshire, UK | Apply here

Worcester Music Festival | September 2020 | Worcester, UK | Apply here

Euroblast | September 2020 | Cologne, Germany | Apply here

Live at Heart | September 2020 |Örebro, Sweden | Apply here

Reeperbahn Festival | September 2020 | Hamburg, Germany | Apply here

Equinox Festival | September 2020 | Lincolnshire, UK | Apply here

Waves Vienna | September 2020 | Vienna, Austria | Apply here

Moseley Folk Festival | September 2020 | Birmingham | Apply here

Mercat de Musica | September 2020 | Barcelona, Spain | Apply here

Iceland Airwaves | November 2020 | Reykjavik, Iceland | Apply here

CURRENT USA, CANADA & SOUTH AMERICA OPPORTUNITIES

Tiny Lights Festival | June 2020 | Ymir, Canada | Apply here

Blue Ox Festival | June 2020 | Eau Claire, Wisconsin | Apply here

NXNE | June 2020 | Toronto, Canada | Apply here

Nelsonville Festival | June 2020 | Nelsonville, Ohio | Apply here

Epicenter Festival | May 2020 | Charlotte, North Carolina | Apply here

Music at the View | May 2020 | Tonasket, Washington | Apply here

Texas Music Showcase | July 2020 | San Antonio, Texas | Apply here

Red, White & Bluegrass Festival | July 2020 | Beaver Creek, Ohio | Apply here

Hopscotch | September 2020 | Raleigh, North Carolina | Apply here

Arise Music Festival | August 2020 | Loveland, Colarado | Apply here

Springfield Indie Soul Fest | August 2020 | Springfield, Massachusetts | Apply here

Rock al Parque | August 2020 | Bogota, Colombia | Apply here

Americanafest | September 2020 | Nashville, Tennesee | Apply here

Deadwood Jam | September 2020 | Deadwood, South Dakota | Apply here

Strawberry Music Festival | Spring/Fall Annually | California | Apply here

Joshua Tree Music Festival | Spring/Fall Annually | Joshua Tree, California | Apply here

CURRENT AUSTRALIA, AFRICA & ASIA OPPORTUNITIES

Bali Spirit Festival | April 2020 | Bali, Indonesia | Apply here

Cape Town Coffee Festival | May 2020 | Cape Town, South Africa | Apply here

Bayimba International Festival | August 2020 | Uganda | Apply here

Winter Fest | August 2020 | Lesotho | Apply here

Music Matters | September 2020 | Singapore | Apply here

Maldon Folk Festival | October 2020 | Maldon, VIC, Australia | Apply here

Mushroom Valley | October 2020 | Yalboroo, QLD, Australia | Apply here

Tablelands Folk Festival | October 2020 | Yungaburra, QLD, Australia | Apply here

Queenscliff Music Festival | November 2020 | Queenscliff, Vic, Australia | Apply here

Thanks Di++O Team for such a great article, we have sent links to your website so that our members can find out more. https://www.dittomusic.com/

Our next blog will pinpoint what you need to consider once you have applied and been accepted to play. We are going to create a check-list that our members can actually use. Best of luck and let us know how you got on.

Published by Jeeni

I am a founding director of Jeeni. Jeeni is an online platform for independent musicians and performers. Jeeni is for everyone and anyone creative: musicians, voice-artists, performers, poets, singer-songwriters ... hey, the list is endless. We aim to connect, collaborate, share and support each other, while we have fun and make a real difference.

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