Apply to Play a Music Festival in 2024

Looking to play a music festival in 2024? Then check out our definitive list of events looking for new talent...

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Looking to play a music festival this summer but not sure where to start? 

The success of the live music industry means there are now a huge number of events taking place all over the UK and beyond during the sunshine months. And while this gives punters a huge amount of choice on where to go and what to see, it's also created numerous performance opportunities for new artists, bands, musicians and more. 

To help you navigate this busy time, we've compiled this handy guide for you with links to events and their application forms.

Remember, when applying always read the terms and conditions surrounding your submission as well as the style of music the festival focuses on. If you're an R&B act, then there's no point in applying to play at a heavy metal event."

All artists should take the time to do your research to enhance your chances of success. 

Good luck! 

May 2024

1st-3rd: Wide Days, Edinburgh: apply now

3rd-5th: LOOPFEST, Shropshire: apply now

4th-5th: Liverpool Sound City: apply now 

15th-18th: The Great Escape, Brighton: apply now

18th: RecFest, Portsmouth: apply now

24th-27th: Elderflower Fields, East Sussex: apply now

25th-26th: Dot To Dot, Bristol and Nottingham: apply now

25th-26th: LeeStock, Sudbury, Suffolk: apply now

31st-2nd June: Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham:​ apply now

June 2024 

7th-9th: Kite Festival, Kidlington, Oxfordshire​: apply now

13th-16th: Eden Festival, St Ann's, Scotland: apply now

15th-16th: Mappfest, Malvern: apply now

20th-23rd: Isle of Wight Festival: apply now

21st-22nd: Beacon Festival, Watlington, Oxfordapply now  

26th-30th: Glastonbury Festival: apply now for Emerging Talent Competition

July 2024  

4th-7th: Barn on the Farm, Gloucester: apply now

5th-7th: Nibley, Cotswolds: apply now 

10th-13th: 2000 Trees, Gloucester: apply now

11th-14th: Eskfest, Lake District: apply now

12th-14th: Tiree Music Festival, Scotland: apply now  

18th-21st: Beat-Herder Festival, Sawley, Lancashire: apply now

18th-21st: Nozstock, Hertfordshire: apply now 

25th-28th: Secret Garden Party: apply now 

25th-28th: Camp Bestival, Dorset: apply now

26th-28th: Truck Fest: apply now

26th-28th: Tramlines, Sheffield: apply in Spring 2024

August 2024 

1st-4th: Valley Fest: apply now

1st-4th: Kendal Calling, Penrith, Cumbria: apply now

2nd-4th: Y Not?, Derbyshire: apply now

8th-11th: Bloodstock, Derbyshire: apply now

14th-17th: ArcTanGent, Bristol: apply now  

15th-18th: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shifnal: apply now

15th-18th: Green Man, Crickhowell, Wales: apply now 

16th-18th: Beautiful Days: apply now

22nd - 25th: Solfest, Cumbria: apply now

23th-25th: Big Feastival, Kingham, Oxfordshire: apply now

23rd-25th: Victorious, Portsmouth: apply now 

29th-1st September: End of the Road, Larmer Tree Gardens: apply now

30th-1st September: Off The Tracks Festival, Castle Donington: apply now

30th-1st September: Moseley Folk Festival: apply now

September 2024 

13th-15th: Worcester Music Festival: apply now 

19th-23rd: Equinox Festival, Lincolnshire: apply now

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by Jim Ottewill
January 10, 2024
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