Apply to Play a Music Festival in 2023
Looking to play a music festival in 2023? Then check out our definitive list of events looking for new talent...
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.
You can also read our previous interview with The Great Escape Festival's booker Adam Ryan and his five tips to improve your chances of being accepted when it comes to applying to play. Good luck!
28th-30th: Liverpool Sound City: apply now
10th-13th: The Great Escape, Brighton: apply now
26th-28th: Mello Festival, Worcester: apply now
26th-29th: Elderflower Fields, East Sussex: apply now
31st-4th June: Hidden Door, Edinburgh: apply now
1st-5th: Fire in the Mountain: apply now
2nd-4th: Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham: apply now
15th-18th: Isle of Wight Festival: apply now
16th-17th: Beacon Festival, Watlington, Oxford: apply now
29th-2nd: Barn on the Farm, Gloucester: apply now
29th-3rd: Tech-Fest, Nottingham: apply now
3rd-4th: Glas-Denbury, Devon: apply now
3rd-4th: Nibley, Cotswolds: apply now
3rd-6th: Valley Fest: apply now
5th-8th: 2000 Trees, Gloucester: apply now
6th-9th: Eskfest, Lake District: apply now
7th-9th: Tiree Music Festival, Scotland: apply now
13th-16th: Beat-Herder Festival, Lancashire: apply now
20th-23rd: Nozstock, Hertfordshire: apply now
20th-23rd: Bluedot, Cheshire: apply now
20th-23rd: Secret Garden Party: apply now
21st-23rd: Truck Fest: apply now
27th-30th: Camp Bestival, Dorset: apply now
27th-30th: Cambridge Folk Festival: apply now
28th-30th: Y Not?, Derbyshire: apply now
3rd-6th: Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire: apply now
10th-13th: Bloodstock, Derbyshire: apply now
10th-13th:110 Above, Leicestershire: apply now
16th-19th: ArcTanGent, Bristol: apply now
18th-20th: WeyFest, Surrey: apply now
18th-20th: Beautiful Days: apply now
24th - 27th: Solfest, Cumbria: apply now
25th-27th: Victorious, Portsmouth: apply now
31st-3rd September: End of the Road, Larmer Tree Gardens: apply now
1st-3rd: Off The Tracks, Donington: apply now
1st-3rd: Moseley Folk Festival: apply now
15th-17th: Worcester Music Festival: apply now
15th-18th: Equinox Festival, Lincolnshire: apply now
16th: Generator, Newcastle: apply now
16th: Long Division, Wakefield: apply now
12th - 15th: Lancaster Music Festival: apply now
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