Apply to play a music festival in 2020
Looking to play a music festival in 2020? 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 so take the time to do your research to enhance your chances of success.
You can also read our 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!
2nd: Live at Leeds: apply now
13th-16th: The Great Escape, Brighton: apply now
22nd-24th: Mello Festival, Worcester: apply now
22nd-25th: Elderflower Fields, East Sussex: apply now
26th-27th: Common People, Oxford: apply now
26th-27th: Common People, Southampton: apply now
29th-31st: Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham: apply now
6th: Long Division Festival, Wakefield: apply now
11th-14th: Isle of Wight Festival: apply now
13th: Tipping Point Live, Newcastle: apply now
13th-14th: Beacon Festival, Watlington, Oxford - apply now
16th-17th: Leamington Peace Festival: apply now
19th-21st: Black Deer, Kent: apply now
2nd-5th: Barn on the Farm, Gloucester: apply now
2nd-5th: El Dorado: apply now
2nd-6th: Tech-Fest, Nottingham: apply now
3rd-4th: Glas-Denbury, Devon: apply now
3rd-4th: Nibley, Cotswolds: apply now
9th-12th: NASS, Shepton Mallet: apply now
10th-12th: Tiree Music Festival, Scotland: apply now
10th-12th: Ashford Festival, Kent: apply now
16th-19th: Beat-Herder Festival, Lancashire: apply now
18th-21st: Chester Live: apply now
23rd-26th: Nozstock, Hertfordshire: apply now
24th-26th: Bluedot, Cheshire: apply now
24th-26th: Y Not?, Derbyshire: apply now
30th-2nd August: Kendal Calling: apply now
30th-2nd August: Camp Bestival, Dorset: apply now
30th -2nd August: Cambridge Folk Festival: apply now
31st-2nd August: Truck Festival, Oxford: apply now
31st-2nd August: Valley Fest, Bristol: apply now
6th-9th: Bloodstock, Derbyshire: apply now
7th-8th: Humber Street Sesh: apply now
7th-8th: Beyond the Woods: apply now
13th-16th: 110 Above, Leicestershire: apply now
20th-22nd: ArcTanGent, Bristol: apply now
21st-23rd: WeyFest, Surrey: apply now
21st-23rd: Beautiful Days: apply now
28th-30th: Victorious, Portsmouth: apply now
28th-30th: The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, Lancashire: apply now
3rd-6th: End of Road, Larmer Tree Gardens: apply now
4th-6th: Off The Tracks, Donington: apply now
4th-6th: Moseley Folk Festival: apply now
11th-13th: Worcester Music Festival: apply now
18th-20th: Equinox Festival, Lincolnshire: apply now
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