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8th November 2017

The 2018 Guide To Festival Applications

 

The 2018 Guide To Festival Applications November 2017

This blog is no longer updated as of 26/03/2018 – Good Luck with all your applications and see you next year!

 

 

By Shannon Deary

You’re 20 pages and four Red Bulls into your Google Search, desperately scouring the FAQ page of every festival in a drastic attempt to apply to play, silently wondering ‘God, if only my Publisher could make this easier for me!’ Well, worry no more! We’re now in our fourth year of helping all artists, newly established or returning favourites, land either their first or fiftieth festival slot by removing all that unnecessary hassle for you.

Below you will see our weekly-updated list of Festivals from around the world taking performance applications along with a direct link to the specific means to apply – leaving you with more time to have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Best of luck and if you’re successful with any of your applications, get in touch and we will be glad to post any info on our socials.

Before you apply please consider these points…

 

1. Does my music suit this festival?

Please don’t just apply for every festival listed. Look at their websites, check out their previous lineups. If you don’t think your music would suit it, then do not apply for it.

2. Can I get to this festival?

It’s great if a festival offers you a slot, but that’s useless if you can’t get there to play it. Consider your travel options and the potential costs before applying for any long distance opportunities.

3. Can I actually play those dates?

Check the diary, check your band mates diaries. Make sure you are actually free to play that weekend before applying for any festivals. It will save everyone a lot of time.

 

*If you are a festival that wishes to be added or removed from this list then please contact info@sentricmusic.com.

 

 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Jai Thep Festival (Thailand) – 02-04 February 2018 – Application Closed

Riverboats Music Festival (Australia) – 16-18 February 2018 – Application Closed

MARCH

Nannup Music Festival (Australia) – 02 – 05 March 2018 – Application Closed

 

APRIL

Bali Spirit Festival (India) – 02 – 08 April 2018 – Application Closed

Westway LAB Festival (Portugal) – 11 – 14 April 2018 – Application Closed

Launch Music Festival (USA) – 12 – 15 April 2018 – Application Closed

The Electic? (USA) – 28 April 2018 – Click To Apply

Are You Listening? – 28 April 2018 – Click To Apply

 

MAY

The Great Escape (Sponsored by Sentric Music) – 17 – 19 May 2018 – Application Closed

Liverpool Sound City (Sentric Music Opportunity) – 05 – 06 May 2018 – Application Closed

Big Love Festival – 04 – 06 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Live At Leeds – 05 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Smithdown Road Festival – 05 – 07 May 2018 – Application Closed

Canadian Music Week (Canada) – 07 – 13 May 2018 – Application Closed

Focus Wales – 10 – 12 May 2018 – Application Closed

Dart Music Festival – 12 – 14 May 2018 – Application Closed

Joshua Tree Music Festival (USA) – 17 – 20 May 2018 – Click To Apply

TreeFort Music Fest (USA) – 21 – 25 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Strawberry Music Festival (USA) 24 – 28 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Lechlade Music Festival – 25 – 27 May 2018 – Application Closed

Hogsozzle – 25 – 27 May 2018 – Application Closed

Mello Festival – 25 – 27 May 2018 – Application Closed

Elderflower Fields Festival – 25 – 28 May 2018 – Click To Apply

All Points East – 25 May – 03 June 2018 – Application Closed

Witney Music Festival – 25 May – 09 June 2018 – Click To Apply

LeeStock – 26 – 27 May 2018 – Application Closed

Common People|Oxford – 26 – 27 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Common People|Southampton– 26 – 27 May 2018 – Click To Apply

Youbloom (Ireland) – 30 May – 04 June 2018  – Click To Apply

 

JUNE

Wychwood Festival – 01 – 03 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Long Division Festival – 01 – 03 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Camden Rocks – 02 June 2018 – Application Closed

Strawberry Fair – 02 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden) – 06 – 09 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Eden Festival – 07 – 10 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – 07 – 08 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Perisher Peak Festival (Australia) – 08 – 11 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Tiny Lights (Canada) – 08 – 10 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Evolution Emerging – 09 June 2018 – Application Closed

Blue Ox Music Festival (USA) – 14 – 16 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Willowman Festival – 14 – 17 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Beacon Festival – 15 – 16 June 2018 – Click To Apply

MappFest – 16 – 17 June 2018 – Application Closed

Leamington Peace Palace – 16 – 17 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Chester Live – 21 – 24 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Isle Of Wight Festival – 21 – 24 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Sea Sessions (Ireland) – 22 – 24 June 2018 – Click To Apply

AthFest (Greece) – 22 – 24 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Boise Music Festival (USA) – 23 June 2018 – Click To Apply

BushStock – 23 June 2018 – Click To Apply

Shindig Weekender – 25 – 27 June 2018 – Application Closed

Minety Music Festival – 29 June – 01 July 2018 – Application Closed

El Dorado Festival – 29 June – 01 July 2018 – Click To Apply

TRNSMT – 29 June – 01 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Kelburn Garden Party – 29 June – 02 July 2018 – Application Closed

Montreux Jazz Festival (France) – 29 June – 14 July 2018 – Application Closed

 

JULY

Keynsham Music Festival – 01 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Barn On The Farm – 05 – 08 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Blisscamp – 05 – 08 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Commonground (USA) – 05 – 08 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Glas-Denbury – 06 – 07 July 2018 – Click To Apply

EskFest – 06 – 07 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Bare Festival (Ireland) – 06 – 07 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Newt Festival – 06 – 07 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Godiva Festival – 07 – 09 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Shankra Festival (Switzerland) – 10 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Farmer Phil’s Festival – 10 – 12 July 2018 – Click To Apply

2000 Trees Festival – 12 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Beat-Hearder – 12 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Latitude – 12 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Rhythmtree – 13 – 15 July – Click To Apply

Brentwood Festival – 13 – 15 July 2018 – Application Closed

L Fest – 13 – 15 July 2018 – Application Closed

Tiree Music Festival – 13 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Brainchild – 13 – 15 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Alsager Music Festival – 14th July 2018 – Application Closed

Pleasantville (USA)- 14th July 2018 – Click To Apply

Ness Creek Festival (Canada) – 19 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Bluedot – 19 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

V-Rox (Russia) – 20 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Splendour – 21 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Nozstock – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Blackthorn  Festival – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Bristol Harbour Festival – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Truck Festival – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Tramlines – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Free Fringe Festival (Ireland) – 20 – 22 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Create Music Festival – 21 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Boom (Portugal) – 22 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Kendal Calling – 26 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Y Not? Festival – 26 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

WOMAD Festival – 26 – 29 July 2018 – Application Closed

Standon Calling – 26 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Camp Bestival – 26 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Soundwave (Croatia) – 26 – 30 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Altheimer Open-Air (Germany) – 27 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Lapstock – 27 – 28 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Lunar Festival – 27 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Indietracks – 27 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Barefoot Festival – 27 – 29 July 2018 – Click To Apply

MugStock – 27 – 30 July 2018 – Click To Apply

Monmouth Festival – 27 July – 04 August 2018 – Application Closed

 

AUGUST

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – 02 – 04 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Bestival – 02 – 05 August 2018 – Click To Apply *Email*

Wickham Festival – 02 – 05 August 2018 – Click To Apply *READ INFORMATION CAREFULLY*

Humber Street Sesh – 03 – 04 August 2018 – Click To Apply

110 Above Festival – 03 – 05 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Boardmasters – 08 – 12 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Lakefest – 09 – 12 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Stendhal Festival – 10 – 11 August 2018 – Click To Apply

JoeFest – 10 – 12 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Edge Of The World (Canada) – 10 – 12 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Mandrea Festival (Italy) – 14 – 20 August 2018 – Application Closed

Green Man Festival – 16 – 19 August 2018 – Click To Apply

ArcTanGent – 17 – 19 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Vegan Camp-Out – 17 – 19 August 2018 – Click To Apply *Email*

Weyfest – 17 – 19 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Watchet Music Festival – 24 – 26 August 2018 – Application Closed

Victorious Festival – 24 – 26 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Solfest – 24 – 26 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Mold Festival – 24 – 27 August 2018 – Click To Apply

Shambala Festival  – 24 – 28 August 2018 – Click To Apply

End Of The Road – 30 August – 02 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Lindisfarne Festival – 30 August – 02 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Electric Fields – 31 August – 01 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Off The Tracks Festival – 31 August – 02 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Wilkestock – 31 August – 02 September 2018 – Click To Apply

 

SEPTEMBER

Festival No. 6 – 06 – 09 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Music Matters Live (Singapore) – 08 – 11 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Worcester Music Festival – 14 – 16 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Head For The Hills – 14 – 16 September 2018 – Click To Apply

Loud Women – 15 September 2018 – Click To Apply

By The Sea Festival – 28 – 30 September 2018 – Click To Apply *Provide music link & short bio*

POP Montreal (Canada) – 26 – 30 September 2018 – Click To Apply

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

2Q – 03 November 2018 – Click To Apply

Indie Week (Canada) – 06 – 11 November 2018 – Click To Apply

Iceland Airwaves (Iceland) – 07 – 10 November 2018 – Click To Apply

 

DECEMBER