By Oliver Creevy
Who can be arsed scouring the internet for hours and hours on end looking for apply-to-play festivals? Me apparently, so here it is, all the hard work in one place a big long list of festivals you can apply to play at in 2019. There are lots of huge opportunities to perform live in front of crowds of all sizes in this list, so get applying now.
Just before you start applying for every single festival in a frenzy to get places, 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.
Good luck with all your applications and we’d love it if you let us know how you got on via our Twitter.
*This list will be continuously updated over the course of the year. If you are a festival that wishes to be added or removed from this list then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coldsnap Music Festival (Canada)– 25th Jan – 02nd Feb – Click to apply
Jai Thep Festival– 1st – 3rd Feb – Click to apply
Nannup Festival– 1st – 4th March – Application closed
MMB Bucharest Showcase(RM)– 20th – 22nd March – Click to apply
Treefort Music Fest– 20th – 24th March – Click to apply/closes 17th Dec 2018
Bali Spirit Festival-24th – 29th March – Click to apply
Threshold Festival– 29th – 30th March – Click to apply
Westway LAB Festival– 10th – 13th April – Click to apply
Are You Listening?– 27th April – Click to apply
Launch Music Festival– 25th – 28th April – Click to apply
Liverpool Sound City– 3rd – 5th May – Click to apply
Live at Leeds– 4th May – Click to apply
Canadian Music Week– 6th – 12th May – Click to apply/9th Jan 2019
The Great Escape– 9th – 11th May – Click to apply/closes 11th Feb 2019
Focus Wales– 16th – 18th May – Click to apply/closes 1st Dec 2018
Joshua Tree Music Festival– 16th – 19th May – Click to apply
Strawberry Music Festival– 23rd – 27th May – Click to apply
Lechlade Festival– 24th – 26th – Click to apply/closes 30th Nov 2018
Elderflower Fields– 24th – 27th May – Click to apply
LeeStock Music Festival– 25th – 26th May – Click to apply
Wychwood Festival– 31st May – 2nd June – Click to apply
Sweden Rock– 5th – 8th June – Click to apply
Eden Festival– 6th – 9th June – Click to apply
Big Love Festival– 7th – 9th June – Click to apply
Omaha Summer Arts Festival(US)– 7th – 9th June – Click to apply
Tiny Lights Festival– 7th – 9th June – Click to apply
Peak Music Festival– 8th – 11th June – Click to apply
Blue Ox Music Festival– 13th – 15th – Click to apply
Isle of Wight Festival– 13th – 16th June – Click to apply
Willowman Festival– 14th – 17th June – Click to apply
MappFest– 15th – 16th June – Click to apply
Leamington Peace Festival– 15th – 16th June – Click to apply
Chester Live – 18th June – Click to apply
Beacon Festival– 21st – 22nd June – Click to apply
Sea Sessions– 21st – 23rd June – Click to apply
Ath Fest– 21st – 24th June – Click to apply
Boise Music Festival– 22nd June – Click to apply
Montreux Jazz Festival – June – July – Click to apply/closes 15th Feb 2019
Nibley Festival– 5th – 6th July – Click to apply
Minety Festival– 5th – 7th July – Click to apply
Tech-Fest– 5th – 9th July – Click to apply
2000trees– 11th – 13th July – Click to apply
Readipop– 12th – 14th July – Click to apply
TRNSMT– 12th – 14th July – Click to apply
Nozstock– 18th – 21st July – Click to apply/closes 31st March 2019
L FEST– 19th – 22nd July – Click to apply
Truck Festival– 26th – 28th July – Click to apply/closes 20th April 2019
Lapstock– 27th – 28th July – Click to apply
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival– 1st – 3rd Aug – Click to apply
Green Man– 15th – 18th Aug – Click to apply
Lindisfarne Festival– 29th Aug – 1st Sept – Click to apply
Barn On The Farm– 30th Aug – 1st Sept – Email to apply – email@example.com
Electric Fields– 30th Aug – 1st Sept – Click to apply
Stogumber Festival – 7th – 9th Sept – Click to apply
Amsterdam Dance Event– 17th – 21st Oct – Click to apply
Subsonic Music– 30th Nov – 2nd Dec – Click to apply