By Shannon Deary
Who has time for DIY? For any performing artists, this blog is going to be your whole world for the next few months. Below you will see a list of any festivals looking for artists to perform with a direct link to apply.
If you’re successful with any of your applications make sure to get in touch and we’ll be happy to share any info on our socials.
If you’re a Festival we’ve not found yet, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure to add your details.
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 email@example.com.
Coldsnap Music Festival (CA) – 25th January – 2nd February – (CLOSED)
Jai Thep Festival (TH) – 1st – 3rd February – (CLOSED)
Nannup Festival (AUS) – 1st – 4th March – (CLOSED)
MMB Bucharest Showcase (RM) – 20th – 22nd March – Apply
Treefort Music Fest (USA) – 20th – 24th March – (CLOSED)
Bali Spirit Festival (IDN) -24th – 29th March – Apply
Threshold Festival– 29th – 30th March – Apply
Westway LAB Festival (PT) – 10th – 13th April – Apply
Are You Listening?– 27th April – Apply
Launch Music Festival (USA) – 25th – 28th April – Apply
Liverpool Sound City– 3rd – 5th May – Apply
Live at Leeds– 4th May – Apply
Canadian Music Week (CA) – 6th – 12th May -(CLOSED)
The Great Escape– 9th – 11th May – (CLOSED)
Hanwell Hootie – 11th May – Apply
Focus Wales– 16th – 18th May – (CLOSED)
Joshua Tree Music Festival (USA) – 16th – 19th May – Apply
Strawberry Music Festival (USA) – 23rd – 27th May – Apply
Lechlade Festival– 24th – 26th May – (CLOSED)
Elderflower Fields– 24th – 27th May – Apply
LeeStock Music Festival– 25th – 26th May – Apply
Wychwood Festival– 31st May – 2nd June – Apply
Camden Rocks – 1st – 2nd June – Apply
Sweden Rock (SW) – 5th – 8th June – Apply
Eden Festival– 6th – 9th June – Apply
Big Love Festival– 7th – 9th June – Apply
Omaha Summer Arts Festival (USA) – 7th – 9th June – Apply
Tiny Lights Festival (CA) – 7th – 9th June – Apply
Peak Music Festival (AUS) – 8th – 11th June – Apply
Blue Ox Music Festival (USA)- 13th – 15th June – Apply
Isle of Wight Festival– 13th – 16th June – Apply
Willowman Festival– 14th – 17th June – Apply
MappFest– 15th – 16th June – Apply
Leamington Peace Festival– 15th – 16th June – (CLOSED)
Chester Live – 18th June – Apply
Beacon Festival– 21st – 22nd June – Apply
Sea Sessions (IRE) – 21st – 23rd June – Apply
Ath Fest (USA) – 21st – 24th June – Apply
Boise Music Festival (USA) – 22nd June – Apply
Montreux Jazz Festival (FR) – 28th June – 13th July – (CLOSED)
Glastonbury Festival – 26th – 30th June – (CLOSED)
Leigh Folk Festival – 27th – 30th June – Apply
Common Ground (USA) – 27th – 30th June – Apply
EskFest– 4th – 6th July – Apply
NewtFest– 5th – 6th July – Apply
Glas-Denbury– 5th – 6th July – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nibley Festival– 5th – 6th July – Apply
Minety Festival– 5th – 7th July – Apply
Tech-Fest– 5th – 9th July – Apply
2000Trees– 11th – 13th July – Apply
NASS Festival – 11th – 14th July – Apply
Beat-Herder – 12th – 14th July – Apply
Folk On The Dock – 12th – 14th July – Apply
Readipop– 12th – 14th July – Apply
TRNSMT– 12th – 14th July – Apply
Shankra Festival (SUI) – 17th – 21st July – Apply
Nozstock– 18th – 21st July – Apply
L FEST– 19th – 22nd July – Apply
Camp Bestival – 25th – 28th July – email@example.com
Kendal Calling – 25th – 28th July – Apply
Truck Festival– 26th – 28th July – Apply
Lapstock– 27th – 28th July – Apply
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival– 1st – 3rd August – Apply
Humber Street Sesh – 2nd – 3rd August – Apply
Boardmasters – 7th – 11th August – Apply
ArcTanGent– 15th – 17th August – Apply
Green Man– 15th – 18th August – Apply
Victorious Festival – 23rd – 25th August – Apply
Lindisfarne Festival– 29th August – 1st September – Apply
End Of The Road– 29th August – 1st September – Apply
Barn On The Farm– 30th August – 1st September – firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric Fields– 30th August – 1st September – Apply
Stogumber Festival – 7th – 9th September – Apply
Illusive Festival – 7th – 10th September – Apply
Waves Vienna (AU) – 26th – 28th September – Apply
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL) – 17th – 21st October – Apply
Subsonic Music (AUS) – 30th November – 2nd December – Apply