21st November 2018

The 2019 Guide To Festival Applications

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


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 –

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