Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World

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Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World
February 13, 2024
Stay up-to-date with the latest free music opportunities from around the world and apply to play festivals and events with our opportunities map, regularly updated with new gig opportunities and music competitions.

Find opportunities for unsigned bands, solo artists and DJs across the UK, USA, Australia and beyond. This map is frequently updated, so if you don't find something that suits you today, check back tomorrow to see what's new!

Don't forget to also check out which music grants are available in your region over at our Music Funding Map.


Apply to play music festivals & events worldwide

Scroll down below the map to see the full list of opportunities...

All opportunities we support are 100% free to apply and play.

Remember, before you apply to perform at any of these music festivals and events, be sure to read the application instructions and conditions carefully for the best chance of success. Some events may only accept submissions from artists of certain styles and genres, so make sure your act fits the bill before submitting your application.


Apply to play festivals in the UK & Europe

WOMEX | Manchester, United Kingdom | October 2024 | Apply here

Ireland Music Week | Dublin, Ireland | October 2024 | Apply here

Loud Women Fest | London, UK | September 2024 | Apply here

DOT2DOT | Bristol and Nottingham, UK | May 2024| Apply here

Sensoria | Sheffield, UK | October 2024 | Apply here

OFF Festival | Katowice, Poland | August 2024 | Apply here

2000trees Festival | Cheltenham, UK | July 2024 | Apply here

Love Supreme Jazz Festival | East Sussex, UK | July 2024 | Apply here

Barn On The Farm | Gloucester, UK | July 2024 | Apply here

Meadows In The Mountains | Smolyan, Bulgaria | June 2024 | Apply here

Sea Sessions | Donegal, Ireland | June 2024 | Apply here

Off The Tracks Festival 2024 | Donington, UK | August 2024| Apply here

Beat-Herder | Lancashire, UK | July 2024 | Apply here

Rec Fest 2024 | Portchester, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Sound City 2024 | Liverpool, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Bloodstock 2024 | Derbyshire, UK | June 2024 | Apply here

Wide Days 2024 | Scotland, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Mappfest | Malvern, UK | June 2024 | Apply here

Isle of Wight Festival - New Blood Competition | Isle of Wight, UK | June 2024 | Apply here

The Great Escape | Brighton, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Future Echoes | Norrköping, Sweden | March 2024 | Apply here

Tallinn Music Week | Tallinn, Estonia | April, 2024 | Apply here

The British Country Music Festival | Blackpool, UK | August 2024 | Apply here

Beacon Festival | Oxfordshire, UK | June 2024 | Apply here

Dart Music Festival | Devon, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

NExSW | Various, UK| November 2023 | Apply here

LoopFest | Shropshire, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Manchester Jazz Festival 2024 | Manchester, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

PIRATE.com Ditto Residency Partnership | UK and Ireland | 2023 | Apply here

Elderflower fields | Sussex, UK | May 2024 | Apply here

Leigh Folk Festival | Essex, UK | June 2024 | Apply here


Apply to play festivals in the USA, Canada & Latin America

NXNE | Toronto, Canada | June 2024 | Apply here

Backwoods Music Festival | Ozark, USA | June 2024 | Apply here

Strawberry | California | May 2024 | Apply here

Joshua Tree Music Festival | Joshua Tree, California | May 2024| Apply here

Blue Ox Music Festival | Wisconsin, USA | June 2024 | Apply here

Mercado Uruguay Musical | Montevideo, Uruguay | May 2024 | Apply here

Fest Contrapedal | Montevideo, Uruguay | April 2024 | Apply here

El NOA tiene que andar | Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina | August 2024 | Apply here

MICA | Buenos Aires, Argentina | June 2024 | Apply here

BAFIM | Buenos Aires, Argentina | December 2024 | Apply here

Feria Pulsar | Santiago de Chile, Chile | November 2024 | Apply here

IMESUR | Santiago de Chile, Chile | August 2024 | Apply here

Frecuencias |Santiago de Chile, Chile | September 2024 | Apply here

Fluvial | Valdivia, Chile | November 2024 | Apply here

VAM, Valparaíso Musical | Valdivia, Chile | March 2024 | Apply here

Artlab | Buenos Aires, Argentina | August 2024 | Apply here


Apply to play festivals in Australasia, Africa & Asia

Bali Spirit Festival | Bali, Indonesia  | April 2024 | Apply here

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