Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World
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!
Apply to play music festival & events worldwide
Scroll down below the map to see the full list of opportunities...
COVID-19 UPDATE: The pandemic means there aren't as many music festival opportunities as usual right now. We can't guarantee the events below will definitely go ahead, but summer 2021 isn't cancelled just yet!
It's still well worth applying to play the festivals accepting submissions for 2021.
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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
The Great Escape | May 2021 | Brighton, UK | Apply here by 17th March
Eden Festival | June 2021 | Dumfries, UK | Apply here
Sweden Rock | June 2020 | Sölvesborg, Sweden | Apply here
Esk Fest | July 2021 | Cumbria, UK | Apply here
Y Not Festival | July 2021 | Derbyshire, UK | Apply here
El Dorado Festival | July 2021 | Herefordshire, UK | Apply here
Barn On The Farm | July 2021 | Gloucester, UK | Apply here
Valley Fest | July 2021 | Bristol, UK | Apply here
Kendal Calling | August 2021 | Kendal, UK | Apply here
Phoenix Festival | August 2021 | Cotswolds, UK | Apply here
Off Festival | August 2021 | Katowice, Poland | Apply here
Equinox Festival | September 2021 | Lincolnshire, UK | Apply here
Off The Tracks Festival | September 2021 | Leicestershire, UK | Apply here
Reeperbahn Festival | September 2021 | Hamburg, Germany | Apply here by 23rd July
Euroblast | September 2021 | Cologne, Germany | Apply here
Waves Vienna | September 2021 | Vienna, Austria | Apply here
Mercat de Musica | September 2021 | Barcelona, Spain | Apply here
Chai Wallas Stages | 2021 | UK-wide | Apply here ASAP
Cheltenham Jazz Festival | 2021 | Cheltenham, UK | Apply here ASAP
Occombe Festival | 2021 | Torquay, UK | Register interest here
The British Country Music Festival | Sept 2022 | Blackpool, UK | Apply here by 30th Sept
Apply to play festivals in the USA, Canada & Latin America
Bear Music Fest | Sept 2021 | Pinecrest, California | Apply here
Oyster Ridge Music Festival | July 2021 | Kemmerer, Wyoming | Apply here
Beaver Island Music Festival | July 2021 | Beaver Island, Michigan | Apply here
Apply to play festivals in Australia, Africa & Asia
Bali Spirit Festival | April 2021 | Bali, Indonesia | Apply here
Maldon Folk Festival | 2021 | Maldon VIC, Australia | Apply here
Port Fairy Folk Festival | 2021 | Port Fairy VIC, Australia | Apply here