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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!

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Apply to play music festival & events worldwide

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

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COVID-19 UPDATE: The pandemic means there aren't as many music festival opportunities as usual right now. But it's still well worth applying to play the festivals currently accepting submissions for 2022!

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

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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.

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Apply to play festivals in the UK & Europe

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Sweden Rock Festival | June 2022 | Sölvesborg, Sweden | Apply here

Roundhouse Music Festival | July 2022 | London, UK | Apply here

ESNS Showcase Festival | January 2023 | Groningen, EU | Appy here

Barn On The Farm | June - July 2022 | Gloucester, UK | Apply here

Green Man Rising Competition | August 2022 | Wales, UK | Apply here by 2nd May

Edinburgh International Festival | August 2022 | Edinburgh, UK | Apply here

The Forthlin Sessions | June 2022 | Liverpool, UK | Apply here

Kendal Calling | July 2022 | Kendal, UK | Apply here by 10th April

Camden Rocks | 2022 | London, UK | Apply here

Vegan Camp Out | July 2022 | Nottingham, UK | Apply here

Tiree Music Festival | July 2022 | Inner Hebrides, UK | Apply here

Off The Tracks Festival | September 2022 | Leicestershire, UK | Apply here

Equinox Festival | September 2022 | Lincolnshire, UK | Apply here

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival | September 2022 | Birmingham, UK | Apply here

Worcester Music Festival | September 2022 | Worcester, UK | Apply here

Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival | July 2022 | Stirlingshire, Scotland | Apply here 

Beat-Herder Festival | July 2022 | Lancashire, UK | Apply here

Nass Festival | July 2022 | Bristol | Apply soon

Euroblast | September - October 2022 | Cologne, Germany | Apply here

Future Echoes | February 2022 | Norrköping, Sweden | Apply here

Acoustic Festival of Britain | May 2022 | Uttoxeter, UK | Apply here  

Black Deer Festival | June 2022 | Kent, UK | Apply here

El Dorado | June - July 2022 | Herefordshire, UK | Apply here

Meadows In The Mountains | June 2022 | Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria | Apply here

Montreux Jazz Festival | July 2022 | Montreux, Switzerland | Apply here 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival | July 2022 | East Sussex, UK | Apply here 

Nibley Music Festival | July 2022 | Cotswolds, UK | Apply here

Tartan Heart Festival | July 2022 | Kiltarlity, Scotland | Apply here  

Camp Bestival | July 2022 | Dorset, UK | Apply here  

2000 Trees Music Festival | July 2022 | Gloucestershire, UK | Apply here

Bloodstock Festival | August 2022 | Derbyshire, UK | Apply here  

110 Above Festival | August 2022 | Leicestershire, UK | Apply here

Arctangent Festival | August 2022 | Bristol, UK | Apply here

The Big Feastival | August 2022 | Cotswolds, UK | Apply here

Wickham Festival | August 2022 | Wickham, UK | Apply here

Nozstock | July 2023 | Herefordshire, UK |  Apply here in October

Wide Awake Festival | May 2022 | London, UK | Apply here

Mighty Sounds | July 2022 | Tábor, Czech Republic | Apply here

Bluedot | July 2022 | Jodrell Bank, UK | Apply here

OFF Festival | August 2022 | Oslo, Norway | Apply here

End Of The Road Festival |September 2022 | Dorset, UK | Apply soon

Leigh on Sea | June 2022 | Essex, UK | Apply here by 31st May

Sundown Festival | August 2022 | Norwich, UK | Apply here soon

Neverworld | Date TBC | Kent, UK | Apply here

Long Division | June 2022 | Wakefield, UK | Apply here

Solfest | August 2022 | Cumbria, UK | Apply here 

Lakefest | August 2022 | Herefordshire, UK | Apply here

Marsden Jazz Festival | August 2022 | Yorkshire Pennines | Apply here

Kite Festival | June 2022 | Oxford, UK | Apply here

Nocturne Live | June 2022 | Woodstock, UK | Apply here 

Maverick Festival | July 2022 | Woodbridge, UK | Apply here

Tribfest | August 2022 | East Yorkshire, UK | Apply here

Hard Rock Hell | November 2022 | Great Yarmouth, UK | Apply here

Forbidden Fruit | June 2022 | Dublin, Ireland | Apply here soon

Wychwood Festival | June 2022 | Cheltenham, UK | Apply here

Network Rail Busk In London Scheme | March 2022 | London, UK | Apply here

Cambridge Folk Festival | Cambridge, UK | July 2022 | Apply here 

British Country Music Festival | Blackpool, UK | Sep 2023 | Apply here

Icebreaker Winter Festival | Southsea, UK | 2023 | Apply here

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

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Bear Music Fest | September 2022 | Pinecrest, California | Apply here

Mondo | October 2022 | New York, NY | Apply here

Bridge City Music Festival | June 2022 | Virginia, Minnesota | Apply here

Joshua Tree Music Festival | May 2022 | Joshua Tree, California | Apply here

NXNE Music & Gaming Festival | June 2022 | Toronto, Canada | Apply here

North Coast Music Festival | September 2022 | Chicago, Illinois | Apply here

Mempho Fest | September 2022 | Memphis, Tennessee | Apply here

Reeperbhan Festival | September 2022 | Hamburg, Germany | Apply here by 23rd July

Beaver Island Music Festival | July 2023 | Beaver Island, Michigan | Apply here

Edmond Folk Festival | August 2023 | Alberta, Canada | Apply here from 1st October 

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival | May 2022 | Gettysburg, Pennsylvania | Apply here

Summerfest | June - July 2022 | Sanguado, Canada |  Apply here

Blackwoods Music Festival | April 2023 | Mulberry Mountain, Ozark |  Apply here

California Worldfest | Grass Valey, California | Apply here

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Apply to play festivals in Australia, Africa & Asia

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Bali Spirit Festival | April 2022 | Bali, Indonesia | Apply here

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