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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. 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

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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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The Great Escape | May 2022 | Brighton, UK | Apply here by 13th FebApply here

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

Esk Fest | July 2022 | Cumbria, UK | Apply here by 1st Feb

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

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

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

Occombe Festival | 2021 | Torquay, UK | Register interest here

The British Country Music Festival | Sept 2022 | Blackpool, UK | Apply here by 30th Sept

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

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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

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Apply to play festivals in Australia, Africa & Asia

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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

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