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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!


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