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Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World

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 conferences and music grants are available in your region over at our Music Funding Map and see what music mental health resources are on offer to music industry professionals.

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

Kendal Calling | Kendal, UK | August 2024 | Apply here

FOCUS Wales | Wrexham, Wales | May 2025 | Apply here

Casio Sessions | London, UK | September 2024 | Apply here

ESNS 2025 | Groningen, The Netherlands | January 2025 | Apply here

Beyond the Music | Manchester, UK | October 2024 | Apply here

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

Get Together | Sheffield, United Kingdom | Apply here

OFF Festival | Katowice, Poland | August 2025 | Apply here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newport Folk Festival | Fort Adams, USA | July 2024 | Apply here

NXNE | Toronto, Canada | June 2024 | Apply here

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

Blue Ox Music Festival | Wisconsin, USA | June 2025 | Apply here

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

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

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

Fluvial | Valdivia, Chile | November 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 2025 | Apply here

Apply to Play Festivals & Events Across the World

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