Before you get started, here are a few things to consider before you start applying…
Can you play those dates?
It seems pretty obvious, but it’s probably the most important question! It will definitely save a lot of hassle knowing if you are actually available to play that particular date
Consider travel & costs.
How are you going to get there? If a festival is quite far away then you definitely need to consider travel costs. If you’re offered a slot, amazing, but what’s the point if you can’t get there? Most festivals will not grant you travel allowances and will pay fees after the event itself so plan ahead.
Will your music suit this festival?
Be realistic and don’t waste your time or theirs by applying to a festival you’re music isn’t appropriate for.
Demonstrate your best achievements.
Show off your best achievements to date – maybe you’ve supported a well-known band, you’ve had radio play or even been given a fantastic review. Showing a good history live performances will also demonstrate that you are confident in being able to deliver in a live setting.
Make yourself easy to find
When you apply, make sure to include all relevant links to your website, social media, artist profiles (for example, your Spotify artist page). Make sure everything is up to date with current promos, the latest info on your releases and/or live shows so the festival can get the best picture of where you’re at.
Best of luck in your applications, oh and do remember to let us know how you get on via our Facebook page!
The Great Escape– 9th – 11th May – (CLOSED)
Focus Wales– 16th – 18th May – (CLOSED)
Leamington Peace Festival– 15th – 16th June – (CLOSED)