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Festival Application Guide 2024

From major UK festivals to events in the US, find out how to apply to perform at a whole variety of 2024 festivals here.

Sam Moore
  • By Sam Harteam Moore
  • 22 Nov 2023
  • min read

If you’re looking to get yourself on a festival line-up in 2024, then now is the time to act.

Many UK and international festivals are open to artist submissions, which, for the most part, you can do for free — though do be aware that some events require you to pay a fee in order to be considered. Make sure to read each festival’s submission criteria carefully when you do your research.

If you receive an invitation to play at an international showcase, you can apply for funding through PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund.

If the festival you represent isn't yet included in the below guide, please get in touch via our social media channels @PRSForMusic and let us know.

We hope to see you playing on a festival stage next summer — good luck!

Information correct as of 26/2/2024.

March 2024 Festivals

30: Stockton Calling, Stockton-on-Tees – Apply here

May 2024 Festivals

1-3: Wide Days, Edinburgh - Apply here (applications close 1/3/24)

3-5: LOOPFEST, Shropshire - Apply here 

16-19: Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree, CA, USA - Apply here

22-27: Strawberry Music, Grass Valley, CA, USA - Apply here

25-26: Dot To Dot, Bristol and Nottingham - Apply here

25-26: LeeStock, Sudbury, Suffolk - Apply here

June 2024 Festivals

5-8: Sweden Rock, Sölvesborg, Sweden – Apply here

6-9: Meadows In The Mountains, Smolyan, Bulgaria - Apply here

6-9: Backwoods Music Festival, Ozark, AR, USA - Apply here (applications close 29/2/24)

7-9: Kite Festival, Kidlington, Oxfordshire - Apply here

13-16: Eden Festival, St Ann’s, Scotland – Apply here

15-16: Mappfest, Malvern - Apply here

20-23: Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight – Apply here

21-22: Beacon Festival, Oxfordshire - Apply here

21-23: Sea Sessions, Donegal, Ireland – Apply here

27-29: Blue Ox, Eau Claire, WI, USA - Apply here (local bands only)

July 2024 Festivals

4-7: Barn On The Farm, Gloucester - Apply here

5-7: Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde, East Sussex – Apply here

5-7: Nibley Festival, North Nibley – Apply here

5-20: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland - Apply here

10-13: 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham – Apply here

11-14: El Dorado, Eastnor, Herefordshire - Apply here

12-14: Bridge City Music Festival, Eveleth, MN, USA – Apply here

18-21: Beat-Herder Festival, Sawley, Lancashire – Apply here

25-27: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum, Scotland – Apply here

25-28: Camp Bestival Dorset, Wareham – Apply here

26-28: Tramlines, Sheffield – Apply here (applications close 3/3/2024)

26-28: Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Oxfordshire - Apply here (applications close 10/3/2024)

August 2024 Festivals

1-4: Kendal Calling, Penrith, Cumbria - Applications opening in Spring 2024 here

2-4: OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland – Apply here

2-4: Y Not Festival, Pikehall, Derbyshire - Apply here (applications close 17/3/2024)

2-26: Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh – Apply here

8-11: Bloodstock, Catton Park, Derbyshire – Apply here

14-17: ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol – Apply here

15-18: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shifnal – Apply here

15-18: Green Man, Crickhowell, Wales – Apply here

23-25: Big Feastival, Kingham, Oxfordshire – Apply here

30-31 and 1 September: British Country Music Festival, Blackpool - Apply here for the 2025 festival

30-31 and 1 September: Off The Tracks Festival, Castle Donington – Apply here

30-31 and 1 September: Moseley Folk & Arts Festival, Birmingham – Apply here

September 2024 Festivals

19-23: Equinox, Chalk Farm, Lincolnshire - Apply here

October 2024 Festival

3-5: Euroblast, Cologne, Germany – Apply here