On with the Show: Festival Application Guide 2022

Are you an emerging act looking to get on a festival bill in 2022? We’ve pulled together a list of festivals accepting applications to help you get on with the show.

Kyle Fisher
  • By Kyle Fisher
  • 7 Oct 2021
  • min read

With the return to live music events firmly back on track and with many festivals confirming their return in 2022, we’ve compiled a list of UK and international festivals currently taking submissions.

Most festivals are free to enter, but some may require you to pay a fee. Please read the submission criteria carefully and research the festival to make sure your act is suitable.

Where possible, we’ve listed closing dates. For anything without a date, it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

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

We’ll be updating the list as more applications open, so make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back for new opportunities. You can also keep an eye out for updates on our Twitter via the hashtag #OnWithTheShow.

If you'd like your event included in the guide, please email us or get in touch via our social media channels.

Good luck!

Updated: 12 October 2021

February 2022 Festivals

Future Echoes 2022, Sweden - Apply here

March 2022 Festivals

SXSW 2022, USA - Apply here (closes 7 Oct 21)
Earth Beat, New Zealand - Apply here
Snowboxx, France - Apply by email (DJs only)

April 2022 Festivals

Bali Spirit Festival, Bali - Apply here

May 2022 Festivals

The Great Escape 2022, Brighton - Apply here (closes 13 Feb 22)
Strawberry, USA - Apply here (closes Feb 22)
Elderflower Fields, East Sussex - Apply here
Dot to Dot, Bristol and Nottingham - Apply here
Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter - Apply here
Talinn Music Week, Estonia - Apply here
Tomavistas, Spain - Apply here

June 2022 Festivals

Glastonbury, Somerset - Emerging Talent Competition (opens early 2022)
NXNE, Canada - Apply here
Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge - Apply here
Black Deer Festival, Kent - Apply here
Leigh on Sea, Essex - Apply here
LeeStock, Suffolk - Apply by email
Ed Dorado, Herefordshire - Apply here
Barn on the Farm, Gloucester - Apply here
Sweden Rock, Sweden - Apply here
Eden Festival, Scotland - Apply here
Togfest, Milton Keynes - Apply here
Bridge City Music Festival, USA - Apply here
Meadows In The Mountains, Bulgaria - Apply here

July 2022 Festivals

Kendal Calling, Cumbria - Apply here (closes April 2022)
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland - Apply here
Love Supreme Jazz Festival - Apply here
Nibley, Cotswolds - Apply here
Doune the Rabbit Hole, Scotland - Apply here
Beat-Herder, Lancashire - Apply here (opening soon)
Blue Dot Festival, Cheshire - Apply here
Tramlines 2022, Sheffield - Apply here (opens Spring 22)
Truck Festival, Oxfordshire - Apply here (opening soon)
Belladrum, Scotland - Apply here
WOMAD, Malmesbury UK - Apply here
Camp Bestival, Dorset - Apply here
EskFest, Lake District - Apply here (closes Feb 22)
Nass Festival, Bristol - Apply here
2000 Trees Festival, Cotswolds - Apply here
Tiree Music Festival, Scotland - Apply here
Big Love Festival, Wales - Apply here (opens Nov 21)

August 2022 Festivals

Bloodstock, Derbyshire - Apply here
110 Above, Leicestershire - Apply here (opens Nov 21)
Arctangent, Bristol - Apply here
Green Man, Wales - Apply here (opens early 22)
The Big Feastival, Cotswolds - Apply here
Victorious, Portsmouth - Apply here (opens early 22)
Phoenix Festival, Cotswolds - Apply here (opening TBC)
Valley Fest, Bristol - Apply here
Wickham Festival, Wickham - Apply here (local artists only)
Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland - Apply here 
Off Festival, Poland - Apply by email
Rock En Seine, France - Apply here

September 2022 Festival

Lindisfarne, Northumberland - Apply by email
End of the Road, Dorset - Apply here (opens soon)
Wilkestock 2022, Hertford - Apply here (closes 31 March 22)
Sundown Festival, Norwich - Apply here (opens soon)
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival, Birmingham - Apply here
Euroblast, Germany - Apply here
Worcester Music Festival, Worcester - Apply here (closes 31 May 22)

Festivals - Date TBC

Equinox, Lincolnshire - Apply here (opening soon)
Off The Tracks, Castle Donington - Apply here
Neverworld, Kent - Apply here
Live At Leeds, Leeds - Apply here
Long Division, Wakefield - Apply here
Camden Rocks, London - Apply here
Chai Wallah Stages, Various Locations - Apply here
Icebreaker, Southsea - Apply here