Play next year’s UK Festival Circuit

festival crowdYou should by now be thinking of how you’re going to manage your band’s triumphant rise to fame over the Festival Season next summer. To make things a little easier for you, we thought we’d collect together the contact details of a few of the major ones here:

Bestival (Isle of Wight)

Download this form: http://media.sundaybest.net/media/BESTIVAL_2010_DEMO_ENTRY_FORM_FOR_BANDS.doc

and email it back to demos@bestival.net

City Showcase

A London based talent competition during May that doesn’t really fit into the festival bracket, but would still be a good platform to get some publicity for your band. More details here:

http://www.cityshowcase.co.uk/

And an application form here:

http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?opportunity_id=16617

Download Festival – Live Nation

info@downloadfestival.co.uk

Live Nation (Music) UK Ltd

2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House,

19-25 Argyll Street,

London, W1F 7TS.

Endorse it in Dorset

Born from a birthday party in a barn, this growing festival is now in it’s seventh year, definitely worth checking out for it’s friendly, grungy vibe. Held over the weekend of 7th-9th August, near Sixpenny Handley

Contact lamma@lgofestivals.com or flounder@lgofestivals.com with a link to your band’s music online somewhere.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury are running their ‘Emerging Talent Competition’ again this year – to enter, get two tracks ready to upload to their competition visit this page:

http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/news/2010-emerging-talent-competition-launches

and be prepared to perform at a number of auditions.

Great Escape Festival

We mentioned this Brighton beach fest a couple of days back, but here’s the link again:

http://www.escapegreat.com/artistregistration/

Leeds/Reading

Their official submissions program isn’t open yet, but you can pester them at:

info@festivalrepublic.com

or by sending a demo to:

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC LIMITED
2ND FLOOR, REGENT ARCADE HOUSE
19-25 ARGYLL STREET
LONDON
W1F 7TS
Company No. 02948536

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC LIMITED

2ND FLOOR, REGENT ARCADE HOUSE

19-25 ARGYLL STREET

LONDON

W1F 7TS

Lovebox

A recent arrival in London’s calendar, this year’s lineup is rumoured to include the fabulous Fat Freddy’s Drop – if you fancy treading the boards with them, apply here:

talent@loveboxlondon.com

(They’ve also set up applications via Sonicbids)

Red Stripe Music Awards

Not a tents in a muddy field number, this, more a kind of Nationwide, multi venue festival. Last year’s competition was won by Ben Howard, a young man from our neck of the woods who’s gone on to support Jason Mraz and Fink. Apply for this years competition here:

http://www.redstripe.net/rsma/

T in the Park

All the way up in Scotland, this one. Again official applications aren’t open yet, but you can get in ahead of the crowd by mailing demos to this address:

BIG DAY OUT LTD
PO BOX 25241
GLASGOW
G2 5XS

V Festival

Across two venues, Chemsford and Staffordshire, this is one of the big mainstream festivals – more people means more competition for slots, but more exposure if you get lucky…

hello@vfestival.com


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