Final application deadlines for 2022 festivals
A number of showcase festivals are still open to apply for 2022, however we’ve picked out just a few priorities below. Please stay tuned in our call for application section as more festivals open up calls and don’t forget to let us know once you have submitted an application.
The Great Escape, Brighton (UK) : May 11 – 14, 2022
The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. You will be performing with the beautiful seaside backdrop of Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 35 venues, this a great opportunity to meet key music industry figures from the UK and abroad who come to TGE looking for the next big thing.
Previous artists who have performed at The Great Escape include Adele, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, HAIM, AJ Tracey, Vampire Weekend, Mura Masa, Skepta, Slaves, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Little Simz, Aitch, Foals, Loyle Carner, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Bon Iver, Lewis Capaldi and many more!
Deadline : February 13, 2022
Apply here : https://greatescapefestival.com/apply-to-play/
Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík (IS) : November 2 – 5, 2022
Situated halfway between North America and Europe, Iceland Airwaves brings together the country’s brightest emerging musical talent and forward-thinking international acts each November for four days and nights. For two decades Airwaves has shone a spotlight on new talent, with early appearances from the likes of Mac DeMarco, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, Young Fathers, Sigrid, Florence and The Machine, and many more.
Iceland Airwaves aims for acts who they feel will have a good chance of successful outcomes from their performance (good attendance to their show, good media and industry interest). They do receive some applications from new talent that while very good, are not always relevant to the audience and market. In those cases, it’s less easy to justify putting those artists on the line-up. Please be mindful of this before applying to the festival (or any music festival for that matter) and reach out to your respective project manager should there be any doubts.
Deadline : June 30, 2022
Apply here : https://icelandairwaves.is/apply/
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (DE) : September 21 – 24, 2022
For four days every September, the international music community meets in St. Pauli district. The eponymous festival takes place on and all around the Reeperbahn strip. As colourful and diverse as the area is the choice of locations and international performing artists: concerts will be hosted in places as different as Molotow music club and the St. Pauli church.
With more than 360 different concerts, readings, art happenings and movie screenings, the festival is packed with highlights for every music lover. From heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul: visitors and artists alike will have plenty of opportunity to broaden their musical minds beyond genre boundaries.
Deadline : July 23, 2022
Apply here : https://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/en/info/band-application