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Music Glue's Apply To Play platform has already helped more than 9000 artists apply to some of the most exciting festivals around the world. Have a browse through the current opportunities and keep checking for new ones.

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The Great Escape showcases over 450 emerging artists from all over the world in venues across Brighton, UK and will take place 18-20 May 2017. Already announced acts to play in 2017 include Klangstof, MarthaGunn, Matt Maeson, Moses, Nilufer Yanya, Pote (Live), The Age of L.U.N.A and more. Artist registration will close 17 February 2017. Apply to play here.


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Presented by the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator and now in its ninth year, Evolution Emerging is the North East’s biggest event for new music and annually presents over 40 exciting emerging artists in some of the region’s best independent music venues, located in the thriving Ouseburn Valley. The event continues to unearth countless new artists from the North East and beyond and has previously showcased notable performances from the likes of Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast, Lanterns on the Lake, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza and the Bear, Cattle and Cane, Lisbon and The Lake Poets. Apply to Play at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival on 27 May. Be quick - applications close on 3 February.


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Set in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District’s Eridge Deer Park, Kendal Calling is an innovative, independent festival renowned for more than just music! Located in one of the most beautiful festival sites in the UK, it is a highlight of the busy summer calendar. Kendal Calling 2017 will showcase huge headliners, rising stars & unique acts on their array of stages. Kendal Calling will take place 27-30 July 2017. Apply to play here.


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Bluedot is a brand new festival of discovery located in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics; the iconic space observatory and the heart of the festival's quest for knowledge. Festival goers are invited to camp out under the stars and explore an interstellar programme of ground breaking encounters blending music, technology, arts, and the sciences. This is your chance to be part of an incredible experience. Apply to play here.


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Artist applications for Live at Leeds 2017 have just opened and we’re very pleased to be their Apply to Play partner again! Live At Leeds is an award winning metropolitan festival held annually within a variety of venues and spaces in Leeds and will take place on 29 April 2017. Already confirmed to play are Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies and many more, including Music Glue artists Jaws, Let’s Eat Grandma and Flamingods. Apply to play here.


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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is now taking artist submissions to play at the Birmingham event on 7-9 July, 2017. Last year's line up included Parliament-Funkadelic, De La Soul, Craig Charles, Blackalicious and many more amazing artists. This is your chance to join in. Apply to play here.


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Chester Live is a city wide, multi venue live event based in the city of Chester. The 2017 edition will run from 22 - 25 June. You can already apply to play at Chester Live here.


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FOCUS Wales is back and will take place over 11-13 May 2017! FOCUS Wales is an annual multi-venue festival taking place in Wrexham, North Wales, each spring, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world. FOCUS Wales 2017 will mark the festival's 7th edition, and will welcome over 7,000 people to the town, building upon 2016′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as we showcase 200+ bands, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 20 stages, and hosting a full schedule of Interactive Industry Sessions, Stand-up Comedy, Arts events, and Film screenings, throughout the festival. Apply to play at Focus Wales is now closed. You can grab a ticket to the festival here.


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Long Division will now be on hiatus in 2017. Read the statement from the organisers here. Roll on Long Division 2018.



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