Apply to Play Opportunities

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Welcome to our Apply to Play blog, where we list all upcoming showcase opportunities available to you through Music Glue. We constantly update this page with the latest opportunities - so keep checking in for new ones. Just a reminder, that it is completely free for artists to apply to play these events.

Before you get started, make sure to maximise your chances with a great Music Glue profile. Have a read through our new easy guides for your profile and check these simple insider's tips from The Great Escape festival booker to optimise your profile.

The Apply to Play opportunities below are live, good luck!

Dr. Martens Presents: Briggate Takeover. Dr. Martens are back again at Live at Leeds festival. This year they are offering a unique opportunity for emerging talent to play the Dr. Martens Presents: Briggate Takeover in the city centre at Live at Leeds festival, 2018.They're looking for x5 bands to play the stage on the day, if you think your band has what it takes...

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Located in Birmingham, Lunar Festival is an inspiring event showcasing musical performances, exhibitions, workshops, talks and more exciting experiences. The festival's spirit relies on 7 words - Listen, Learn, Move, Create, Taste, Relax and Laugh - which all add up to an incredible festival experience. This year, Lunar Festival takes place on 27th-29th of July. Apply to play now!


Since 2010, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival has been bringing the best in Jazz, Funk and Soul to Moseley Park in Birmingham. From legendary headliners to contemporary breakthrough acts, the festival always welcomes a fantastic line-up creating a lively atmosphere. Last year, artists such as Soul II Soul, Crazy P and Chaka Khan were part of the adventure. Apply to play now!


Moseley Folk Festival programs a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental folk and acoustic music. Showcasing unsigned acts right next to well established international artists makes for a really exciting bill-last year, the line up included no less than Jose Gonzalez, Laura Marling and Amy MacDonald. Apply to play now!

Cambridge Folk fest

The first names set to perform at Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 have been announced. Headliners include double Grammy-Award winner John Prine, iconic singer-songwriter Patti Smith and in an exclusive UK Festival appearance, Janis Ian. Taking take place from August 5-8, 2018, Cambridge Folk Festival has been held each year since 1965, attracting around fourteen thousand people. Apply to play here.

Mold Festival

Mold Live is a sister festival to Chester Live and will take place on 24 - 27 August 2018. The festival is already taking artist submission through Music Glue. Apply to play at Mold Live here.

Just to mention, Music Glue provides the Apply to Play platform only. We have no control over which artists are selected to play the events listed or the deal that is subsequently agreed between the artist and the booker.

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