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BELLADRUM TARTAN HEART FESTIVAL

INFORMATION

Held in early August, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is held at the Belladrum Estate in Inverness-shire. Welcome all styles and genres and the Seedlings stage is dedicated to emerging acts. Applications for slots can be made via the above contact details.

  • Month August
  • Application Deadline March
Belladrum Italian Gardens
Belladrum Estate
By Beauly
Invernessshire
IV4 7BA
 
Main Contact – Steve – musicislifesco@gmail.com

BUTEFEST

INFORMATION

Festival held over the weekend in July. Slots available for unsigned bands. Apply via the form on the above website.

  • Month July
  • Application Deadline All Year

CARNIVAL 56

INFORMATION

Multi-genre music event with live bands, DJs and comedians. Host 2 stages specifically for local signed and unsigned acts, one for live bands and one for DJs. There is also a tent in which up and coming acts, both signed and unsigned, play. Applications can be made via the website above between November and the end of January. Submissions are open to acts from anywhere in the world.

  • Month August
  • Application Deadline January

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE

INFORMATION

Festival with emphasis on Indie, Folk and Psychedelia but also open to other genres. Slots available to unsigned and emerging acts. Complete the relevant online form found on the Contact page of the above website. Submissions accepted from all over the world.

  • Month August
  • Application Deadline May
Duncarron Fort
Carron Valley Forest
Kilsyth
Main Contact – Jamie Murray

EDEN FESTIVAL

INFORMATION

Annual festival held each June featuring a wide range of genres. The festival features over 250 acts during the course of the weekend, of which roughly half are unsigned and emerging artists chosen through online application process. Submit the application form on the above website for consideration. Open to applications from all over the UK and internationally too.

  • Month June
  • Application Deadline February
Raehills
Dumfries & Galloway

ELECTRIC FIELDS

INFORMATION

Held annually in late summer, this 2 day festival features a number of unsigned acts as well as some of the biggest names in music. Welcome any genre, as long as it’s relevant and exciting. To book a slot, artists and bands from all over the world can submit the Artist Submission Form on the Contact Us page of the above website. Accept submissions from January until end of February.

  • Month September
  • Application Deadline February
Drumlanrig Castle
Dumfries & Galloway

GIG IN THE GOIL

INFORMATION

Award winning festival held annually in May, based on Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village. Specialise in Scottish Traditional music, but also provide a platform for Indie Rock and Acoustic acts. Open to submissions from unsigned and emerging artists from across the UK via the above email address. Include information about your act, MP3 or SoundCloud links and live performance videos, where possible. See also separate listing for sister festival, The Wee G.

  • Month May
  • Application Deadline February
Drimsynie Estate Office
Lochgoilhead
PA24 8AD
Festival Organiser – Ross Coutts

KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH

INFORMATION

4 day festival held over the last May bank holiday weekend on Knockengorroch Farm. Limited open mic slots available for unsigned artists. Focus on World music, so do not book Indie or Rock acts. If you are interested in performing at the festival please submit a demo, a brief biog and details of previous and future gigs to email address above. Send links, please do not send any attachments. Alternatively, you can send in the post to address above. Knockengorroch is a small festival and receives a great deal of demos and unfortunately cannot respond to all.

  • Month May
  • Application Deadline March
Festival Office
Knockengorroch
Carsphairn
Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 3TJ
Director – Liz Holmes

MOFEST

INFORMATION

Montrose Music Festival or MoFest features bands and musicians of all styles and genres across 25 venues across the town. Apply to play via the relevant form on the above website.

  • Month May
  • Application Deadline February

OBAN LIVE

INFORMATION

Argyll & Bute’s largest music event held over 2 days. To play, fill out the Artist Submissions form found on the Contact page of the above website.

  • Month June
  • Application Deadline February
Mossfield Stadium
Argyll & Bute

TIREE MUSIC FESTIVAL

INFORMATION

Held every July, Tiree Music Festival welcomes a mix of genres, however Traditional and Folk music are most prominent. Run an annual TMF Unsigned Competition with the winner opening the main stage of the event. Submit artist submissions form in contact section of website. Open to submissions from across the UK. Keep an eye on the website for competition announcements and deadlines.

  • Month July
  • Application Deadline May

THE WEE G

INFORMATION

Annual festival held in November by the team behind Gig In The Goil Festival. Specialise in Scottish Traditional music, but also provide a platform for Indie Rock and Acoustic acts. Open to submissions from unsigned and emerging artists from across the UK via the above email address. Include information about your act, MP3 or SoundCloud links and live performance videos, where possible. See also separate listing for Gig In The Goil.

  • Month November
  • Application Deadline August
Drimsynie Estate Office
Lochgoilhead
PA24 8AD
Festival Organiser – Ross Coutts

WILDFIRE FESTIVAL

INFORMATION

The main ethos of Wildfire Festival is to help develop new emerging talent. Held within the grounds of Wiston Lodge on the last weekend in June. Specialise in Rock and Metal although there are also some Acoustic artists within the chillout area. Applications to play are accepted from start of August for the following years festival. Submit details to the above email address. In almost all cases, the team will not book a band until they have seen them perform live. The festival accepts submissions from bands across the UK, Eire and Europe.

  • Month June
  • Application Deadline February
Wiston Lodge
Biggar
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6HT
Festival Director – Dave Ritchie

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