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Open Mic

Artist Applications

Artists can apply by emailing artists@southwellfolkfestival.org.uk


We have a team who reviews every application sent in, and there is no need to follow-up your application or to resend it. It may take a while for us to respond but unfortunately, because of the number of applications we receive, we may only contact you if we are able to offer anything. We can’t provide feedback to everyone.


If you are new to us then please make sure you include links to live performance videos (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo). We're unlikely to book you if we haven't see you live (on video or in person). We will review studio-recorded material too, so please send online links to that as well (e.g. Spotify, Soundcloud etc). You can also send CDs to the address on the contact-us page but we prefer online media rather than CDs or attached files, as it can be accessed by all of us more easily. Attached files may not get through spam/virus checkers.

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Open Mic Competition

Details of the 2022 open mic competition and how to apply will be available here if we decide to run it. We didn't have a competition in 2021 and, because of stage time constraints, it may not be on in 2022 either unfortunately. However, we are looking for new local artists for a showcase on Thursday - if this may be you, please mention this when you email as above. Thank you.

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