APPLY TO PLAY

Artist Registration for Folk On The Dock 2019 (12-14 July 2019)

in partnership with Music Glue


APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN

If you are interested in submitting your act for consideration, all you need to do is register free via Music Glue before 1st February 2019. All submissions will be reviewed and artists will be chosen to perform slots at next year’s festival. The successful applicants will be contacted via email by 28 February 2019.

Notes for artists: This is a folk, roots and acoustic music festival. If you do not fit into these genres, please do not apply, it just wastes everyone’s time. When applying, please consider the size of the various stages we have at the festival. Does your band fit a festival format? Do your production requirements work in a festival environment? It is always a quick turnaround in between artists performances, so you should be able to set up and sound check quickly in front of the existing audience.

For those new to performing at festivals – Please consider the pace of your performance. In a festival setting, you are playing to a live audience who need to be kept engaged. Make sure your set has a strong opening and finish and that you change the tempo of songs throughout your performance. Listening to six ballads one after another will simply lose your audience, however great the performance. Please rehearse your introductions to songs and the information you give out to your audience should be delivered with confidence. Make sure that your website and social media channels are up to date.

Every year, we listen to every single submission, so make sure the tracks you submit (we suggest two tracks), are your strongest. Try to choose songs that don’t have a 32 bar intro before you start to sing – unless you are an instrumentalist! Your biography should include as much relevant information as possible to support why you are the perfect choice for THIS festival. If no written support information is provided, your submission will be discarded. Provide professional and up to date photos. Finally, check that your song links work!

Good luck and thank you for your interest in Folk On The Dock.

Submit your email address below

Next you will receive an email inviting you to create your Music Glue profile. Your application for Folk On The Dock 2018 will be finalised once your basic Music Glue profile has been completed.

So we can review your act properly, please ensure you complete the following parts of your profile:

  • Add an artist biography and picture
  • Add your social media links
  • Add at least one track that can be streamed via the profile, preferably two

Setting up a Music Glue profile is easy. Throughout the process you will find videos that show you how to build the right profile for you. However, if you need any help please email support@musicglue.com. The Music Glue team will endeavour to answer any queries as quickly as possible.

Setting up a Music Glue profile is easy. Throughout the process you will find videos that show you how to build the right profile for you. However, if you need any help please email support@musicglue.com. A Music Glue team will endeavour to answer any queries as quickly as possible, however during busy periods it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response.

If you already have a Music Glue profile, you can submit your application to perform at Folk On The Dock 2019 by adding your email address in the box above and clicking the link sent to you via email. Make sure your profile is up to date.

There’s no obligation to use the Music Glue platform once you have set up the basics. But, you might like to, as you can actually use it to create a website for free, with an in-built store for all your music, tickets and merch. Click here if you’d like to find out more: http://bit.ly/ATPcopy

* Music Glue provides the Apply to Play platform only. They 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 festival booker.

Producers, Promoters and Venues Wanted for Folk On The Dock 2019

 

We are actively looking for more venues, interested producers and promoters to join us this year. Please send an email to programming@fitthebill.com to register your interest.

Trader applications for 2019 can be made to vendors@fitthebill.com

Folk On The Dock has been shortlisted in the Liverpool City Region Tourism awards for “Large Tourism Event of The Year”