Finding a Festival

All musicians one time or another have asked this one question:

Where are some music festivals, and how do I apply?

As a independant music group ourselves we’re constantly on the look out for new festivals or other veteran festivals that are looking for fresh new music groups. Below is a list, that will try to update once in a while with various festivals. Also feel free to tweet us or message us on Facebook of a festival we’re missing and is worthwhile to mention. Some links will directly go to a contact or festival manager page, that you can contact.

It is wise to have a few of the following things ready when you contact a festival manager:

Website with current news and projects
Email Address
Facebook Page
Direct link to your music (Bandcamp, Youtube, Itunes, Spotify)

Chamber Festivals

ChamberFest – Ottawa – Canada: Summer Mid-July to August
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival
Australian Festival of Chamber Music
Norfolk Chamber Festival
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Oxford Chamber Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival
Bay View Music Festival
Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival
Savannah Music Festival

Jazz Festivals

Ottawa Jazz Festival
Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
Jazz Sudbury Festival
Guelph Jazz Festival
Beaches International Festival
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
Halifax Jazz Festival
Sitka Jazz Festival
Markham Jazz Festival
Mont Tremblant Jazz Festival

Contemporary Music Festivals

International Festival of Arts and Idea’s
Ultima Festival – Oslo
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival
Oxford Contemporary Music Festival
Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Venice Biennale’s International Festival of Contemporary Music
OJAI Music Festival
FRUM Contemporary Music Festival
Barbican Music Festival