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Artist Registration for The British Country Music Festival 2020 has now closed


(picture of Joe Martin a successful applicant playing at TBCMF in 2019)


The Apply to Play opportunity to perform at The British Country Music Festival 2020, Sept 4-6 has now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who has applied we are really enjoying reviewing your music, the standard is incredible.

Applications opened on the 4th October 2019. and the final deadline to apply was January 31st, 2020 (11:59pm).

Successful applicants will be notified on or before 28th February 2020

Please join our newsletter and follow us on social to be the first to hear about our apply to play opportunities for 2021 and gain access to a unique audience of industry professionals, music media and new fans. There will be no charge to apply.

Performance applications are open to:

  • All genres and sub genres of contemporary Country, Americana, Roots & Folk.
  • Solo acts and/or full bands.
  • Acoustic and amplified artists.
  • Original music, we champion song-writers.
  • Artists from all four corners of the UK.
  • The final line-up will be a celebration of amazing UK artists but we welcome with open arms a select number of guest artists from all over the world.

Invited artists are guaranteed at least one performance slot:

  • Performance slots run an average of 45 minutes (some exceptions may apply).
  • Successful applicants will be scheduled to perform on the 4th, 5th or 6th September 2020. Please only apply if available for these days.
  • Successful applicants will receive artist wristbands that give them access to the festival for all three days.
  • TBCMF pays an agreed fee for all successful application performers.
  • Travel & accommodation at the artist expense.


    Collaborators Wanted for The British Country Music Festival 2020

     We are actively looking for colloaborations, media partners and Country and Americana music organisations to join us this year. Please send an email to to register your interest.

    Trader applications for 2019 can be made to

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