You must contact the individual events with the information provided on each event listing page. FestivalNet does not produce or organize any of the events listed on our website.
For your benefit, we include these events to maximize your chances of not missing the deadline on a great show. When it comes to deadlines, they are usually around the same time each year, so the old information is usually very useful. We do not publish deadlines that are more than a year old and there will always be only ONE listing for each event in our database (no duplicate events, each one gets updated or removed from year to year). FYI - We make an intensive effort to get event updates, but some sponsors simply don't respond to our many requests.
This is either the date all bookings will be done or the deadline to receive applications (if they use an application process). In either case, contact the event well in advance (4-6 months) of the posted deadline. If a festival is all booked up before their posted deadline, that is the nature of the business.