Getting Booked at Music Festivals - Choosing the Festival
October 2014

You might be ready to start doing festivals, but how do you know which one is for you? This month, we have a great article for you on how to choose a music festival for your act.

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Getting Booked at Music Festivals: Choosing the Festival

by the Writing Team of indieandunsigned.com

There are a lot of festivals. There are also a lot of different types of festivals. Your music may not be the right kind for every festival. So before you spend time and money applying to every festival in the world, make sure you narrow down your selections to ones that you stand a chance of being at.

There are a lot of festivals. There are also a lot of different types of festivals. Your music may not be the right kind for every festival. So before you spend time and money applying to every festival in the world, make sure you narrow down your selections to ones that you stand a chance of being at.

Metal Is Not Edible

I'm going to go ahead and get your first restriction out of the way. If you play heavy, dark, and/or depressing music, you've already been axed from a large majority of festivals. Remember, a lot of festivals are street fairs, city fairs, corporate events, etc. They are generally trying to cater to a crowd full of families, kids, and people shopping at all the vendor booths. They want music that is "appropriate" for the vibe of the festival.

That doesn't mean there aren't ANY festivals that will book you. It just means you have to aim for ones that are open and willing to have your particular kind of music. Most of them come in the way of music festivals, not festivals that happen to have music.

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