Music Industry Events and Deadlines 2022

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Applications are open for artists and creatives to showcase at numerous music industry events throughout the second half of 2022. Read up on some selected European festivals if you are keen to take your artist on the road. 

For music industry delegates from Austria, reduced partner tickets are currently available for c/o Pop (April, GER), Focus Wales and The Great Escape (May, UK) as well as MENT Ljubljana (June, SLO). For a list of internationally relevant open calls and competitions, have a look at our “Open Calls” section.


SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase
May 26-28, 2022
Formerly known as the Sofia International Music Conference, SPIKE is scheduled to take place in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria between May 26-28, 2022. Bulgaria’s most historic town will welcome music business delegates from over 12 countries, including the USA and Canada. Applications are currently open for international artists, the deadline is May 1st.

Live at Heart (SE)
August 31-September 3, 2022
Swedish festival Live at Heart showcases European talent of tomorrow and brings creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro.  Applications are open until June 30.

Waves Vienna (AT)
September 8-10, 2022
Waves Vienna is the city’s first club- and showcase festival. Music experts, promoter, labels, bookers, and musicians will meet during the day for discussion and networking at Vienna’s WUK and for concerts and events during the night. Artist applications are open until May 31st!

Reeperbahn Festival (GER)
Date: September 21-24, 2022
Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry. Artist applications are still open until July 23! As in the past years Austrian participants can get a reduced conference ticket for the Reeperbahn Festival 2022. If you are interested, please contact us by mail.

MaMA Festival (F)
October 12-14, 2022
MaMA Music presents up-and-coming artists to a French and international audience of music professionals, media and Parisian festival-goers. With more than 6,500 attending professionals in 2021, MaMA is the biggest French gathering of the music industry. Artist registrations are now open and will close on 31st of May.

Iceland Airwaves (IS)
November 3-5, 2022
Halfway between North America and Europe, Iceland Airwaves brings together emerging Icelandic talents and the most promising acts from around the world. Every November, Reykjavik comes to life for a four-day conference and non-stop music. Artist applications are open until June 30.

PIN Music, Skopje (MK)
November 24–26, 2022
PIN is the first and only international music conference and showcase festival in Macedonia. The conference is organized as a part of the renowned Taksirat Festival – member of Yourope and ETEP.
Applications for artists are available through Gigmit (until 24th April 2022). Apply here!


Athens Music Week (GR)
June 21-25, 2022
AMW is a weeklong boutique showcase festival & conference based in Athens, for music fans & industry experts, celebrating cultural & creative diversity.

BUSH – Budapest Showcase Hub (HU)
October 19-21, 2022
BUSH is dedicated to bringing the latest and most exciting performers from the Balkan to the Baltics to the venues of Budapest.

Nouvelle Prague (CZ)
October 28-29, 2022
Nouvelle Prague is the first international showcase festival in the Czech Republic. The event is associated with a professional music conference focused on current topics of live music production.

VIVA SOUNDS, Gothenburg (SE)
Date: December 2-3, 2022
VIVA SOUNDS is a club festival and music conference in Gothenburg. The festival runs in six venues and aims to bring the local scene and national plus international guests together in Sweden. Viva Sounds will open up for submissions in April.

Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen (NL)
January 18-21, 2023
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music. It has a proven track record for helping new and upcoming acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year, ESNS attracts over 4000 delegates, including representatives of more than 400 international festivals. Artist applications for ESNS 2023 will open in May and close on September 1st, 2022. For details go here.

Future Echoes (SE)
February 16-18, 2023
Applications are now open to perform at Future Echoes 2023. The festival stages 100 artists in all genres over ten stages in the center of Norrköping, Sweden. The application info can be found at the Future Echoes website; deadline for applications is November 30, 2022.