music industry deadlines

Applications are open for artists and creatives to showcase at a variety of music industry events in 2024. Ready to take yourself or the artist you represent on the road? Read on!


Future Echoes (Norrköping, SE)
 March 21 – 23, 2024
Application deadline:
Nov. 30, 2023
Future Echoes, Sweden’s leading showcase festival, is mounting its third edition in 2024. The festival will feature around 100 artists from around the world and an music conference with international speakers. The festival is held at several venues in central Norrköping. Applications are now open.

Budapest Ritmo
April 11–13, 2024
Application deadline:
January 5, 2024
The Budapest Ritmo Showcase has a Central and Eastern European focus and a day set aside for emerging bands. If you’re into heritage-inspired contemporary sounds, that’s just their thing – apply now!

SPIKE 2024 (Plovdiv, BG)
Dates: May 23 – 25, 2024
Application deadline: February 1, 2024
SPIKE is a showcase festival and conference offering opportunities for networking, team-building, and development to artists and music professionals; 2024 will be its third edition. Applications to play at the festival are now open to artists and registration is open for delegates (Google account required).

The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)
Dates: May 15 – 18, 2024
Application deadline: February 16, 2024
The Great Escape is one of the world’s most renowned festivals for new talent, welcoming artists from every genre and from across the globe.

Culture Moves Europe (European Union)
Dates: 2024 – 2025
Application deadline: May 31, 2024
The Culture Moves Europe initiative was created to help artists and cultural professionals expand their reach beyond the borders of the country where they live. If you have a project planned with an international partner, you can apply for a mobility grant from now until May 31st, 2024.

Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, IS)
1st weekend of November, 2024
Application deadline: June 1, 2024
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. Apply now to play at the 2024 edition!

c/o pop Festival (DE)
Dates: April 24-28, 2024
Application deadline: Apply anytime (applications for 2024 no longer accepted)
The c/o pop Festival has been bringing national and international acts from the fields of electro, indie, hiphop/rap and related styles to Cologne’s stages since 2004 – including both established artists and newcomers. In recent years, the focus has increasingly shifted towards national newcomers – after all, c/o pop sees itself as a festival of discovery.

Check back soon for application info!

BUSH – Budapest Showcase Hub (HU)
 November 2-4, 2023
Application deadline: Applications closed
BUSH is dedicated to bringing the latest and most exciting performers from Eastern Europe – the Balkan to the Baltics – to the venues of Budapest. (Ulm, DE)
Dates: July 5 – 12, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed
The will take place during the 13th International Danube Festival in Ulm/Neu-Ulm 2024 and offers young artists eager to learn and grow invaluable assistance, including coaching, workshops, networking opportunities, and a performance at a local radio station.

WOMEX (Coruña, ES)
Dates: October 23-27, 2024
Application deadline: TBA
WOMEX – the Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. Check back soon to apply for 2024!

Live at Heart (Örebro, SE)
 2024 TBA
Application deadline: TBA
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. 

Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE)
Dates: September 18 – 21, 2024
Application deadline: TBA
Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry.

European Jazz Conference (FR)
Dates: September 12 – 15, 2024
Application deadline: No application for showcases, but one can apply to attend.
The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of European jazz professionals, particularly promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organizations.

MENT Festival (Ljubljana, SI)
 February 21 – 24, 2024
Application deadline:
Applications closed, check back after the festival
MENT is one of the leading showcase festivals and music conferences in Central and Eastern Europe, and the largest event of its kind in the region. The festival will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2024, and applications to perform are now open to all European bands and solo acts.

ESNS – Eurosonic Noorderslag (Groningen, NL)
 January 17-20, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
ESNS is the premiere exchange and networking event for European music, with a proven track record of helping new and upcoming acts break into the international music scene. ESNS attracts over 4000 delegates each year, including representatives of more than 400 international festivals.

VIVA SOUNDS (Gothenburg,SE)
Dates: December 1-2, 2023
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
VIVA SOUNDS is a club festival and music conference in Gothenburg. The festival runs in six venues and aims to bring the local scene together with national and international guests in Sweden. In their own words: “It’s still all about smiles, shows and sticky floors.”

L2MS – Lille Metal Music Showcase (Lille, FR)
Dates: February 6 – 8, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
L2MS is the first European event bringing together professionals from the extreme music industry; its inaugural event will be held from February 6 – 8, 2024, in Lille, France.

jazzahead! (Bremen, DE)
Dates: April 11-14, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
The largest international trade fair for jazz takes place annually in Bremen, attracting jazz musicians and aficionados from all over to network, exchange ideas, attend conferences and panels, and enjoy good music at numerous concerts.

TMW – Tallinn Music Week (Tallinn, EST)
Dates: April 4 – 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
TMW welcomes artists from every genre and from across the globe to apply for a chance to play at one of the most acclaimed international music discovery festivals in Europe. Around 150 – 200 artists from various genres and scenes from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best venues play to an audience of around 15,000 people and to 1,000 music industry professionals from international markets and the Baltic-Nordic region.

Stay tuned for updates and additions! And find all our open calls here. Don’t be shy, apply!