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Applications are open for artists and creatives to participate at numerous music industry events throughout the year. Read up on some selected European, UK & US festivals if you are keen to take your artist on the road or play yourself. Please be aware of changing festival dates throughout 2022.


Future Echoes Norrköping, SE

About: Future Echoes is a new showcase festival for all music genres, taking place in Norrköping, Sweden in winter 2022.

Dates: Feb 17-19, 2022

How to apply: Artist applications can be completed here. Deadline is the 4th of January 2022 at midnight.

SXSW, Austin, USA

About: South by Southwest (SXSW) is the largest and arguably most important digital, innovative, creative and cultural happening in the world. Join AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA‘s Future Journey to SXSW: A New Digital Reality from March 12-15, 2022, and learn what our world will look like in the future so you can set the course today. The program consists of a visit to the conference, numerous networking opportunities with Austrian and international participants, and short keynote speeches by experts from various industries.

Dates: SXSW – Mar 14-20, 2022 / Future Journey to SXW – Mar 12-15, 2022

How to apply: Registration can be done here. Deadline is Dec 20, 2021.

Musexpo Los Angeles, USA

About: MUSEXPO LA offers the opportunity to meet with a wide range of representatives from the music, media and technology industries in the USA. The event will present insights into the Los Angeles music industry, especially in the areas of sync/label/publishing. An Austrian business delegation will visit the event for the first time.

In addition, applications for Reeperbahn Festival International in Los Angeles (March 20-23, 2022) will be possible at the beginning of next year.

Dates: Mar 20-25, 2022

How to apply: Interested in participating? Please contact us by email.

Sharpe Festival, SK (INES)

About: SHARPE Music Festival combines performances of promising Slovakian and international artists of various genres with a conference in Bratislava.

Dates: Apr 22- 23, 2022

How to apply: Applications accepted until Dec 31, 2021.

Tallinn Music Week, EE 

About: Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is one of the most renowned festivals for new music and a hub for professional participants in the music and creative industries from all over Europe. The event has been held annually in the Estonian capital Tallinn since 2009.

Dates: May 4-8, 2022

How to apply: Applications until Dec 19, 2021

Spot Festival, DK

About: The Danish SPOT Festival has been providing an international platform for music from the Scandinavian region and European newcomers for 25 years in Aarhus.

Dates: May 6-7, 2022

How to apply: Applications until 25.11.2021

Focus Wales, UK (INES) 

About: FOCUS Wales is a multi-venue international showcase festival based in Wrexham, North Wales, offering the music industry a selection of the best new acts from Wales and around the world.

Dates: May 5-7, 2022

How to apply: Applications close Jan. 17, 2022

The Great Escape, UK

About: Our longstanding festival partner showcases around 500 emerging artists from around the world each May in Brighton. Around 3,500 international professional participants take part in the showcases and the conference program.  Discounted tickets will be available for Austrian music industry professionals.

Dates: May 11-14, 2022

How to apply: Applications until Feb 13, 2022.

Classical:NEXT, GER

About: Classical:NEXT 2022 will take place in Hannover, Germany from 17-20 May. For the first time, Austria will participate at the global music business event for classical and art music. Join the Austrian delegation, hosted by Aussenwirtschaft Austria and over 1,000 professionals from more than 45 countries worldwide.

Dates: May 17-20, 2022

Register: ​Registrations until March 1, 2022

Ment Ljubljana, SLO (INES)

About: MENT Ljubljana is a three-day showcase festival for young artists from all over Europe and presents annually also a selection of domestic acts in Ljubljana.

Dates: Jun 8-10, 2022

How to apply: Applications until Dec. 1, 2021


Eurosonic Festival (NL), 19-22 Jan 2022

c/o Pop Festival (DE), 20-24 Apr 2022

jazzahead! Bremen (DE), 28 Apr-01 May 2022

Primavera Sound Festival (ES), 02-12 Jun 2022

Europavox Festival (FR), 25-27 Jun 2022

Reeperbahn Festival (GER), 21-24 Sept 2022