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Staxtonbury Music Festival Applications

Saturday 3rd January 2015

We prefer to use live performances to chosse who to recommend.

Blueskies works with the organisers of Staxtonbury Music Festival to give acts from South, West and North Yorkshire a chance to sing/play at one of Yorkshire's best loved family music festiavls. Now in its seventh year Staxtonbury has expanded to three stages and 70 acts.

Whilst it is best known for its covers acts with the liked of Huge, Travelin' Band, Soul Rider and Snatch being regulars in recent years there have been more opportunities for acts, particularly acoustic style, to play a mixture of originals and covers, with some soloists using the festival to launch EP's.
We try to make applying to play at Staxtonbury as inclusive as possible.
How to get an audition.
1/ - Come to an open mic at The Spread Eagle - 98 Walmgate - on every Tuesday - Host Jimbo Doomface. - Do tell us in advance which week you plan to come.
2/ Look out for the jamming sessions at Monroe's - and join us there.
3/ Welly Creative mini gigs with open mic to finish - as in (2)

4/ Use the contact form on the website - select general enquiry and start your message with Staxtonbury festival application - attatch any appropriate links to music media and send a short form bio. We will get back to you and if we think it right we will invite you to join us at one of the events above so we can hear you perform live before offering a formal audition slot.

The audition dates for acoustic/semi acoustic acts are scheduled as follows.27th February - The Mount - York
27th March - The Mount - York18th April - The Spread Eagle - York30th Mat - The Spread Eagle - York

If you are a band audition dates will be arranged in June at a venue to be confirmed, there will also be other opportunities to play at Welly Creative and Weazelfish Production Promotions, details to be finalised.
Keep watching the website and facebook event pages for further details.
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