Stendhal Festival are now open for artist submissions for the 2019 festival. Stendhal is the largest independent music and arts festival in Northern Ireland and has seen acts such as Ryan McMullan, The Wood Burning Savages, SOAK and ROE grace the stages over the past few years.
Festival Director Ross Parkhill spoke of how the submission process is one of the aspects of the festival he looks forward to the most every year.
“Every year we get hundreds and hundreds of submissions,” he said, “which means that we get to discover hundreds of new bands, artists and performers as we look to provide a platform for the best new acts around the UK and Ireland.
“The submission process has in the past brought acts such as Ryan McMullan, SOAK, The Wood Burning Savages, ROE, No Oil Paintings and Joshua Burnside to our attention, so it’s always exciting to see what comes through every year.”
He added: “We love to see as wide a variety of acts apply as possible, from acts that have just started up to more established acts who haven’t played the festival yet, even acts that have played before and want to come back, we want to hear from everyone and anyone that can make our programme as good as it possibly can be.”
Ross concluded: “We have already had a lot of inquiries with regards to acts getting on the bill this year so now is your chance to make it happen but please get your submissions in before January 23rd because any applications received after this date will not be considered for 2019.”
Submissions for all genres of performers can be made via the event website www.stendhalfestival.com and the process will remain open until January 23, 2019.
Stendhal Festival will take place on August 15, 16 and 17, 2019. Early Bird tickets to the event are on sale now at www.stendhalfestival.com. You can read our review of Stendhal Festival in 2018 here.