Lancaster Music Festival 2017

Posted by:  CME Artist Services  | When:  –  | Where: Lancaster, England, GBR

 Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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Lancaster Music Festival 2017 is looking for at least 3 Sonicbids artists to play 3 to 5 shows each at the Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster, UK October 12-16, 2017. The festival is an award winning celebration of Lancaster’s great musical talent and diversity while also inviting national and international acts to help provide a wide variety of world class music including, but not limited to, jazz, blues, world, classical, folk, indie, punk, rock, metal, pop and more.

The Opportunity

An award winning free music festival set in the centre of the musical and historic City of Lancaster featuring over 200 acts at over 40 venues and locations. Past Festivals have had 50,000 attendees! In 2017 we'll again be looking for at least 3 Sonicbids acts to perform at least 3 shows each during the festival, including one show on the festival main stage at Lancaster Castle.

Past Sonicbids Performers Include:
Estrella & Teo, Clara Valente, Sensory Hoverload, UFly, Andria Simone, Marina Zettl, Paula & Karol, Marisa Yeaman, Heidi Happy, Beatrice Mason, Sensory Hoverload, Shalosh, Lacy Younger, Gibrish, Lilit Bleyan, Adam Miller, MOrganisation
Past Sponsors Include:
Lancaster BID, Duchy of Lancaster, JWK Solicitors, Reid Hamilton, University of Cumbria, Bay Radio, Bay Tourism, Lancaster Brewery, Thwaites Brewery, SAMfilms, NUBLUE, Bucket & Spade, At Lancaster Magazine, Wagon & Horses, St. Nics Arcade, Toll House Inn

The Band

  • Must be able to cover travel costs to Lancaster (advice in booking domestic transportation provided as needed)
  • Primarily interested in original, jazz, blues, soul, world, classical, folk, indie, punk, rock, reggae, metal, pop, gospel 
  • 18+ (all members)
  • CME Artist Services has been running tours, exchanges, and events since 2001 and has 10+ years of experience in sponsoring international acts performing in the UK
  • Artists will be compensated for their performanceCompensation is based on the venue and is typically between £80+GBP (soloists) and £200+GBP (bands) per show with each show comprising no more than 2 x 45 minute sets. 
  • We can not book additional shows for your act outside of the festival so please don't ask.
  • Accommodation, where applicable, will be provided for international acts
  • Work permits will be provided for non-EU musicians.

The Gig


  • 2 x 45 minute sets
  • 3 - 6 shows offered
  • 1 x 40 min slot at Lancaster Castle mainstage
  • Backline provided
  • Sound & lighting provided as needed
  • Sound engineer provided if applicable

Additional Compensation Details:

  • Compensation is typically between 80+ GBP (approx. $128 USD) for soloists and 200+ GBP (approx. $320 USD) for bands per show (100 GBP for one set)
  • Per diem is provided per musician in addition to performance fee
  • Accommodation, where applicable, provided for international acts (inc. breakfast)
  • UK work permits provided for non-European musicians
  • Artists keep 100% of merchandise sales

Compensation Amount:

  •      $360.00 - $2,000.00

Terms And Conditions


  • Compensation Amount: $360.00 - $2,000.00
  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%