FEST: Lancaster Music Festival 2020

Posted by:  Lancaster Music Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Lancaster, England, GBR

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands
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Apply before Feb 12 for Early Bird Pricing, only $5! 

Lancaster Music Festival is looking for 3 or more Sonicbids artists to play 3 to 5 shows each at the 2020 Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster, UK which will take place between Thurs Oct 8th & Mon Oct 12th 2020.

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 covering all genres. Over the last nine festivals, LMF has booked over 40 Sonicbids artists of which 37 were international.

The Opportunity

An award-winning music festival, largely free to attend, set in the center of the musical and historic City of Lancaster featuring over 500 performance from 300 acts at over 40 venues and locations. Past festivals have had more than 75,000 attendees! In 2020 we'll 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. The other participating venues range from cafes and coffee shops to pubs, bars, and halls with capacities ranging from 80 to 500 approximately.

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

The Band

  • The act must be able to cover travel costs to Lancaster, UK
  • All members of the act must be 18+ at the time of the festival
  • We cannot book additional shows for your act outside of the festival so please don't ask* (see Special/Additional Terms below)
  • The festival is primarily interested in artists performing original music. All genres of music will be considered. Artists performing to backing tracks will not be considered.

The Gig

  • 1 x 45-minute slot on the festival mainstage; 2 x 45-minute sets at other venues. 3-5 shows offered in total
  • Backline provided: drum kit (no cymbals), 2 guitar amps & bass amp. Sound equipment provided as required*
  • Main stage performance compensation is £150 GBP
  • Compensation at other venues is typically between £80+GBP (soloists) and £250+GBP (bands) per show w/each show comprising no more than 2 x 45-min set
  • Accommodations provided for international acts
  • UK work permits provided for international artists (as needed) w/in UK regulations*. Work permits provided by our partner CME Artist Services (http://www.cmeas.com/
  • Artists keep 100% of merch sales 


  • Compensation Amount: $150.00 - $1,500.00
  • Percentage of Merchandise Sales: 100%


Apply by Jun 03, 2020

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This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.