AmericanaFest UK 2019 Showcase Applications have Now Closed

2019 there will be two nights of AmericanaFest UK showcases, with 4 stages each night.  Only apply if you are available to play in Hackney London on either the 29th or 30th of January 2019.

Applications CLOSED Sept 19th 2018

Frequently asked questions:

How do I know the Americana Music Association UK received my application?

You will receive an email once your application has been processed.

When will I be told if I am successful?

All applicants will receive a response from us via email by the end of October. Due to high volume, please do not contact us asking about your application.

Can anyone apply and is there a cost to apply?

Only members can apply and there is no additional cost. If you are not yet a member JOIN HERE

I have Americana Music Association UK professional membership so can I apply my non-member artist(s) using my membership?

You can apply on behalf of your artists but only artist members will be invited to play, if you are applying for them please check that they are members.

Who is eligible for showcase consideration?

Any and all Americana artists are encouraged to apply.

How are artists selected?

A working group of board members make the selections

How long are the showcase sets

Most showcase sets are about 40 minutes, or 30-minute slot depending on the venue and lineup.

Are showcase artists paid to perform at the Festival?

  • Showcase artists are given:
  • An honarium to cover some costs
  • ONE full delegate pass which includes one awards ticket, conference and showcase wristband for both nights,
  • Showcase wristbands for all band members.
  • Discounts are available for additional Conference registrations and awards tickets  for band members should they wish to purchase them.
  • Is backline equipment provided?

AmericanaFest UK will provide backline, all details will be discussed with successful applicants.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US ABOUT APPLICATION STATUS, PLEASE NOTE  ONLY SUBMISSIONS THROUGH THE OFFICIAL CHANNELS WILL BE CONSIDERED.