Our stage wants YOU. Show us what you can do. And then show everybody else.
Want to perform your work on Glastonbury Festival’s biggest poetry stage? Read on…
We’re looking for applications from experienced writers and performers, with something riveting, riotous and downright righteous to offer up to the audiences of the world’s biggest greenfield arts festival.
We operate a fast turnaround stage, so are looking for individual artists who can hit it at a dead run with the minimum of tech support, preamble, props and paraphernalia. We also have stage-time available for performers of one person spoken word shows of 1 hour in length. Bear in mind, we only have a fixed lighting rig, but a lovely crew on the sound-desk who can certainly accommodate backing tracks if required.
Genuinely confident that you will fit this bill? Send us your BEST stuff. We want to be able to see you performing live, so YouTube links or similar would be great. Audio is okay but video holds the most impact. Up to 3 web-links will give us a rounded view of what you are offering. Give us a BIO – sell yourself in a few well-crafted paragraphs.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, only one application per act will be accepted. Please do not follow up your application with multiple emails checking on progress or making amendments to your application. This clogs the Inbox and makes your name memorable for all the wrong reasons. The info you need post-application will be in the auto-reply. Please read it.
We do pay a fee, but this is only small. Overseas poets, in particular, should note that we are unable to provide travel expenses. Guest tickets are also beyond our power. Booked performers will receive a ticket for themselves as well as a camping pitch backstage of the Poetry&Words tent.
This year’s festival runs from June 24th– 28th 2020. We require artists to be on site from the Thursday afternoon until the end of their last set. Be sure of your availability.
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The deadline for applications is, strictly, 5pm (GMT) on Friday 20th March 2020. We regret that we cannot view any applications received after this time, so please make a note of this. Don’t miss your chance!
We hope you’ll understand that, given the frankly fantastical volume of applications we receive every year, we are not physically able to respond to requests for feedback or advice, or to let every applicant know how they’ve done. Successful artists should hear back from us by two months after the deadline at the latest.
Good luck. Now, get cracking!