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Apply to Play is bigger and better than ever before!

It’s that time of year again! 🔥 📝

Apply to Play is back and we’ve got slots set aside for the best up + coming artists and bands from across South Yorkshire and the UK. BUT, Thiis year we’re changing things up… we’ve partnered up with some brilliant brands to offer all of our finalists an extra special prize, PLUS an incredible prize package is up for grabs for a very lucky Winner! More info below. 

Do you have what it takes?

Once you’ve submitted your application, the Tramlines team and a panel of tastemakers will shortlist Artists and Bands, and you’ll be put forward to a public vote! The Finalists with the most votes will go on to perform a PAID SLOT at Tramlines 2023. The top Artists and Bands will then be sent to a music industry legend (more TBA) who will choose the Winner of Apply to Play 2023.

The Winner of the 2023 Apply to Play Competition receives:

  • £500 worth of rehearsal + recording studio credits at Pirate Studios.
  • Paid festival slot at Tramlines and the opportunity to perform at Truck Festival in Oxfordshire and Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.
  • Interview feature with Exposed Magazine.
  • Performance opportunity at This Feeling industry showcase event at The Social in front of music industry professionals.

The Finalists receive:

  • Paid festival slot at Tramlines
  • £100 Pirate Studio credit each 

Fill out your details, we’ll then listen to every submission and shortlist!

Apply to Play 2023 will be judged by a panel who well and truly champion new music! We’ll be joined by Radio X host John Kennedy to pick the Winner of Apply to Play. PLUS BBC Introducing in the North East, The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation, Waterbear Music College AND Pirate to pick our Finalists!

Pirate Studios have kindly offered a discount code to all Tramlines Apply to Play applicants, the code entitles you to a 20% discount off your first session at Pirate Studios anywhere in the world + expires on the 30th April. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 3rd April 2023 – 5pm.