Last chance to apply for Surface Festival 2012

Surface Festival 2012 is already the biggest year on record with more applications from bands and musicians than previous years. Some areas are already fully booked, however, there are still some places left and we are putting out a final call to all bands to apply ASAP as we will no longer be accepting applications from the end of next week. You can only apply via our website.

2012 will see Surface Festival rolling out the first European tours involving bands handpicked by our area managers. Alongside these European tours we will be hosting over 600 shows across major cities in the UK and Europe. New areas will include Berlin, Huelva, Seville, Cádiz, Córdoba, Málaga, Jaén, Granada and Almería as well as Barcelona, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol and London. The International Showcase will take place at the internationally recognized 02 complex in London, at which the best bands of the Festival will play in front of an invited industry panel. This year the panel will consist of major music industry bods like Jon Brookes (The Charlatans) and Alex Baker (Kerrang Radio).

Alex Baker from the Kerrang Radio Unsigned Show, explains: “Surface Festival gives bands a genuine opportunity to get their music in front of people in the industry that can help further their careers. The prizes offered for the winning band and runners up are just fantastic and the experience all the bands gain from playing larger venues is priceless.”

Liquid Fuse describe the experience: “Surface Festival has been one of the best things that has happened to us so far – it’s given us the opportunity to play at venues we wouldn’t otherwise be able to play at right now, given us exposure to people in the industry, and helped us cross over with other bands and fans. It forces you to look critically at every part of your band (your music, your image, your performance, your promotion) and as you build momentum through the stages and play progressively bigger venues, you and your fans begin to feel a sense of collective achievement and pride that really fires everyone up. You’ll come out of it a better band than when you started.” For a full list of testimonials see:

Jon Brookes from The Charlatans, who has been involved in the Festival from its beginnings, recently stated in his blog: “Surface continues to act like a giant music magnet finding exciting ground breaking new acts. It re-energizes the inner cities searching out new talent. The prizes and industry weight of the various associate sponsors shows the level at which this festival is now held in the industry.”

With amazing venues booked for 2012, including the O2 in London, globally world-renowned sponsors, and more prizes than ever on offer, Surface Festival 2012 will be an amazing experience for everyone involved. For further info and to apply to Surface Festival see


About surfacefestival

The Surface Festival is a European live music event. We are a festival of new music held throughout Europe in aid of discovering and promoting new talent. Surface Festival 11, is working in association with Zimbalam, Marshall,, Last.FM, Ashdown, Planet Waves, D'Addario, PMT, Tama, Zildjian, Shure, Univibe, Dominic Nicholls Photography, Guitar Nation, Ibanez, Band SEO, Quite Great P.R., Ritter, Sziget Fest, Jumbocruiser, Gig the Nation and Oxjam to develop alternative ways for band and artists to gain exposure and develop their fan base. 2011 In 2011 events will be held in cities throughout the U.K. and Europe. For band and artists that reach the final stages of the Festival, both Surface Festival and our sponsors will award with prizes and opportunities in excess of £100,000.
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2 Responses to Last chance to apply for Surface Festival 2012

  1. we are OVEN from cumbria
    we would like to apply to play at the surface fest
    we are a {indiprogmetal} band ..well something like that
    no floppy hair /no tight pants / or pointless american accents
    we use strange backing tracks while we play odd intros and outros
    and where we can we play a film while were on stage
    oven don’t follow the crowd / we have no agenda /
    we’ve just have great tunes /

  2. lovespoon says:

    Hi, we are LOVESPOON, a new italian revelation of indie-folk’n’roll music. Please listen Lovespoon music.

    please contact us…Joe

    All infos:


    Official site

    Official video


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