Busk Love Folk

The Love Folk Festival team are looking for applications for artists to be part of the Love Folk Festival which runs on the 12th and 13th of February 2016 at The Atkinson, Southport.

The Busk Love Folk Event will run throughout the afternoon and evening of Saturday the 13th of February and consist of twenty minute showcase appearances

The winners of the slots will be decided by The Love Folk Festival Team & their media partner, Fatea Magazine. For logistical reasons the slots are restricted to solo performers and duos and acts should be broadly in line with genres represented in the festival.

As well as a 20 minute showcase, the selected acts will also get:

In addition there will be an opportunity to attend a workshop on how to approach the media and make the best use of your own social media on the morning of 13th of February, run by Fatea Magazine's Neil King.(The is a publically accessible workshop)

To be considered for a BUSK LOVE FOLK slot you will need to send an mp3 of the song that you best feel represents you as an act, plus a short biog and contact phone number to programming@theatkinson.co.uk Applications should be submitted by the 28th with the successful applicants notified on January 13th followed by an announcement on the festival website.

The Love Folk Festival features names such as Seth Lakeman, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle, Elbow Jane, Will Pound & Eddie Jay, Ange Hardy and Sheelanagig and is becoming recognised as the season opener for the extended festival season.

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