Un-Convention brings together 400 music professionals from across the UK and Europe to discuss the future of independent music.


This year's application window has now closed. Successful artists will be notified by 27th January .

This year we will be showcasing 12 brilliant artists with a view to helping them develop their careers by introducing them to high calibre industry professionals.

Applications to perform are open until 6th January 2020

Successful Applicants will be informed by 27th January 2020

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us by the 27th January then unfortunately we haven't been able to select you on this occasion.    

Showcase performances take place at Un-Convention Manchester on the 4th, 5th and 6th March 2020 

Artists selected to showcase are required to attend both days of the Un-Convention music conference.

Please note that if you have already purchased tickets to the Un-Convention Manchester Conference and are subsequently selected to perform your tickets will be refunded.

We will offer:

  • A fee for performing

  • Hotel accommodation for artists for the duration of Un-Convention Manchester

  • Food and drink rider

  • Full accreditation for all members to the Un-Convention Manchester convention

  • Full backline and professional production

  • Introductions to relevant industry professionals

Criteria for applicants:

  • We are seeking high calibre artists with strong potential for industry progression in 2020

  • You must be available to be in Manchester on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2020

  • Available to participate in conference panels if required

Apply To Play Un-Convention 2020

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