Band App

Fancy joining the Truck Festival 2023 Line Up? Now’s your chance! We want to hear you!

The Band App is our annual unearthing of Truck headliners of the future, with paid-slots across all of our main stages!

Over the past seven years alone we’ve showcased 250+ emerging artists from across the country! Alumni include Cassia, Bloxx, Fur, Hotel Lux, Raised By Owls – all previously hand-selected by the likes of BBC Introducing Oxfordshire, Nightshift Magazine, The Wombats, The Amazons, This Feeling, So Young Magazine + more!

We listen to every submission and shortlist down! Our wonderful panel pick their favourites from our shortlist and YOU and your adoring fans will even get to vote! Easy peasy.

The application process

1. Fill out the form below and click submit (Please note, the applications form closes at 5pm on April 3rd 2023)

2. The Truck team will review your application, and shortlist a number of artists.

3. Us and our partners: Truck Festival, Pirate studios, This Feeling, BBC Introducing Oxford, Nightshift Magazine, Alcopop! and So Young Magazine, will then select a number of finalists to play at the festival.

4. Alongside this, there will also be a public/fan vote. This is where you will need to speak with your fanbase / friends / family / pets / strangers, to show their support for you. Every vote counts!

5. The artist that receives the most votes will be recognised as a finalist, and will also receive a paid slot at Truck Festival 2023.

New for 2023!  6. This year we will be working with a respected music industry tastemaker to crown an overall winner of Apply To Play 2023!

7. As the overall winner, you will receive:

– £500 worth of rehearsal & recording studio credits at Pirate Studios

– Paid festival slots at Truck Festival, Tramlines Festival in Sheffield (both on the weekend of 21st July) and also at Victorious Festival in Portsmouth later in August

– Also, a performance the ‘This Feeling Showcase’ where you will be able to perform in front of key music industry professionals and tastemakers.

8. And finally, just by applying this year, you will eligible to receive a 20% discount for all first time bookings at Pirate Studios in London (discount code shared on the confirmation page, once application is submitted).