Open Mic 2018

We had a fantastic open mic competition in 2017, with so many entries we extended the time slots on Saturday and Sunday so everyone got their chance.

And we had a worthy winner in Phil Cudworth (pictured) – a Lancashire songwriter performing original material with real verve and humour. He gets to play a short set on one of our main stages next year.

We will announce details of the 2018 competition in due course, but you can register your interest using the form below.

The “Open Mic” competition is open to anyone with a festival ticket to gain entry to the festival, but slots are limited.

To prioritise your application for a slot, please use the form. The competition is open to those who don’t pre-book too,  but space cannot be guaranteed.

Once inside the festival you should go to the Barleycorn Stage in the Barleycorn Bar Marquee to register.

Open Mic Application
Southwell Festival