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Clarence 2018 – Apply To Play

Applications are now open to play Clarence Park Music Festival 2018!

This year the festival is scheduled for the weekend of 28th & 29th July 2018 in Clarence Park, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.

We’re open to all kinds of music and in the past we’ve had everything as diverse as pop, prog, electro, grindcore, rock, hiphop, indie and folk. If you’re not sure then apply anyway, we’re always after a bit of diversity. There are two stages planned each year: the bandstand is used for the large stage, and there is a smaller indoor (tent) stage which is more suited to smaller acts.

To apply, simply go to our band application website at http://bandapp.themusiccollective.co.uk and upload your music. It won’t take long. Please don’t email us with applications.

Please note: owing to the sheer volume of requests we receive each year, we can’t respond to everyone but we’ll be in touch if you’re selected to play.

Good luck!

Clarence 2017 Lineup Announced

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We are very pleased to announce the lineup for Clarence Park Music Festival 2017!  There are some great acts here and we can’t wait to share more info and music with you before the festival itself.

In the meantime, please share the poster with your friends – check out more details on Facebook and Twitter.  If you would like to put up posters around your local area, please let us know, or download the poster from here.

Sponsorship places are still available – contact us for more details.

And we can’t wait to see you on the hill!


Want To Play Clarence 2014?

It’s that time of year again – applications are open for your band to play Clarence Park Festival 2014!

Last year was huge – about 7,500 people we reckon – and there’s at least 20 slots open for acts who want to tell us how damn good they are. We’re up for pretty much anything from good hard rock right down to acoustic speedcore [what the hell is that? – Ed]

It’s easy to get in the queue. Simply visit our application page and walk through the details. You’ll be asked to upload a couple of MP3s and point us at a video and stuff, and we promise to review them all. There’s even some handy tips on what we look for.

Applications are open right up until the end of March, so get yourselves in there.

Happy 2013 Everyone!

Happy new year everyone! Did Santa bring you what you were after? Have the hangovers subsided?

First-off, some dates for your diary! It’s the annual Wakefield Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb in late February and we’re running a couple of gigs as part of the celebrations. On Friday 22nd February you can join us at Esquires Coffee House in Trinity Walk for a teatime acoustic session with Will Booth, Dyl McPrice and Lucy Perry from 4pm until 7pm. Then on Saturday 23rd February we’ve got the Rhubarb Rocks bash at The Bull & Fairhouse on George Street where we’re joined by Lorenza Woods for some noisy beery fun.

We got back off holiday to find a tsunami of bands and acts wanting to play Clarence 2013! We’ll be telling you all you need to know to apply in the next few days (local and national bands are all welcome to apply of course). By popular demand 2013 will be the first year to feature online applications (although you can still use the old postal system), and we’ve got a lot of exciting developments for the festival this year which is set for 27th-28th July 2013 at Clarence Park, Wakefield. You’ll also be able to use the online system to apply to play some of our other events too.

There’ll be a return of the podcasts in the next couple of weeks: last year we were up to a few thousand subscribers so it’s well worth joining in. If you want a song by your band or act on the podcast, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to feature you – especially if you’re from the Wakefield area. You can listen to last year’s editions by subscribing via iTunes or looking in our Podcast section.

Finally, the Bandstand Consultation is still open. Please do tell the Council how you’d like them to use the Bandstand and help shape the future of that side of the park.