Performing at Tolpuddle

 
The Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival is known for its friendly atmosphere and great spirit. Our music programme is eclectic and caters for a wide range of tastes. We welcome musicians who understand that playing at Tolpuddle is not just like any other gig. It is a special event because of its history and the values it celebrates.  
 

Our music policy is inclusive and we do not exclusively book 'political' acts. We expect performers though to share the values being celebrated at the festival and be able to connect with the audience. However a strong tradition of political music does run through this festival as you can see from previous years' line-ups.

How to apply to play

If you think your act fits the ethos and spirit of the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and want to play, please send us some information about your act, a link to your web site or Facebook page, and a decent quality audio recording and video. Due to the large amount of applications we cannot promise to get back to everyone but we promise to listen to all submissions and we thank you for your interest in advance.

Please send submissions to: [email protected]

Tolpuddle Talent Open Mic

During the Saturday afternoon there is a popular open-mic session. We don't take advance bookings and acts simply add their name to the blackboard on the day.