Fancy the chance to play the first ever Secret Sessions Festival in September 2021?
If you’re a talented woman or non-binary solo artist or group aged 26+ looking for a chance to take centre stage this September, we want to hear from you.
We are delighted to announce our new competition to give 25 women and non-binary artists aged 26+ a chance to play on the GIRLS TO THE FRONT stage at the Secret Sessions festival (September 2nd – 5th).
Play the GIRLS TO THE FRONT stage at Secret Sessions Festival.
How to enter
Entry costs £10 – a fee which will be donated to our partner charity, MIND. To enter, click the ENTER NOW button below to fill our the entry form and uploaded a MP4 video of a live performance of one of your original songs. Please ensure dimensions are 16:9 (landscape).
The deadline for submitting entries is Sunday 1st August at 11:59pm.
On Friday 6th August 2021, a panel of industry judges will select 25 artists and groups who will be invited to perform the GIRLS TO THE FRONT stage at the festival. The top 25 entries will also be uploaded to the Secret Sessions YouTube channel. Secret Sessions and GIRLS TO THE FRONT will then promote the selected artists on the festival website and across their social media channels.
Members of the public will then be invited to vote for their favourite of the 25 acts by engaging with the video on the Secret Sessions YouTube channel, before and during the festival. Don’t forget to nag your friends and family to vote for you! On the penultimate day of the festival, our panel of judges will consider the public vote before making their final decision, selecting 10 acts to play again and close the show on the main stage on Sunday 5th September 2021.
Terms & Conditions
Judges decision is final. Judges reserve the right to add “wildcards” for each round. Artists must be women or non-binary, aged 26+ and must be a UK resident. Proof of age and residency may be required. Only original songs will be accepted. Artists must be available to perform between 2nd – 5th September 2021. You give your express consent to your actual/simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording or photograph to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. Entry to the competition is acceptance of Secret Sessions Festival terms and conditions which are available on the website. All artists and groups are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the festival. Camping tickets for the full duration of the festival will be provided to finalists.