BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Applications now open!

Jul 11th, 2019

The Young Folk Award is a search for the UK’s most promising players of folk music.

Applications are now open for musicians, singers and songwriters who play folk, roots or acoustic music… of any kind!

The contest is open to soloists, duos and groups aged between 16 and 21. You must be resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Based on the initial entries, eight acts will be invited to attend a residential in Manchester during October 2019. These acts will work with our mentors and perform in a public concert. All eight acts will also be invited to attend the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in October, where the winner will be announced.

To enter you must be between 16 and 21 years old on 2 August 2019.

To apply, click here:

The deadline is Friday 2nd August 2019

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