Application Form


To participate in FolkEast 2018 August 17/18/19 Glemham Hall (Suffolk, UK)

Welcome to the SoapBox Festival Stage application form. We are pleased to announce that we are now officially open for applications. Please do get comfy and sit down in front of a computer (not a phone) when filling out this form, as you will need to upload an image and answer some unusual questions.

Applications are open from Sunday 11th February until Sunday 15th April and we start booking immediately, so don't delay, sooner is always better. We have about 40 performance slots available on the SoapBox stage over the weekend, and at least one third of them are for poetry and spoken word. We love passionate, political art with a sense of humour, and we have a bias towards artists living in East Anglia, or with a link to the area. 

We dearly love every artist on our line-up and want to know all about you. That does mean we ask some different questions to other Festivals. We work really hard all year round to create the SoapBox stage, so we want to work with people who are equally as passionate as we are. We book all of our line-up on the SoapBox stage at FolkEast by open application, so every artist goes through this process in order to be considered. This is a real labour of love for us and we want to share this with artists who feel the same way.

We promise to personally respond to everyone who fills out the application form. But please keep in mind that we are a small, independent promoter/producer of arts events so be patient. We welcome applications from first-time Festival performers, to amateurs and professionals; musicians, bands, songwriters, poets, comedians and storytellers. We love folk, world, roots and acoustic music, work that takes chances, doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't afraid to have an opinion. 

Our annual Festival Stage at FolkEast is a labour of love and we work on it all year round. All of our beautiful decor is handmade from recycled materials and we are completely solar-powered thanks to the SolarDoubleDecker. SoapBox Crew & Artists food is made by our long time friends vegetarian caterers DragonJaks, and we work hard to make SoapBox safe, fun and welcoming for the whole family, especially the kids.

FolkEast is a seven year-old family-run Festival in rural Suffolk that celebrates all things folk, with a broad representation of music across the three main stages: Sunrise, SoapBox & Broad Roots. This intimate weekend of quality performances also features a cinema, arts and crafts, workshops, locally-sourced food, and (of course) a selection of quality local ales at £3 a pint. 

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form and get in touch with us. We can't wait to hear what you do. Please answer the following question to access the application form. 

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