Every year we’re incredibly lucky to have a fantastic range of bands and performers play at our festival. We’re often asked how we choose them and what acts should do if they’d like to be considered. If that’s you and you’d like to know more about playing at NFEST19, read on….

NFEST is a community music festival steeped in the Cambridgeshire rock and blues scene. From Chicago to the Fens, NFEST will always have the blues at its core. This is how we started 23 years ago and it remains a big part of our line up today.

But our beautiful county is blessed with a huge array of local talent, from celebrated musicians to the stars of tomorrow. Every year we strive to strike a great balance of new and established acts playing a variety of styles around around our rock and blues core.

So if you think you’d like to play NFEST in 2019, here’s what you need to consider:

Do you have a connection to Needingworth or the surrounding area? This is Proper Community Music Festival (TM) and we love to Go Local;

Can you get the crowd going? Whatever your style, we’re looking for bands and acts that can entertain a diverse audience. Applications from covers bands, originals and mixed sets are welcome; 

And it has to be all about the music – as the festival is run on a not-for-profit basis, we’re unfortunately unable to pay our acts to perform 🙁 But we can offer you a great day out, refreshments and plenty of promotion on our website and social media accounts 🙂

We’re putting the line up together now over the winter months, so if you’d like to register your interest in playing please drop us an email with your band details, links to your music online and a list of dates when you’re playing live over the next few months. If we don’t already know you, we’ll try and come and catch you live.

What are you waiting for?!