Fancy headlining a festival near you?

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The organisers of Northern Ireland’s favourite festival, Glasgowbury, are offering local bands the chance to play on the 2013 line up.

The ‘small but massive’ festival, which for the first time is extended to two days, is based in Draperstown, and is one of Ireland’s largest and most iconic independent music festivals, predominantly built around new and emerging talent.

Organisers are now seeking expressions of interest from those wishing to join the line up. Glasgowbury have been accepting submissions from acts keen to play at the event since December and their offer closes at the end of January.

Each year the Sperrins rock to the sounds of some of the country’s finest talent. In 2012 over fifty bands joined headliners Therapy?, The Japanese Popstars and Fighting With Wire in what was the most successful festival to date.

So if you would like to be considered for a slot at Glasgowbury 2013, all you have to do is send a link to your music along with a contact number to before the end of January.

Glasgowbury 2013 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years yet for the Draperstown event which will be held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, see

In other news the Stendhal Festival of Art have announced that the third instalment of their annual party at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, on August 16 and 17, 2013. Having steadily gained momentum over the past three years, the 2013 event will see the return of everything that has proven so popular with festival goers thus far.

The Stendhal Festival is also accepting submissions from bands and artists via their own website and this year will also be working in conjunction with New York based ReverbNation who will also be accepting applications to play at the event from January 21 until April 30.

Organiser Ross Parkhill said: “We are delighted to be partnering with ReverbNation in order to accept band submissions this year. They have a huge audience and it will no doubt open doors for us in terms of getting the festival noticed not only in Northern Ireland but the entire UK and further afield. To apply visit