Are you a musician or part of a dance act? Do you perform spoken word such as poetry or storytelling, or maybe you have another performance idea?

The Plumstead Make Merry is looking for talented performers to take the stage at the festival. If you think that you could entertain a crowd come rain or shine, we want to hear from you.

There are two main performance areas at the festival, The Bandstand (the main stage) and the Acoustic Café (for acoustic and spoken word acts) and depending on the nature of the performance and the number of acts, slots are between 10-20 minutes long. All acts need to be family friendly, with no political or religious oratory, and although we would prefer local acts, proposals from further afield will be considered.

We are also looking for Workshop providers to run one-hour sessions in our Workshop Tent, please contact us if you are interested in doing this.

How to apply to perform at the 2020 festival

Interested? If so, please complete the application form that you can download here and email it to

You will also need to read through the ‘Conditions of Participation for Performers and Workshop Providers’ document that you can download here. By applying to take part in the festival, you are agreeing that you have read, understand and agree to, these conditions.

APPLICATION FORM FOR PERFORMERS (Word version to download)



The Decision Process

Once your proposal has been received in full, you will be added to a list for consideration by team members.  You will be notified by email of any decision that has been made.

Applications for ROUND ONE will close on Friday 20th March 2020.

If there is still space available in the schedules, ROUND TWO will run to Friday 24th April 2020.

If there is still space available in the schedules after Rounds One & Two, applications will be considered within two weeks of their full proposal being received.

We do operate a reserve list in the event that any performers drop out, or if you do not meet the ‘two year rule’ procedure. If you wish to be added to the reserve list please state that at time of application.

Please note that we are unable to pay performers.  

If you have any questions about being a performer at the Plumstead Make Merry, please email Sarah at

Personal Information

Personal information needs to be collected so that we can contact you and process your application and to comply with obligations outlined under our terms and conditions. For information on how we use your personal data, please see our privacy policy.  By making an application you are agreeing to the following:

  • That you have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions of my application and understand how my data will be collected and processed.
  • That you would like to see updates and promotional information from Plumstead Make Merry.
  • That you are happy for Plumstead Make Merry to include details about your service outlined in your application in the promotion of the event.

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