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Glastonbury 2022 Poetry Stage is calling for poets and spoken word artists

Glastonbury 2022 Poetry Stage is calling for poets and spoken word artists

This is your chance to perform on Glastonbury Festival’s Poetry&Words Stage

Poetry&Words have opened their applications to poets and purveyors of fine spoken word who would like to perform on their stage at Glastonbury 2022.

In a statement issued via their Facebook page, Poetry&Words say that if you have already applied in 2020 there is no need to apply again as they already have all those applications on file.

If you want to apply anew, however, you should send a copy of your cv plus links to 1-3 video recordings of you performing your work to: [email protected] – by midnight on 4th March 2022.

The Poetry Stage is located within the Theatre & Circus area, which will be returning to Worthy Farm this year and feature approximately 400 acts presenting around 1,500 shows spread across three beautiful fields of wonder.

Every Glastonbury-year, applications are taken for the opportunity to perform on the Festival’s Poetry Stage – For 2022, Poetry&Words are looking for applications from experienced writers and performers, with something riveting, riotous and downright righteous to offer up to the audiences of the world’s biggest greenfield arts festival.

2019 saw the Poetry Stage host an abundance of talent which included such artists as Rosy Carrick, Courtney Conrad, John Hegley and Tony Walsh, to name a few.

Poetry&Words operate a fast turnaround stage and therefore are looking for individual artists who can hit it at a dead run with the minimum of tech support, preamble, props and paraphernalia.

Stage-time is also available for performers of one person spoken word shows of 1 hour in length, though one should bear in mind that they only have a fixed lighting rig – but a lovely crew on the sound-desk who can certainly accommodate backing tracks if required.

Please note that only one application per act will be accepted – so following up your application with multiple emails checking on progress or making amendments to your application will only clog the Inbox and makes your name memorable for all the wrong reasons. All the info you need post-application will be in the auto-reply.

Poetry&Words do usually pay a fee, but this is only small. Overseas poets, in particular, should note that they are unable to provide travel expenses. Guest tickets are also beyond their power. Booked performers will receive a ticket for themselves as well as a camping pitch backstage of the Poetry&Words tent.

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Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.

Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.

Some of the opportunities include entering competitionsworking at the Festivalvolunteering or trying for tickets in the spring resales.

To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.

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