Wilton’s has always been an exceptional place for an audience to hear live music but we have also built up a reputation for world-class musicians performing and recording in the space, such as: Duran Duran, The Weeknd, Marc Almond, Adam Ant, Billy Bragg, Kate Bush, The Coral, Bryan Ferry, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Kelis, Kwabs, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, Paulo Nutini, Frank Turner, and Wild Beasts.
Now it is time to find the best emerging musical talent in the UK and showcase it on the Wilton’s stage. We are inviting applications in the following musical categories:
Contemporary & Jazz
Popular, Rock & Indie
Urban, Electronic & DJ
There will be three individuals and/or groups chosen in each field.
All successful participants will receive:
Mentoring from a professional individual or organisation;
A week’s rehearsal time at Wilton’s (Jan-April 2020);
A commissioning fee;
An evening performance as part of the Wilton’s Music 4all Festival in May 2020;
A Festival Pass/es to see all other performances at the Festival for free.
Mentors include: English National Opera, Dan Gillespie Sells, Tim Whitehead, Bengi Ünsal and DJ Yoda
Download the application form
Please note that you will need to download the form and complete it in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once you have done that please save it as 'Your Name' and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit your application by post.
Spinnup is a digital distribution platform that allows you to release your music to the world and start getting heard by the right people. When you apply for our Music 4all Festival you will receive a promo code that gives you one free upload at spinnup.com
So we can hear your recording or see your film
We need you to upload a recording or film to a sound- or video-hosting site and send us the link. A simple way to do this is via SoundCloud or YouTube. Please don’t use WeTransfer as your video will only be viewable for a very short period of time. The privacy setting on your entry recording or video must be set as either public or unlisted in order for us to listen to your recording or view your film once you have sent us the link. Please send us a link to your recording or film in your entry email.
Terms & Conditions
Wilton's will only inform successful entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.
If you are shortlisted we will contact you to confirm your continued interest and availability.
Wilton's is committed to equal opportunities in the selection process.
If you have any access requirements or feel that a written application would not best communicate your ideas please contact us for details of alternative methods of application.
Entrants must not be more than 30 years of age on 1st January 2020