Emerging Talent at Piping Live! 2024 – open call for artists


Since inception, Glasgow International Piping Festival – Piping Live! has been committed to providing a platform for up-and-coming bands and artists. In recent years, the ‘Emerging Talent’ strand of the festival has been open to applications from UK-based acts, with the chance to perform on the festival’s popular Street Café stage.

To apply, acts must supply a link to one track on Soundcloud (or another streaming platform), plus a link to a video of them performing live (even if this is simply recorded at home).

•Magnus Stone playing his first ever gig as part of Piping Live’s 2023 Emerging Talent showcase.

To be part of the Emerging Talent strand, Piping Live! is looking for acts that are in the early stages of their career, and this is a paid performance opportunity.

A panel of judges, including Festival Director, Finlay MacDonald will be looking for a high level of musicianship, as well as originality and creativity. Acts are not required to include bagpipes in their line-up, though preference may be given to those that do.

To apply, please send your track, video link as well as your name/group. Name and a short biog to contact@pipinglive.co.uk If you would like to find out more about the opportunity, you can email in to this address and the team can give you more details. Entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on the 31st May.