Icebreaker Festival Applications

Applications are now OPEN for the South Coast's largest unsigned metropolitan music gathering. Icebreaker Festival, situated on the vibrant streets of Southsea, will be taking place in the Winter & Summer of 2022 and is welcoming original artists/bands of any genre to apply. It has been a devastating year for live music but all this time spent at home has cultivated an abundance of creativity that festival organisers are eager to showcase. 

Please visit the website and follow the application links. Each applicant is reviewed by the festival organisers and the colourful and eclectic line ups have developed themselves with the incredible amount of talent submitted through the application process every year.

The award-winning festival will host over 100 acts across 8 stages in multiple venues on Albert Road and Elm Grove with wristband entry. 7 years ago, local promoters, musicians & DJs came together to form the annual winter event, created to celebrate the unsigned music scene at a time of year which previously had been very quiet in the thriving coastal town. Over the years the festival has not only allowed artists to perform in front of eager crowds and gain media attention, it has also provided a platform for discovery. You might attend the festival as a punter or an artist, but you will leave the festival as a fan of a band or artist you may have previously never heard of.


If you want to catch up on what Icebreaker Festival is all about then have a read here on my visit to Icebreaker in February 2020 before the music scene faced a long vacation of live gigs across the world! It is so good to see this festival come back with a vengeance and offer some decent live music gigs again! Good luck to all the applicants and the festival organisers!