Pirate's Residency offers paid gigs, mentorship, and more to emerging artists

PIRATE.COM brings back its talent development scheme to get emerging artists playing at festivals including Parklife, Forbidden Forest, and more, plus mentorship and studio time.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 5th Mar 2024

Pirate's Residency programme returns in 2024, offering paid gig opportunities to grassroots artists in the UK, Ireland, the US, and Germany, with partners including Parklife, El Dorado, Tramlines, Forbidden Forest, and more. 

Following a successful launch last year, Pirate’s talent development scheme Residency is back to help get emerging bands, solo artists, and DJs on festival lineups and the radio plus gigs at music venues, while offering year-round support through mentorship and studio time. 


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Last year’s scheme saw over 30 artists performing at festivals including London-based DJ Rodney who played her first festival show at Boomtown before going on to throw her own parties in London. 

In 2024, Pirate will onboard a brand new cohort of artists to perform at festivals including Parklife, Truck, Y Not, Tramlines, El Dorado, and Forbidden Forest. The scheme also offers the chance for the new artists to fill guest DJ slots and have their tracks played on London Voices. 

Praite’s Residency Lead Rebecca Mason-Evans said, “With Residency's launch last year, we saw over 30 of our artists play at festivals, some for the first time. Our aim is to keep widening these paths for new talent to reach new audiences.” 


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If you’re keen to join Pirate’s Residency programme in 2024, applications are open now and close on 17th March. All you have to do is choose a track you've written, produced or collaborated on (DJs can submit mixes), fill in the application form, which should take around five minutes, and you should hear back from PIRATE.COM by the 26th of April. 

To apply, and find more information, click - HERE 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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