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SXSW 2017 Artist Applications Are Now Open! Here's How to Get on the Bill

Marina & the Diamonds performing at SXSW. (Photo by Ron Herrman)

Indie Bands: How to Score a Slot at the Voodoo Experience Music & Arts Festival in New Orleans

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Have you ever yearned for the opportunity to perform at a major festival and live it up in the incredible music city of New Orleans? Well, you're in luck – Los Angeles-based denim brand Rock Revival has just launched a nationwide talent search, where one winner will be selected to perform at the Voodoo Experience Music & Arts Festival in New Orleans, LA.

How to Perform at the A3C Hip Hop Festival

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Calling all hot, up-and-coming hip-hop artists! Now's your chance to take the stage at Atlanta, GA's A3C Hip Hop Festival, the largest of its kind in the US, featuring more than 500 acts over five days. A3C is looking for 50 Sonicbids artists to join the ranks of past alums like J. Cole, Ghostface Killah, and 2 Chainz. As if sharing the stage with superstars and heatseekers weren't incentive enough, submissions are completely free until July 31, 2016(After that, the fee is $50, so don't wait!)

10 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Seattle Hempfest

By its name alone, you can probably make some assumptions about Seattle Hempfest. Yes, there's weed involved, but once you go beyond the obvious, It's at once a decriminalization rally, political gathering, and a platform for speakers ranging from Woody Harrelson to travel guru Rick Steves. Oh, and of course, there's the music. Artists like the Kottonmouth Kings, Everlast, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and more have graced its hallowed grounds.

But we knew there was even more to learn about this unique fest, so we went right to the source. Vivian McPeak, the producer of Seattle Hempfest, gave us the inside scoop on what makes this festival truly unlike any other.

7 Life-Changing International Festivals That Should Be on Every Musician's Bucket List

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If you've got a hankering to hit up a music fest outside the US, strongly consider these seven annual spectacles. Each boasts its own unique extras: incredible locations, stupendous lineups, side parties that thrive oblivious to daylight. All of them look to be incredibly unforgettable experiences for attendees, and a couple are even looking to book artists right now.