Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Free listing for your festival in fRoots magazine

The London-based folk, roots and world music monthly magazine fRoots, established in 1979, has for decades carried an annual festival supplement in its April issue - its biggest seller each year, and a widely used source of information on Europe's folk, roots and world music events. The supplement, which appears in both print and digital subscription editions, always includes a free diary listing with basic details of as many folk, roots, and world music festivals and traditional events in Europe as possible. The April issue appears in mid March, and the deadline for delivering data is 8 February.

From 2011 fRoots will be collaborating with Spiral Earth (who have also published a folk festival directory in conjunction with the Association Of Festival Organisers) to produce the definitive listing site for UK and European folk, roots, and world music festivals, accessible from the existing URLs on all three sites, and widely promoted.

To have a free diary listing for your festival, send an e-mail to fRoots not later than 8 Feb. 2011, with the subject heading 'fRoots FREE Festival Listings: 2011 update needed', with information arranged as shown below.

Date of 2011 event:

Name of festival:

Location of event (town or city/ county / country):

Website URL:

Name of contact:

Postal address for public to enquire for information:



Box office number if different from above:

fRoots would also be glad to know - not for publication, but for their files only - 'Who deals with advertising and publicity if different from the above contact?'

Artist lineups and programme details cannot be included in the free diary listing, but can appear in the news section of the fRoots issue for the month of your event, if a separate press release is sent in by around the 15th of the month that is two months before your event (i.e. 15 April for June events, 15 June for August events, etc.). Press releases and other news can be sent to the fRoots news editor Sarah Coxson by e-mail. Hi-res colour photos of participating artists can be sent to fRoots here.

To advertise in the fRoots festival supplement, see the magazine's website or e-mail.