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Radio 2’s Young Folk Award 2019

Date posted: July 10, 2019

The Young Folk Award is our search for the UK’s most promising players of folk music.

We are seeking musicians, singers and songwriters who play folk, roots or acoustic music… of any kind!

The contest is open to soloists, duos and groups aged between 16 and 21. You must be resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.

Based on the initial entries, eight acts will be invited to attend a residential in Manchester during October 2019. These acts will work with our mentors and perform in a public concert. All eight acts will also be invited to attend the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in October, where the winner will be announced.

To enter you must be between 16 and 21 years old on 2 August 2019.

To take part you must complete the application form before the closing date of 23:59 on Friday 2 August 2019. Full terms and conditions are available here, and make sure you read the Privacy Notice.

For application form go here –

If you are having any technical difficulties with the online application form or questions on eligibility for the Award you can contact us at: Please note that we will not accept entries via email.

The Young Folk Award has been running for 20 years. Artists who have previously taken part include Wildwood Kin, Blair Dunlop, Bella Hardy, Megan Henwood, Jim Moray, Adam Holmes, Mischa Macpherson, Jarlath Henderson and Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.