A programming team listens to music from all the bands and individual musicians who apply to perform at the festival, and final decisions are made using a “best fit” approach. The criteria we follow is:

To only feature artists who have not performed the previous year and/or a number of times over previous years

To prioritise artists based in Devon – and particularly Exeter

To prioritise artists performing original material

To increase the generic diversity of the music on offer

To allow more opportunities for young people to perform

To attempt to achieve a fair balance of performers across ethnic minorities; gender; age; and musical genre.

If you would like to apply to perform at the next Exeter Respect Festival, please complete the following form.