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August 2nd deadline for L2F Festival songwriter's competition


Tunesmiths and lyricists are reminded that they have until Monday, August 2nd to enter this year’s L2F songwriting competition. 

Lichfield’s L2F Festival took a break in 2020, but it is back for a fun-filled weekend in October. As part of the festival, there has been a songwriting competition, and entries for 2021 are now open. 

The competition is open to anyone with an unpublished, self-penned song that broadly fits into the global folk tradition. 

Some slight changes have been made to this year’s competition format, but the essential ingredients remain the same. Finalists will be invited to perform their song at our Folk Farm Festival Picnic on Sunday 5th September, and four of those will be invited to the L2F Festival weekend to perform their song at one of the concerts taking place between October 22nd and 24th. 

The competition entry fee is £6.00 for a maximum of 2 songs. Songs should not be more than 5 minutes long. We are asking that entries are sent electronically (be it an MP3 file, a link to Youtube, Soundcloud or some other platform). 

For further details, and an entry form visit 

A Lichfield Arts Spokesman said ‘L2F is proud of its continuing commitment to new writing, and the competition is aimed at identifying and promoting songwriting. Our judges are concentrating on the quality of the songwriting, not the production values. So, if you have a song in you and you want to share it with a wider audience this is the opportunity for you.'

Good Luck! 

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