Applications are now open for the 2019 open mic competition

The Leigh Folk Festival Open Mic Competition will be taking place, as usual, this year on Saturday 29th June in St.Clements Church right next to Leigh library gardens. This year it is being run by Chris Robson, and fourteen performers from a variety of musical backgrounds will be performing to try to make it through to the final four, and then one lucky performer will be crowned Leigh Folk Festival Open Mic Competition Winner 2019 !

The contest runs from 12.15pm-4.00pm and is open to anyone who would like to come and perform. You need to have two songs (originals or covers) and a possible third to perform if you are selected for the final. Four acts will be chosen for the final which is scheduled for 3.45 pm. The judging will take place at approx 3.30 pm. The overall winner will be given a spot on one of the Festival stages in Leigh Old Town on Sunday afternoon, June 30th.

If you would like to take part in this year’s competition then please contact Chris by sending an email to, and be aware the places go very quickly!

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