SPIKE Bulgarian Music Showcase is Bulgaria’s leading showcase festival and music conference. Held yearly in historic Plovdiv, Bulgaria, SPIKE plays host to music professionals and performers from around the world. SPIKE creates a warm and welcoming environment where attendees can relax, exchange ideas, do business, and create lasting connections, all against the backdrop of a beautiful, ancient city.

SPIKE’s 2024 edition will feature speakers from around the globe, including the US, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and more.   Our focus topics for this year include burnout prevention & mental health, rights exploitation, infrastructure, festivals, digital distribution, rights exploitation, and legal issues facing artists in the age of AI.  You can preview our all-star roster of speakers here.

In addition to a strong educational component, SPIKE offers a perfect networking opportunity for those interested in the European music market. Attendees include festivals, distributors, labels, bookers, educators, publishers, managers, and of course, artists. Plovdiv’s laid-back vibe makes the perfect setting for chance connections over a cup of coffee and long, fruitful conversations.

SPIKE’s showcases take place across five stages and are open to artists from all genres. This year’s performers include heavy metal, Japanese folk, hip-hop, punk, darkwave, and pop. Artists are selected by an international jury and care is taken to provide artists with opportunities to connect with our delegates.

SPIKE ‘s 2024 edition is taking May 23-25, once more in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Does this sound like the opportunity for you?  Register as a delegate today!


What can I get out of SPIKE?

As an Artist

A chance to perform in front of top music professionals from the global market

As an Artist and a Professional

A chance to meet and network with artists and delegates from all over Europe and North America

As a Guest Delegate

Two days of panel discussions and three days of glorious music and networking under Plovdiv’s historic skyline



SPIKE thanks this year’s sponsors

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SPIKE thanks its national and international partners

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