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 2023 edition featured speakers from 15+ countries, including Canada, Japan, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, and more. Topics included sustainability for festivals, mental health in the music industry, rights exploitation, digital distribution, and showcasing.
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 included heavy metal, J-Pop, hip-hop, folk, jazz, punk, 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 will take place May 23-25, once more in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Artist applications will open in September, 2023.
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
SPIKE thanks its national and international partners