The Danny Kyle Open Stage (DKOS) was set up in 1999 in memory of Danny Kyle, as a platform to hear ‘tomorrows talent today’. Originally run by Gibb Todd and Liz Clark, Liz has produced and presented the stage since 2012.
The six acts that are chosen to receive a Danny are given a Showcase on the last Sunday of the festival and at the first Saturday at next year’s Celtic Connections festival, and in many cases are given a support slot at the next year’s festival. Since 2008 Liz has also broadcast daily live throughout the festival all artists with her media partners Celtic Music Radio to an estimated 100K listeners.
Artist wishing to apply do so online closing date 31st Dec 2023, all those successful with be informed by 10th January 2024. Click here to apply.
Successful applicants will be awarded a 20-minute slot with 5 other acts on the night. There is no remuneration for appearing on DKOS.
Sessions run daily from Friday 19th January - Sunday 4th February 5-7pm