In this section, we will try to list as many frequently asked questions as possible. If your question isn't answered here however, please feel free to contact us.

What is GigSwell?

So you've stumbled upon our site, but don't know what to do with it? GigSwell is a tool designed for people involved with live music events. For artists, this means helping them to find suitable places to play (venues, promoters and music events/festivals). For live music hosts, this means enabling them to share important gig information with potential acts.

What's the point?

Putting on a good gig can be difficult. Both artists and hosts can be difficult to work with. We wanted to create something that would help to ensure that both sides of the equation have done what they can to make sure that expectations are met. The information we're talking about is focused on the things that are important for a successful gig, such as when to show up, what to bring, and what sort of music to play!

My venue/promoter/event is listed, but I didn't create a profile! What's going on?

The GigSwell team is constantly adding information about different live music hosts. If you represent a particular venue or event that is listed and want to edit any of the information shown, simply contact us using your official booking email address to let us know which profile you would like to claim. If you would like to remove a listing completely, get in touch.

Can I add information about my favourite venue/event?

Quite often, an artist will know a considerable amount of information about a particular host, so it makes sense to allow them to share that information. To do so, visit the host page you want to talk about, and use the form at the bottom of the page to add your tips, comments or feedback.

I love what you're doing, how can I help?

Wow, thanks! We love to hear from people that appreciate the work we are doing. If you would like to help out, the easiest way is to tell your friends about the site, through social networks, word-of-mouth, or any other way you can think of! If you have any particular skills that you'd like to share with us, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!