Battle of the Bands Competition – Update

The Battle of the Bands Competition will now be held in the new year – 2019. Thank you to those bands who have expressed an interest so far. We will be contacting you with new dates for 2019.

In the meantime please spread the word!

Are you or someone you know in a local band? Aged 25 or under?

Yes? Register for Battle of the Bands 2019 now!

Rock Hard LogoProudly sponsored by Omegalive Sound, Rock Hard Studios and Dazamakiz, the competition heats are now planned to kick off in early 2019.

Grand final tbc. First prize – a recording session at Rock Hard Studios!

Competition spots available on a first registered first secured basis, so hurry!


How to Enter

If you’re interested in registering for the 2019 competition simply email us with the name of your band and some contact details now.

Email us now:

See terms and conditions and how the comp will run below.

BotB Running Order and Key Dates

Competing bands will play through one competition heat each.

  • NEW dates to be confirmed.

Voting will be by audience in a ballot box, following the last performance of each heat.

The band from each heat with the most votes, will go through to the final for the chance to win a recording session at Hard Rock Studios in Blackpool.

In the event of a tie both bands will go through to final.

Terms and Conditions

First band on at 3pm.

Each band to perform a 30 minute set to include at least 1 cover and no backing tracks. Full drum kit with snare and cymbals can be arranged on request.

Back line, drum kit and full PA to be provided. Instruments and breakables are only required.

15 minute change over.

BotB Final

The final date will be confirmed. A winner from each of the weekly heats will make it to the final.

Same rules apply as above, however a different set can be performed.

Voting for the final will be by a panel of local musicians and representatives from the sponsors. Their decision is final.

For further info email us or message us on Facebook.

This could be YOU!

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