Battle of the bands

Are you an up-and-coming Black Country music star?

We’re looking for local, up and coming music acts – solo artists, duos, bands – to work with us to get their career off the ground and with our help build a repertoire suitable for our heritage environment and historical time periods. 

Artists will be shortlisted to participate in our summer competition – with each artist having the opportunity to have their music heard by thousands of people during one of our Summer Lates events, with expenses paid for on us.

The winner will be guaranteed a professional contract with us worth a minimum of £1,000 between September 2024 and February 2026, exposure on our social media channels, and access to advice sessions with our team. 

Please fill in the application below and send a 2-5 minute video showing you performing to [email protected] with the subject line: ‘Battle Of The Bands’ “Your name”‘. 

If you have any questions or need support with your application please contact Sheila Chamberlain-Hyett at [email protected] 

Closing date for entry is 1 July 2024, with successful applicants being informed by the week commencing 15 July 2024.

A 1950s band plays on an illuminated stage in front of the fairground. There are people on the carousel swings. It's night and the sky is black.