ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL LAUNCH THE ‘NEW BLOOD’ COMPETITION FOR BUDDING MUSICIANS
The Isle of Wight Festival are once again pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with Hot Vox to find a talented new artist to perform at this year’s festival. Are you a budding musician who’s always dreamed of playing at a big festival alongside the likes of Liam Gallagher and Kasabian? Here’s your chance!
The ‘New Blood’ competition is open to artists and bands throughout the UK. All artists have to do to register is submit an original song that they feel best represents them. Only the most talented submissions will go through to the Live Rounds where artists will be judged by music industry experts based on their musicianship, song-writing and fan engagement, ensuring the winner is chosen based on pure talent and quality.
Example on the Big Top stage last summer.
“There are so many great unsigned artists out there so this is all about discovering them. It’s fantastic to give new bands and new talent the chance to play at one of the biggest festivals of the summer, featuring legendary acts. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be at same festival as The Killers, Kasabian, Depeche Mode and Liam Gallagher! Every band in the country should be putting themselves forward for this!” John Giddings (Festival Organiser)
The Live Rounds also guarantee that all artists who perform have the opportunity to play in front of industry professionals, giving them significant exposure on a globally renowned platform.
Those lucky enough to make it through the quarter and semi-finals will perform in one big Grand Final on May 27th at O2 Academy, Islington, where special guest judges will pick their overall favourite act who will be crowned the winner and get to perform at this year’s festival.
This year’s competition is also being supported by ReverbNation, so not only does the overall winner earn a slot at this years’ festival, but all semi-finalists will win three months free membership to ReverbNation. On top of this, all artists that make it to the Grand Final will be invited to join ReverbNation CONNECT, an exclusive artist development program.
To take part in this year’s competition please register your interest here… https://docs.google.com
So far the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 line up includes Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, James Bay and the legend that is Van Morrison, with more to be announced in the near future. If you would like to be in the crowd then you can buy tickets from the website which is linked below.