Firestone Battle of the Bands 2017


If you're an unsigned band or artist looking for a breakthrough, then you need to enter Firestone's Battle of the Bands competition.

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Firestone Battle of the Bands competition is back for another year, this time featuring Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis, Orange Amplification and of course us, PMT House of Rock. If you or your band has been crying out for a breakthrough, Firestone BOTB is providing unsigned bands and artists with a chance of a lifetime. It's time to #BeHeard.

What Can You Win?

Prizes up for grabs for the winning band or artist include over £2,000 worth of Orange Amplification equipment and studio time worth around £1,500, which will include support towards the creation of a bespoke EP album.

What's The Entry Process?

Submissions have now closed!

About The Battle

Us, along with Orange and Firestone, will be judging the entries and hand-picking eight awesome shortlisted acts. Then, from 13th - 23rd November, we will turn to the voting to YOU - so the public gets to decide which three acts will go through to the live finals!

Firestone’s brand manager, Stuart Attfield, said: “This will be our third Battle of the Bands competition and we are looking forward to it being our biggest and best yet.

“Music is ingrained in our DNA and dates back to our Voice of Firestone radio show in America many years ago. We are passionate about giving talented bands a journey to the main stage, which is why Battle of the Bands is such a vital competition for us.

“We wanted to build on two really successful years and engage with even more ‘grassroots’ musicians than previously. Our new ‘Be Heard’ strapline is particularly fitting as we think that every single artist should get the chance to have their own sound amplified to a big audience. Battle of the Bands will make sure that this will be the case for so many acts.

“Both Theo and Orange will supplement the existing partnerships we have with Professional Music Technology and Arena Birmingham, so we really hope this year’s event will be more memorable than ever.”

Theo Ellis, fresh off the back of a Radio 1 Live Lounge appearance and ahead of the band’s new album release, Visions of a Life, gave the competition a huge endorsement.

“With small gig venues closing and bedroom music become increasingly accessible, Firestone's Battle of the Bands is a cool opportunity for musicians to make and put their music out there to be physically heard. Music fans get to hear fresh new bands, that discovery is exciting for everyone involved in music and it’s great it’s being promoted here.”

4 Comments on “Firestone Battle of the Bands 2017”

  • Lee Martin
    8th November 2017

    Hi there, my names Lee and I sing in band called HOBO, been going a while now, play kinda stoner/grungey rock, we’d be more than interested in playing any show that gets us more exposure.... just let me know what info u need. Cheers

    • Admin
      9th November 2017

      Hi Lee, unfortunately applicants for Firestone's Battle of the Bands competition has closed now - however, please do apply next year!

  • dean williams
    28th July 2018

    when do applications open again please?

    • Admin
      31st July 2018

      Hi Dean, opens again in September!

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