Bath Introduces 2021 Live Music Competition

Calling all unsigned bands and artists! This is your chance to play The Bath Festival Finale Weekend and win free recording time at Mizpah Studios

After a year of lockdown Bath Festivals is excited to offer you the chance to play a real-life festival!


To make up for a year without festivals, this year Bath Introduces will pick two winners who will play live at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend, sharing the main stage with an amazing line up which includes Billy Ocean, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, McFly and many more.

To enter, simply send us your best live performance video by the deadline of Thursday 1 July. Last year we had more than 130 applications, so make sure to really show us what you’re about. The competition is open to any genre and any age, so long as you’re over 18. Applicants will go through two rounds of judging before the finalists are announced on Monday 19 July.

A shortlist of 20 acts will be asked to submit a second application, before two winners are picked to open each day of the finale weekend on the main stage. One winner will be picked by Marc of Mizpah Studios and will receive two days recording time working with him at his studio in the heart of Bath. Runner ups will also be offered a chance to perform on the city stage during the festival. As long as you’re unsigned and available to play The Bath Festival Finale Weekend on August 7 and 8 you are eligible to apply!


Applications open on Thursday 10 June via this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeNRjtaTZWU0lBDrvUrhIIkjFKYa3JuYOoefQZR1u5bwQpOw/viewform


Tickets available via this link https://bathfestivals.org.uk/the-bath-festival/finale-weekend/


Bath Introduces. This is the third year of Bath Introduces, which provides a fantastic opportunity for unsigned artists to get themselves in the spotlight and reach a wider audience. In previous years, the competition has attracted hundreds of bands and artists entering in the hope of making the shortlist. Applications will be open for three weeks from Thursday 10 June – Thursday 1 July, after which The Bath Festival team will select 20 shortlisted applicants to be presented to a panel of music industry experts, who will then hand-pick this year’s two winners. Bath Introduces is open to all unsigned acts, of any age and any genre and is free to enter.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend Is a two-day music festival that takes place over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021. Following the government’s roadmap for coming out of lockdown, we are pleased to announce that McFly, UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Billy Ocean plus loads more amazing acts will be joining us for a musical extravaganza. The last remaining tickets are on sale now. All tickets previously bought remain valid for the new date. See you in the summer!


The Bath Festival Finale Weekend is a two-day live music spectacular taking place at Bath Recreation Ground, in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the train and bus stations. The Rec is a fabulous setting with views of Bath’s famous historic architecture and its surrounding green hills. It’s a family-friendly festival with something for all ages. As well as the main stage there will be bands playing on the City Stage featuring local talent, spoken word and roaming entertainment will add to the festival vibes. There will be a Kids Zone with live entertainment to keep younger festival-goers entertained. Festival stalls will offer a variety of delicious artisan food and drinks stalls, and there will be bars selling beer and cider. For 2021 there will be more seating, where people can meet up with friends and enjoy a range of festival food.


Mizpah Studios Mizpah Studios is owned by Marc MacNab-Jack, an accomplished drummer and producer who has built the studio with state-of-the-art recording and rehearsal equipment. Located in the heart of Bath. Mizpah Studios is a dynamic space for all types of music, with musicians who have worked at the studio including JP Cooper, The Heavy, Make Friends and George Glew.


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