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It’s been a tough year for young musical talent with lockdowns making it impossible for them to get ‘noticed.’

Here’s something coming up that will certainly help the lucky winners of an upcoming competition do just that in front of a live audience.

Bath Festivals is excited to bring back Bath Introduces for summer 2021, which gives unsigned musicians the chance to compete to play at The Bath Festival Finale Weekend in August.

The winners will be on the same line-up as McFly, Scouting for Girls, Billy Ocean, UB40 (feat Ali Campbell and Astro), Gabrielle and many more.

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/