Emerging Talent Competition

Bingley Music Live in association with The Exchange is giving new, unsigned bands/artists from the region the chance to compete for a slot on the two stages at this year’s festival. Acts from any musical genre are welcome to enter.

Applications will be whittled down to a shortlist of 24 artists/bands that will be drawn into 4 heats. Acts will perform in front of a panel of judges and 1 act will go through from each heat to perform at the final.

Following the final heat another 4 acts from across the 4 heats will be selected to join them in the final. There will be 8 acts in the final, 4 of which will go through to open up the two stages at this year’s festival over the weekend 1 – 3 Sep.

Applications will open on 22nd Feb

Closing date for applications is 22nd March

The heats will take place at The Exchange, Russell Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 2JZ on:

Heat 1 Wed 12th April

Heat 2 Wed 19th April

Heat 3 Wed 26th April

Heat 4 Wed 3rd May

The final will take place on Friday 19th May

Each band/artist will play a minimum of 3 original tracks. Sets should be 15 minutes in length.

All applicants must be available to play all the heats and the final and be able to load in at the venue from 6pm

To apply complete the on-line form available on The Exchange website by clicking here. APPLICATIONS OPEN ON 22ND FEB

Thank you for your interest and good luck to all artists that apply.