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 drawn into four heats.

One act from each heat will go through to play in the final and will be joined by four other acts from across the heats. The eight acts will battle it out in the final and four acts will be selected to play at the festival. All winning acts will be determined by a panel of judges.

Applications are now open with all details of the competition and application forms available Here . The closing date for applications is 17.00 5th April 2018.

Heat 1: Wed 9th May 2018
Heat 2: Wed 16th May 2018
Heat 3: Wed 23rd May 2018
Heat 4: Wed 30th May 2018
Final: Friday 8th June

In 2017 Your Illuminations, Able’s Army, The Harriets and Sifaka were all successful in winning a place on the bill. Robbie Stuart from Your Illuminations, one of last year’s winning bands, said: “Playing Bingley Music Live was the most exciting and intense experience of our lives so far and was a huge bookmark in our music career, and definitely our best show of 2017.”