West Norfolk Battle of the Bands is back

The borough council has launched its second annual West Norfolk Battle of the Bands competition. Once again, the winner will get to perform on stage at next year’s Festival Too.

It’s free to enter online at west-norfolk.gov.uk/battleofthebands and the deadline for entries is 18 July 2024.

The final, to pick the winning band, will be held in Hunstanton on Saturday 3 August 2024.

Roger Partridge, Events Coordinator for the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, explains: “We have a strong local music scene in west Norfolk and there are many fantastic groups in the area. This competition will give bands a platform to highlight their music to an enthusiastic audience on the Green in Hunstanton, with the ultimate prize of performing on stage in front of thousands of people at next year’s Festival Too.”

“Wicca were fantastic and won our inaugural competition in Hunstanton last year and I look forward to seeing their set at Festival Too this year. I would like to thank Festival Too for, once again, for offering the amazing prize of performing during their 40th year in 2025.”

“We want to hear from bands of all genres, all ages, up and coming and established. Entries will be assessed by a judging panel and eight bands chosen to take part in the Finals Day where they will get 20 minutes to impress the judges on stage on the Green.”

Jack from Wicca added: “Currently the Battle of the Bands is the biggest show that we’ve done, over 1000 people turned up. It was an amazing opportunity. Winning to play Festival Too is dream come true for us. I remember being in the Tuesday Market Place as a two years old with a toy guitar, loving it, and now being able to play on stage there really is a dream come true.”

Simon Rowe from Radio West Norfolk said: “If you’re in a band and thrive on performing in front of thousands of people this is for you. We’ll get a load of the songs on the radio and chat to the bands with a big party in Hunstanton in August. Followed by the ultimate prize for one of the groups, playing at the biggest gig in west Norfolk, Festival Too.”