Written by What's On MCR Team Feb 24, 2017
Students Compete in Manchester Band Competition
Manchester Arndale Seeks The City’s Best Student Bands
Manchester Arndale’s student band competition is back with a brand new judge and a bigger and better prize for 2017.
One of the city’s talented groups will get the chance to perform on stage at Kendal Calling and, brand new for this year, the winners will also perform at Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival in July.
Student bands from across Greater Manchester are invited to submit a short video at:
before Monday 20th March for the chance to win, alongside an exclusive recording session at Manchester’s Blueprint Studios.
Now in its third year, the competition will run in partnership with the city’s iconic live music venue, Band on the Wall, where a group of eight shortlisted bands will perform in the semi-finals on Thursday 6th April. Six bands will go through to the final, which will be held at Manchester Arndale during its spring student event ‘MCR Student Night Out’ on Thursday 27th April.
Finalists will have their music heard by an established industry panel of judges; Gavin Sharp (CEO of Band on the Wall) Tim Thomas (Director at Blueprint Studios) Clint Boon, The Inspiral Carpets, and new judge for 2017, Jo Good from Radio X.
Last year, The Chadelics won the competition and went on to record a single in Blueprint Studios, based in Salford. The lucky winning band this year will secure four days studio time at Blueprint to record their own.