Battle of the Bands

Gateways Festival in association with The Exchange Music Venue and Arts Centre, Keighley is giving local and unsigned bands/musicians the opportunity to compete for a slot at Gateways Festival at Aireville Park, Skipton on 23rd & 24th July 2022.

Competition Brief

Main stage and Big Top Stage slots are available with two opening slots on Saturday 23rd July and two opening slots on Sunday 24th July.

Applications are encouraged from local bands/musicians within a 30 mile radius of Aireville Park, Skipton, BD23 1UD.

Applications will be whittled down to a shortlist of 24 artists/bands.

Applicants will be selected based on suitability for Gateways Festival, musicianship, vocals, lyrics, arrangement, technical skill and audience reaction. There will be four heats of six bands/musicians.

Heats will take place from 4th March to 25th March 2022 (every Friday evening). Final will take place on Friday 1st April 2022.

Heats will be held at The Exchange Music Venue and Arts Centre in Keighley with the winner of each heat being announced on the evening and on Gateways social media accounts. The winner of each heat will go through to the final.

Each band/musician who gets through to the final will be asked to perform three songs of their own material.

Four wildcard bands/artists will be selected from across all of the heats by the judges, following heat four. This means if you are not selected to compete in the final following your heat there is still a chance you may qualify for the final.

Four bands/artists out of the final will be selected to perform at Gateways 2022.

Entries to Gateways’ Battle of the Bands competition 2022 CLOSED at 5pm on Monday 31st January 2022.

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