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ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL are once again pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with HOT VOX to find TWO talented new artists to perform at the festival.

WE’RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR WE’LL BE SEARCHING FOR ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT THE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL IN THE SUMMER OF 2022!

Every band that is lucky enough to reach the live rounds will receive a FREE two-hour rehearsal session at Cargo Rooms, to get them sounding at their best for the industry judges! Check them out at www.cargorooms.com

As well as the two festival slots, we will also have one lucky Wild Card winner from the Grand-Finals who will receive FREE studio recording time courtesy of our friends over at Puzzle Factory Sound Studios. Check them out at www.puzzlefactory.uk

If that’s not enough, every band that simply enters the competition, just by signing up, will receive a 50% DISCOUNT on their first two sessions at exclusive rehearsal studios, Cargo Rooms. Simply book your first session and get your second session FREE! Along with this, every single artist that enters will receive a 25% discount on MASTERING courtesy of Puzzle Factory Sound Studios. (Limited to 2 per artist and valid until Sept 2022).

JOHN GIDDINGS (ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL / SOLO AGENCY) SAYS

“There are so many great unsigned artists out there so this is all about discovering them. It’s fantastic to give new bands and new talent the chance to play at one of the biggest festivals of the summer, featuring legendary acts. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Every band in the country should be putting themselves forward for this!”

The Isle Of Wight Festival New Blood Competition is open to all artists and bands, aged 14+ who are based within the UK.

Last year over 5000 artists registered to take part, eager to be crowned the winner and to take a slot at one of the UK’s most loved festivals.

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO MAKE IT THROUGH TO THE GRAND FINAL:

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THE LIVE ROUNDS

Out of all the artists that register, only about 100 of the most talented artists will be chosen to go through to the Live Rounds

The Live Rounds consist of three heats: Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Grand-Finals

This means artists are potentially just three gigs away from playing at Isle of Wight Festival! Once into the Live Rounds, there are two ways artists can get through to the next round…

THE INDUSTRY VOTE

Artists will be judged by music industry guests based on their musicianship, songwriting and fan engagement. This means the winner is chosen based on pure talent and quality. This also guarantees that ALL the artists who perform have the opportunity to play in front of industry professionals, providing them with great exposure and a platform to be noticed.

THE FAN VOTE

We’re searching for a band that can entertain a crowd, so it’s only fair that the crowd get to have their say too! Everyone who comes to the show will get a vote to help their favourite artist progress through to the next round.


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THE ONLINE PUBLIC VOTE

Artists that don’t make it through to the live rounds, can still be in with a chance of making it to the Grand-Finals by taking part in the online public vote.

Artists simply encourage their fans to vote for them via an artist profile they create on our website. The two artists with the most votes will be fast-tracked straight through to one of the Grand Finals!

VOTING WILL BE OPENING FOR 2022 VERY SOON!


THE GRAND FINALS

Those lucky enough to make it through the Quarter and Semi-Finals will perform at one of the huge live Grand-Finals in London.

Our special guest judges from the festival will pick two overall winners from the Grand-Finals, who will all be given a slot to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival 2022!

Finally, all remaining Grand-Finalists are still in with a chance of winning studio recording time at The Puzzle Factory, as there will be one Wild Card winner hand-picked by our industry judges from the remaining Grand-Finalists.

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