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

WE’RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR WE’LL BE SEARCHING FOR ARTISTS TO PERFORM ON THREE STAGES ACROSS THE LEGENDARY FESTIVAL IN 2020!

Every band that reaches the live rounds will receive a free three-hour rehearsal session at Cargo Rooms, to get them sounding at their best for the industry judges!

As well as the three festival slots, we will also have one lucky Wild Card winner who will receive studio recording time courtesy of our friends over at Yellow Shark Studios.

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!

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.

In 2019, 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 THREE 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 Rou

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 2020! 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

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 artist with the most votes will be fast-tracked straight through to one of the Grand Finals!

VOTING WILL BE OPENING FOR 2020 VERY SOON!


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THE ISLE OF WIGHT HEAT

THE ISLE OF WIGHT HEAT To pay homage to the beautiful island that hosts to the festival every year, we will also be holding a very special Isle of Wight Heat to find one worthy ‘island band’ to be fast-tracked straight through to one of the Grand Finals!


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 three overall winners from the Grand-Finals, who will all be given a slot to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival 2020!

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

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