Isle of Wight Festival are once again pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with HOT VOX to find two talented bands to perform at this years festival, alongside headliners Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Rod Stewart and Run DMC.

The Isle of Wight ‘New Blood’ Competition is open to all artists and bands throughout the UK. To register, artists simply have to submit an original song they feel best represents them.

Only the most talented submissions will go through to the Live Rounds where artists will be judged by music industry guests based on their musicianship, songwriting and fan engagement. This means the winner of each Live Round is chosen based on pure talent and quality.  

The Live Rounds also guarantee 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.

However, the Industry Pick isn’t the only way to make it through to the Grand Final… The fans will also get a vote at each gig, helping their favourite artist progress through to the next round to be in with a shot to play at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Those lucky enough to make it through the Quarter and Semi-Finals will perform in one big Grand Final, where the two artists or bands voted the very best by a special guest judge will be deemed the winners of the competition and will get to perform at this years festival!

And if a band doesn’t make it through to the Live Rounds, they needn't fear, as they could still be fast-tracked and make it straight through to the Grand Final! All they need to do is encourage their fans to vote for them in the Online Public Vote via their artist profile.

So, there’s three ways to get to the Grand Final and in with a chance to perform at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival:

- Getting through the Live Rounds on the Industry Pick

- Getting through the Live Rounds on the ‘Fans on their Feet’ vote

- Fast-tracked straight to the Grand Final by winning Online public vote

Isle of Wight Festival 2017 festival is held on 8-11th June and this year features a whole host of big name acts such as Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Rod Stewart, Run DMC, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Clean Bandit, The Pretenders, The Kooks, Razorlight, Rag’n’Bone Man with many more acts still to be announced!

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Please note, your vote may still register after this time but it WILL NOT be counted.