Isle of Wight Festival launches ‘Live And Unsigned’ contest

Isle Of Wight Festival crowd
Isle Of Wight Festival crowd

Isle of Wight Festival crowd: what the winner of ‘Live And Unsigned’ might expect to perform in front of

The competition will see British unsigned acts vie to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen, Stereophonics and Faithless

Today, the Isle of Wight Festival announced the return of the Live And Unsigned competition that will see unsigned acts in the UK battle it out to perform on the festival’s main stage alongside Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless.

A team of music industry experts will whittle down the entries with the finalists performing at the Half Moon in Putney, London on 29 March 2016. A live judging panel, led by festival organiser John Giddings, will decide the winner who will also receive the chance to record at the Skinny Mammoth studio on the Isle of Wight.

“The festival has an amazing heritage with the acts we’ve had performing over the years, however we are dedicated to supporting new talent,” says John Giddings. “This competition provides winners with an amazing opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people. We’ve always been really impressed by all of the talent who have entered in previous years.”

The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 takes place 9-12 June and will mark the 15th anniversary of event since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. Headliners acts have included Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Blur and Fleetwood Mac.

To be in with a chance of joining this year’s line up, artists can apply online by submitting an original song of their choice through the festival’s website:

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