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 Battle of the Bands



Saturday 9th July 2016

(3.00pm - 5.00pm)


 Let's rock Kirkstall Abbey!

After the success of our 2015 Battle of the Bands competition, we will be taking over the Youth Stage once again at the Kirkstall Festival. This is a free event located within the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.

This year we have joined forces with Eiger Studios, a leading Leeds-based recording studio, who have offered some great prizes.

Check out our Facebook page for band announcements as we count down to the big day.

#BattleoftheBands #Leeds #KirkstallAbbey #KirkstallFest​​​

Click to expandEnter your band!

​We are looking for 12 bands, half with members aged 13 - 17 and half aged 18 - 24. All genres of music are welcome!

How to apply:

Email Angie or call 0113 3784079.

We need you to send us:

  • A video clip of your band performing (a web link or You Tube film is fine).
  • A sound file or link to a track by your band.
  • The age group category your band falls into.

What happens on the day:

If your band is chosen to perform, you'll have a 10-minute slot on stage.

All you need to bring along are your instruments. Our technicians will be on-hand to help with your equipment and we'll have a PA system, drum kit and breakables ready for you to use.

This is a family event, so we ask performers to please stick to songs without any swear-words.

Click to expandPrizes for the winning band

Eiger Studios in Leeds have kindly offered the winning band studio time and the opportunity to play a gig at their studio.

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