YWMF Gig Competition

The Ultimate Battle of the Bands...

The YWMF Gig Competition is a Battle of the Bands with a difference...

Not only is it open to bands in the whole Hull & the East Riding area, the winners get to play a paid gig at the Yorkshire Wolds Music Festival at the end of May.

There are two rounds:

Round 1 is online, via a 5 minute video posted to YouTube. We will choose up to a maximum of 8 bands to go through to

Round 2 - a live event in Driffield on Saturday 2nd March, 2024

We hope that you'll enter no matter how old or young you are, and no matter how long your band has been together. This is an opportunity to get up on stage, feel the buzz of performing, hear others play, learn from one another & swap experiences. Family, friends and the general public will all be able to buy tickets to the event on 2nd March, and there will be a great atmosphere.

Timings for the day will be published when the groups for the second round have been decided (around 25th February).

If you have any questions please email christina@ywmf.co.uk

Entry Criteria...

We're looking for a band with a great sound and stage presence.

You don't have to be on the verge of a professional career, but you do have to fit into the following criteria:

  • members are all under 19 at the time of the competition (2nd March, 2024)
  • all members live in Hull & the East Riding
  • the band is free to play at YWMF24 on 27th May
  • you enter online by Friday 23rd February 2024

All you have to do is submit your video to YouTube and share the link with us on the entry form. If you're unsure how to do that click here for a guide. The entry fee is £20, which you will need to pay online in order to submit your application.

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