Published: Tuesday, 8th August 2023
The clock is ticking to enter the West Norfolk Battle of the Bands competition which has been reintroduced by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in partnership with Radio West Norfolk
It’s now organised by Roger Partridge, Events Coordinator at the borough council, who said:
“We have a strong local music scene in west Norfolk and there are many fantastic groups in the area. This competition will give bands a platform to highlight their music to an enthusiastic audience on the Green in Hunstanton, with the ultimate prize of performing on stage in front of thousands of people at next year’s Festival Too.
“Bands of all ages, up and coming and established have until 14 August to apply. Entries will be assessed by a judging panel and eight bands chosen to take part in the Finals Day where they will get 20 minutes to impress the judges on stage on the Green. It’s free to enter, visit the Hunstanton Events webpage on the borough council website for more details.”
The event will be covered heavily on Radio West Norfolk, both in the build-up and afterwards. Simon Rowe from the station said:
“If you’re in a band, and think that you would thrive on performing in front of thousands of people, this is for you. We’ll get a load of the songs on the radio and chat to the bands with a big party weekend in Hunstanton in September. Followed by the ultimate prize for one of the groups, playing at the biggest gig in west Norfolk Festival Too.”
The final, to pick the winning band, will be held in Hunstanton on Saturday 16 September 2023 as part of the Hunstanton Rocks weekend, a two-day free music festival.
Watch the launch of the Battle of the Bands below: