After the huge success of 2013’s nationwide opportunity, Red Bull Studios have confirmed they have returned to allow aspiring unsigned bands to play at Download Festival in June, one of the UK’s biggest rock festival weekends. Along with this, they will also be given the chance of a professional studio experience fn expert mentoring.
Red Bull Studios have now officially launched the contest which can be found on the official website (here). There, bands are invited to upload a video to the site where they will be voted for by the general public and judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
From the bands that enter, 100 will be shortlisted by public vote and put forward to the judges. 15 bands will then be chosen by the panel to head to Red Bull Studios in London for an all-encompassing professional studio experience. Of those, 8 bands will go through to play on the Red Bull Studios Live stage at Download Festival on June 13th-15th 2014.
Bands have three weeks only (from April 1st–21st) to upload a profile to the site to be considered. Bands must be unsigned, aged between 16–25 and residents of the UK. Further details can be found on the official website.