BandStorm: Battle of the Bands 2018/19

Are you aged 14-17 and think you’ve got what it takes?

We’re back for our second round of BandStorm and on the hunt for Bournemouth and Poole’s best young band.

After the success of last year’s BandStorm competition, which culminated in an electric sold-out final at Canvas, we’re opening our doors again to young ambitious bands from the area.

There’s a host of music prizes up for grabs, along with the opportunity to receive feedback from industry professionals throughout the Heats – with the final three getting the chance to perform in a professional gig at Canvas on April 3rd.


The winning band will receive a £100 Absolute Music voucher, a day in the studio with a professional producer to record and master one of their tracks and a session with a photographer. They will also be invited to perform in a special guest slot at our major end-of-year event next Summer. In addition, their school’s music department will receive £100 Absolute Music voucher.

Runners up receive Absolute Music vouchers of £100 (2nd prize) and £50 (runner up).

So what are you waiting for? Apply below before 13th January. Any questions email

Application Form