BandStorm 2020 – Applications now open!

We’re very excited to announce the details of BandStorm 2020. In partnership with Absolute Music, BAMM and for the first time Dorset Music Hub, we’re throwing open the doors to groups from right across the county. If you’re in a band with 2 or more members but no more than 6, and are all aged between 14 and 18, we want to hear from you.

Whether you’re rock, pop, jazz, funk, grime, dubstep, house, hip-hop, electronica (in all of its forms), folk, metal or however you might define it, all we need is for you to complete the application form below, then submit one track and confirm your band can make ALL of the following dates.

All heats are at Absolute Music, Ringwood Road, BH11 8NE;
Heat 1: 15th Feb
Heat 2: 14th March
Heat 3: 4th April

The final will be hosted once again at Canvas in Bournemouth on the 29 April 2020.

The winning band will have the chance to record and professionally master one of their own tracks and will receive a professionally edited showreel of their journey. The runners up will be invited to a master class in May and will also receive a showreel of their competition journey

What have you got to lose….. Deadline January 26th. Apply NOW

Name of band

Names of band members

Age of band members

Name of School(s)

Instruments within band

Contact Email Address

Contact number

If you are successful at the first round, we will require the contact information for the parents of every band member

Please state if any of the band members have any Allergies / Medical Conditions / Access Needs

Please tell us a bit about your band
Please note, this text will be used to help our panel decide who to invite to audition, so please include as much information as possible! We want to hear all about your band: genre of music, style, band’s history, your plans for the band etc.

We want to hear your band! Please use the space below to paste any links of any recordings you already have, including YouTube, SoundCloud, MixCloud, etc. You can also email your recordings to us through WeTransfer or by attachment to:

We confirm that we have at least two full-length songs that we are prepared to perform for auditions and final performance (if selected)


I understand that in applying to join this Music Education Hub programme that I am available for heat one on 15th Feb, heat two on 14th March and am willing to perform at Canvas on 29th April.