Championing the unusual, unorthodox and unheard, our annual Battle of the Bands competition is back.
Whether you’re looking to showcase new adventures into electronica or dip your toe into experimental waters, Battle of the Bands is a chance for soloists, ensembles, improvisers and performance artists to showcase their work for a friendly crowd and panel of industry experts.
A small number of shortlisted acts will be selected to perform a 7–15 minute set at MOTH Club, Dalston on Weds 18 Jan 2023, with multiple industry VIPs and artists in attendance. At the end of the night, our panel will choose their favourite performance to win the opportunity to perform a set at a future Nonclassical night and will join our wider network of Nonclassical Artists.
Shortlisted finalists will receive a small honorarium (minimum £100 per artist) and Nonclassical will cover travel and access expenses. All shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to join a reflective feedback session facilitated by Nonclassical after the event, and will also be invited to join our artist development sessions run throughout the year.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented and/or marginalised groups in music, including but not limited to women, non-binary, Black, Asian or ethnically diverse, and/or disabled artists.
Interested? Fill in our short application form including a link to a demo track either on SoundCloud, YouTube or Vimeo. Deadline for applications is Monday 31 October 2022. Applicants will be notified as to whether their application has been shortlisted by Friday 9 December, with successful applicants performing on Wednesday 18 January 2022.