Live and Unsigned is the UK's largest music competition for musicians and bands to perform live. A battle of the bands and acts competition like no other, a competition with serious prizes for those serious about getting signed.
Play at the best venues in the country! From auditions through to the Grand National Final, you could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jimi Hendrix at Sheffield City Hall or under the roof of the best live music venue in the world with the Grand Final at Proud2 within The O2 in London!
We have festival partners on a global level from Italy's Tour Fest, Peace and Love in Sweden and Latvia's massive Summer Sound Festival to grass roots UK festivals such as Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Strawberry Fields, Beach Break Live, Bearded Theory, Cock Rock, Sundown, Osfest and Bingley Music Live. With festival organisers selecting acts from throughout the competition, if you want to play at festivals this year, then Live and Unsigned is the music contest for you!
Get your act or band Press through this competition!
Being part of something this big will give you a news worthy story that the media will really want to hear! Check out a small amount of our vast press successes. This is your chance to get your music heard!
Apply now for this band competition and, if successful, you will be invited to perform a live amplified audition piece. Auditions are held all over the UK where you will perform in front of our prestigious judging panel. If successful you will be invited to perform on the main stage at the Live and Unsigned showcase Regional finals. Auditions will be starting again in January. Audition places are limited, so be quick not sorry!
With its nationwide status, Live and Unsigned gives musicians and bands all over the UK the opportunity to compete to be the UK's best Live and Unsigned act.
Then of course it’s the big one! The climax of the competition! If you make it through the auditions you will compete at the Live Showcase finals with a chance of making it to the National Grand Final at The O2.
So you can win festival slots, get huge amounts of press, huge prizes, free equipment, showcase in front of industry and loads more besides... get entering and we’ll see you soon.