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Competition Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival are once again pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with HOT VOX to find a talented new artist to perform at this year’s festival, which features headliners Depeche ModeThe KillersKasabian and Liam Gallagher.

The overall winners of the competition will also win 4 days studio recording courtesy of Powerstudio London with writer and producer Benny D, who has worked with and produced such artists as Stormzy, Boy George, Kylie, The Killers, Lily Allen, Robbie Williams, Depeche Mode and many more.

The Isle Of Wight Festival ‘New Blood’ Competition is open to artists and bands throughout the UK. All artists have to do to register is submit an original song they feel best represents them.


Only the most talented submissions will go through to the Live Rounds where artists will be judged by music industry guests based on their musicianship, songwriting and fan engagement. This means the winner of each Live Round is chosen based on pure talent and quality.

The Live Rounds also guarantee that ALL the artists who perform have the opportunity to play in front of industry professionals, providing them with great exposure and a platform to be noticed.

However, the Industry Pick isn’t the only way to make it through to the Grand Final… The fans will also get a vote at each gig, helping their favourite artist progress through to the next round to be in with a shot to play at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Those lucky enough to make it through the Quarter and Semi-Finals will perform in one big Grand Final, where our special guest judges will pick their overall favourite act who will be crowned the winner of the competition and will get to perform at this year’s festival!

The competition is also open to artists nationwide with an additional online voting element. Acts simply need to encourage their fans to vote for them online using their artist profile at The artist with the most votes will be fast-tracked straight through to the Grand Final!

So, there are three ways to get to the Grand Final and in with a chance to perform at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival:

– Getting through the Live Rounds on the ‘Industry Pick’

– Getting through the Live Rounds on the ‘Fan Vote’

– Fast-tracked straight to the Grand Final by winning ‘Online Public Vote’

This year’s competition is also being supported by ReverbNation, so not only does the overall winner earn a slot at this year’s festival but all Semi-Finalists will win 3 months free membership to ReverbNation. If that’s not enough, all artists that make it to the Grand-Final will be invited to join ReverbNation CONNECT, an exclusive artist development program.


Isle of Wight Festival 2018 festival is held on 21st-24th June and this year features a whole host of big name acts such as Depeche ModeThe KillersKasabianLiam GallagherThe ScriptVan MorrisonJames BayBlossoms, with many more acts still to be announced!

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