Battle of the Bands 2018


Bigger and better than ever! This year there are three different festival slots for the Witney Music Festival Battle of The Bands winner, plus a chance to be seen by the BBC Introducing team who are on the lookout for the next big thing!

We’ve teamed up with The Wychwood Festival, Tadstock 2018 and BBC Introducing to bring you the 2018 Battle of The Bands, back for the 3rd year in row at the legendary Rocket in Witney - our local music venue and loyal sponsors.

The winning band will have the opportunity to play all three festivals, so that’s The Witney Music Festival, The Wychwood Festival and Tadstock 2018.

The winners and runners up will also receive day passes for the Wychwood Festival. 

Organisers from all three festivals will form part of the judging team for the final, along with members of the BBC Introducing team who will also be looking for bands to appear on their stage which will be making its debut at this year’s Witney Music Festival. 

Places are limited so please register interest as early as possible by simply applying below. Successful applicants will receive a place in one of the four heats which are 26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May. The final will be on the 24th May 2018. 

Don’t worry if you have applied or are thinking of applying for the main stage, or any other of the WMF events. You can apply to as many of our events as you’re interested in, and each will be considered.

The Witney Music Festival outdoor event this year is August 18th 2018.

Wychwood Festival   |   1st – 3rd June 2018    Performance on the Main Stage on Friday 1st June

Tadstock 2018   |   24th – 27th August 2018 (exact performance day TBC) 



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2018 information coming soon!