Bestival Main Stage (c) Louise Roberts (louiseroberts.co.uk) 2011There is just over a week left to get your entries in for Bestival’s Battle of the Bands 2013 competition to win yourself a spot playing at arguably the countries best music festival.

Once again, the prize on offer to the eventual winners in each of the four categories in his annual Bestival Island Band, DJ, Choir & Spoken-Word Competition is that coveted once in a lifetime slot on one of the biggest stages at Rob’s multi award-winning Robin Hill spectacular, sharing the bill with the likes of recently announced headline acts Elton John and Snoop Dogg.

 2013 Bestival Island Band, DJ, Choir & Spoken-Word Competition prize-winners will take to the following stages at Bestival this September;

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Winning Band                       –        slot on Main Stage

Winning DJ                             –        slot in Hidden Disco

Winning Choir                      –        slot in Big Top

Winning Spoken Word/Beatboxer  –    slot in Amphitheatre

After judging all entries received by the closing date of next Monday (1st April), Rob’s shortlisted favourite 3 x Island Bands, 3 x DJs, 3 x Choirs plus 3 x Spoken-Word/Beatboxers will all play-off before Rob plus a panel of celebrity judges (including Level 42’s Mark King) in the Grand Final which will take place again this year at Northwood House, Cowes on Thursday 16th May (7:00-11:30pm), all competing for the much coveted glory of being crowned 2013 Bestival Island Band, DJ, Choir & Spoken-Word Competition champs!

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Rob’s chosen finalists will be announced to local media on Friday 26th April.


Competitors should send 1 x mp3 (no more than 6MB in size please!) of the one track that they feel best represents their abilities (or a recent DJ set that really demonstrates their skills – 20mins max) via one of the following downloadable entry forms – click category below as appropriate;



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Spoken Word


Entry forms will also be downloadable via www.bestival.net from 28th February 2013.

Competition return e-mail address info for each entry category are detailed in the above forms.

NB all entrants MUST be full-time residents of the Isle of Wight – all entries wil be fully vetted & any entrants found to not qualify will again be disqualified.  So please, no more entries from Glasgow or Italy this year (the clue is in the competition title)!

Photo: Louise Roberts (louiseroberts.co.uk)

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