Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition opens for aspiring bands

offering slots at Sonisphere, Download, Hevy & Slam Dunk

published: Mon 9th Jan 2012

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Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping, £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Thu 29th Mar 2012

Now in its sixth year, Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition, the weekly live music webcast returns on the lookout for eight fresh bands to appear at festivals throughout the summer.

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This year the digital platform for aspiring musicians will offer bands will also offer three successful bands the chance to devise, create and produce their very own high spec music video in conjunction with a team of industry professionals. Each year the competition offers bands, (with at least one member under the age of 22), the chance of joining the Bedroom Jam tour with appearances at Sonisphere, Download, Slam Dunk, and Hevy festivals, plus a recording session at the Red Bull Studios London and the chance to support an established band on a major UK tour.

2011's winner Page 44 have recently returned from their UK-wide tour supporting The Blackout and We Are The Ocean. Commenting on their RBBJ experience they said, "It was incredible – absolutely amazing. Joining The Blackout and We Are The Ocean on tour was something we could never have dreamed of without the help of Red Bull Bedroom Jam. We've experienced so much and have so much to show since entering - we've really developed as a band."

Red Bull Bedroom Jam launched in September 2007 with a live gig online by Kerrang! award nominees, Youmeatsix. This has been followed by several performances around the UK from other young bands including, You And What Army, My Passion, Saving Aimee, Area 15, Furthest Drive Home, Linchpin, Lyrikal Squad, Lil Rascals and Maverik.

Bands wanting to get involved can upload their videos to the Red Bull Bedroom Jam site. 15 bands will then be chosen using the Buzz Radar system to play live shows live from their bedrooms every Monday at 5pm.

8 bands will be chosen by this year's judges: Andy Copping, Vice President of Live Nation, Beckie Sugden of The Agency Group and Ben Patashnik Current editor of Rocksound Magazine, to continue to the Festival Stage.

At the end of the festival season 3 finalists will be chosen by the judges. The final 3 will then go head to head in a public vote to see who walks away as the Bedroom Jam Champion.

Bands wanting to enter should head to redbullbedroomjam.com for more details and to upload their entry videos.

The first live show will air at 5pm on Monday 30th January. These shows will be at the same time each week for a series of 15 weeks.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX, England MAP
£170 with camping, £145 without camping
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Thu 29th Mar 2012


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