Are you a solo artist or a member of a group or band with a passion for experimenting and pushing the boundaries of classical music? We're searching for new music performers who are looking to establish themselves in the alternative-classical music scene, as part of our annual Battle of the Bands contest.

The competition is open to groups of any size, whether acoustic or electric/electronic based. From avant-garde classics to works with electronics, spoken word and improvisation, performances are limited only by your imagination. Playing time is between 5 and 15 minutes. 

Competitors must fill in an application form, including a link to a demo track either on SoundCloud, YouTube or Vimeo. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 January. Applicants will then be notified as to whether their application has been shortlisted, with successful applicants competing in the live Battle of the Bands competition on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Good luck!