Firestone's Battle Of The Bands Is Back

We're buzzing to announce that Firestone's Battle Of The Bands returns in 2017, giving the finest unsigned bands the chance to #BeHeard!

Thanks to our mates over at Firestone, unsigned music acts and artists across the country are being given the chance of a lifetime as Battle of the Bands returns to Birmingham...and this year it's gonna be bigger and better than ever with both Orange Amplification and Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis supporting the cause!

Firestone’s Battle of the Bands will provide hundreds of acts with the opportunity to showcase their musical skills, with the iconic tyre brand now promising to build on the successes of the past two years like never before.

Be HEard

Up for grabs for this year's winner...more than £2,000 worth of  quality Orange Amplification equipment as well as studio time worth around £1,500 and support towards the creation of a bespoke EP album - how sick is that!?

Orange Amplification, returning partner Professional Music Technology (PMT) and Firestone will form the judging pannel, as they work hard to select a shortlist of just eight acts.

A public vote will then decide the final three, who'll have the opportunity to perform of the Firestone stage here at Arena Birmingham! 


Firestone’s brand manager Stuart Attfield said: “This will be our third Battle of the Bands competition and we are looking forward to it being our biggest and best yet.

“Music is engrained in our DNA and dates back to our Voice of Firestone radio show in America many years ago. We are passionate about giving talented bands a journey to the main stage, which is why Battle of the Bands is such a vital competition for us.

“We wanted to build on two really successful years and engage with even more ‘grassroots’ musicians than previously. Our new ‘Be Heard’ strapline is particularly fitting as we think that every single artist should get the chance to have their own sound amplified to a big audience. Battle of the Bands will make sure that this will be the case for so many acts.

“Both Theo and Orange Amplification will supplement the existing partnerships we have with Professional Music Technology and Arena Birmingham, so we really hope this year’s event will be more memorable than ever.”

Ahead of the start of a heavy touring schedule to promote the release of Wolf Alice’s second album, Visions Of A Life, Theo Ellis said: “With small gig venues closing and bedroom music become increasingly accessible, Firestone's Battle of the Bands is a cool opportunity for musicians to make and put their music out there to be physically heard."

In the meantime, go follow Firestone over on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the latest updates in the search for this year's BOTB winner!