Grab your tickets now to see young local talent ‘battle it out’ at the return of the iconic band competition!

10 June 2024
poster with writing about Youth Battle of the Bands 2024
  • Battle of the Bands returns to the Assembly Rooms
  • Competition to showcase the impressive talents of local young musicians aged 13-18
  • Tickets on sale now for two heats and the finale

The Battle of the Bands is back, and Tamworth Borough Council are inviting local people to support local young talent for three fantastic evenings of live music. 

Tickets are now on sale for what’s going to be an epic competition of local youth musical talent, featuring young bands aged between 13 and 18 years old, from across the region. Perhaps one of the bands will go on to see national or even international fame!

The young musicians will battle it out across two heats to reach the grand finale on Sunday 14 July.

Heat one takes place on Thursday 4 July, featuring young bands Red by Night, Rory and The Revellers, Pulse and Strange Ways. 

Heat two takes place on Friday 5 July, featuring Powr, Nausy, Downfall 77, Wanted 94 and Darnford Moors.

Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets are priced at £5 per person on both evenings.

The grand finale tickets are also on sale priced at £5. Book online via: What's On | Tamworth Arts and Events or call the box office on 01827 709618.

The competition will decide Tamworth’s ‘Youth Battle of the Bands ‘champion.

The popular Battle of the Bands performed at the Assembly Rooms for more than 20 years from 1985. The renowned competition awarded winners that included Wolfsbane in 1987, ahead of their American tour to support bands such as Guns N’ Roses; and Reprobate in 2004, who were made up of five 14-year-olds from Polesworth High School. 

Stephen Gabriel, Chief Executive for Tamworth Borough Council, said: “With so many young talented musicians living locally, I’m delighted to see this new opportunity for young musicians to showcase their skills at the Assembly Rooms.

“Our Assembly Rooms team have been working hard in the background to bring to life what will be a great opportunity and investment for young people.

“Helping to promote live music in the younger generation is a key part to us bringing more live music to our town. With tickets priced at only £5, come along and see what our young talent has to offer.”