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Firestone Battle of the Bands 2016

Firestone Battle of the Bands 2016

7th Dec 2016

Location: Birmingham
Venue: Barclaycard Arena

Firestone’s Battle of the Bands talent search is back as the firm embarks on a nationwide hunt to find the most talented bands in the UK.

The event will culminate in a performance ahead of Biffy Clyro's set on the Firestone Stage at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on 7th December, in what could be a huge breakthrough opportunity.

Battle of the Bands, a social networking-based campaign, will be run in partnership with the arena and Professional Music Technology (PMT), who will provide music equipment as an invaluable additional prize to the winning act.

“The competition forms part of Firestone’s ongoing efforts to reach a vibrant, youthful audience through music, where a European-wide music tour featured a high profile partnership with Download Festival, in a highlight of the summer,” said the firm.

Last year, more than 200 unsigned acts showcased their talents through video entries.

Firestone’s brand manager Stuart Attfield said: “We are thrilled to be running Battle of the Bands for a second year, following an extraordinarily successful competition in 2015.

“We see Battle of the Bands as being adventurous, bold and full of originality. We think it is unique for the tyre industry to be thinking along these lines and we can’t wait for the entries to come in to us.

Barclaycard Arena sponsorship sales manager Ben Sharman added: “Firestone created a unique initiative for emerging bands to showcase their talents last year, and we were delighted to welcome the shortlisted acts to the Barclaycard Arena.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the competition again and we can’t wait to welcome the shortlisted acts for the final in December. We wish everyone all the very best of luck.”

For more information about Firestone’s Battle of the Bands competition, visit