Up-and-coming Scottish music stars will have the opportunity to showcase their talents at Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe in a global competition next week.
The world-renowned restaurant brand’s Battle of the Bands competition sees a global search for aspiring artists.
Glasgow artists will compete for the chance to win $15,000 and the opportunity to perform for leading music industry executives at Hard Rock Cafe New York.
Following the submission round, which began in December, the local team have selected The Asuras, Sara ‘N’ Junbug, Chris Greig & The Merchants as the three bands representing the region and will perform live at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow, with one more band set to be announced.
Hard Rock Cafe have also revealed the event will be hosted by Jim Gellatly and the judging panel will feature Kieran Webster (musician, The View), Lynne Hoggan (Heart Radio Presenter) and Morgan Woods (musician, Emme Woods).
“Hard Rock is privileged to play a role in launching these deserving artists’ musical careers,” said Ken Blaustein, Director of Music and Artist Relations.
“We proudly open our stage in Glasgow to showcase these emerging musicians, DJ’s and artists, and encourage local fans to come out and show their support as well.”
Additional cities hosting regional live music rounds include Nashville, Seattle, Sydney, Moscow and Curitiba.
After each of the 24 global performances have taken place, the judges will narrow the competition down to two groups per market.
Fans from around the world will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists after watching each band’s online submission at www.hardrock.com
The top three bands named as finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York, $15,000 cash and performance time in front of leading music industry executives.
Fans looking to cheer on these local hopefuls and discover their new favourite band, are invited to attend the live performance round at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow on Friday 5 April 2019.
Grab a free ticket here.