To mark its 27th year and in honour of Horsham’s ‘Year of Culture’, the long-standing ‘Horsham Battle of the Bands’ competition will return to the Carfax bandstand for one day only this August.
The always impressive ‘Acoustic Originals’ competition will take place on the bandstand (from 1pm) on 10 August during the regular Saturday market. This event will act as a prelude to the ‘Covers Acts’ and ‘Original Bands’ finals on 17 August, which will, once again, take place on a big festival stage in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park. As well as the finals, there will also, once again, be headline sets from last year’s winners. This year, all the finals will also be free entry.
Mark Daly, chairman of the organising committee, said: “The bandstand was the focal point for BotB in its heyday. In recent years, it has seen plenty of use by local acoustic acts playing the weekly ‘Horsham Rocks Presents’ gigs during the Saturday market. So it makes lots of sense this year to revisit the glory days of BotB on the bandstand, while also maintaining the park festival stage vibe of recent years. It’s coming home!”
Details of heat venues and dates will be released soon. Acts can enter all three categories now via the website www.horshambotb.co.uk. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer on the day, as part of the organising committee or as a sponsor of the event, please email the team at email@example.com.