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Horsham’s long running ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition has announced venue partners and dates for the heats of this year’s Original Bands and Covers Acts competitions.
Thriving new Horsham music venue The REC Rooms will host the two heats in the Covers Acts competition on 18 & 25 July, while Horsham Sports Club (HSC) will host the two heats in the Original Bands competition on 19 and 26 July.
The finals in both competitions will take place on the big festival stage in the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park on Saturday 17 August. The always popular Acoustic Originals competition will take place on Saturday 10 August on the Carfax bandstand during the regular Saturday market.
Horsham BotB chairman, Mark Daly, said: “We’re delighted to welcome on board these two excellent heat venues. While there are plenty of great live music venues in Horsham, there aren’t many with the capacity for BotB at its peak, which is, of course, what we’re always aiming for. HSC is a well established large venue – hosting as it does many top local acts throughout the year, as well as The Big Gig. The REC Rooms is a perfect new addition; we expect it to be a big draw for covers bands looking to showcase themselves and potentially get a booking there.”
There are only a handful of places left in each competition. Bands can currently still enter at www.horshambotb.co.uk
All BotB events this year will be FREE entry and part of the Horsham Festival and ‘Year of Culture’ fringe. If you’re 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 info@horshambotb.co.uk.

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