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Futuresound Competition

Discussion in 'Music Chat' started by O Captain, May 30, 2014.

  1. O Captain

    O Captain New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    death cab for cutie
    Has anybody had any experience with the competition Futuresound run for a place on Leeds Festival?

    How it's judged / turn-outs for the heats / promotion / any thing to be wary of etc.
     
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  3. JoeBRG

    JoeBRG Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Radiohead/Shellac/Wu
    The whole thing.

    60 tickets sent per band at £4 each ticket for Futuresound.

    4/5 bands per heat, 8 heats this year I think.

    Held at their venue in Cockpit where they take all the bar takings.

    But they're only in it to promote the bands, obviously. . .


    Other people will say other things about it. Up to you.
     
  4. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    Used to be dead good, then went a bit shit, now it has the potential to be good again. Enjoy.
     
  5. GregB

    GregB Active Member

    Isn't it at the Wardrobe this year?
     
  6. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    I believe so yeah.
     
  7. Seany

    Seany Active Member

    Favourite Bands:
    !!!, Can, Mars Volta
    Always enjoyed it myself, bands such as Sky Larkin, Pulled Apart By Horses, iForward Russia!, The Sunshine Underground, Wild Beasts, The Cribs have all played at some stage or another.

    Just enjoy it for being a gig. Which generally will have an audience.
     
  8. davelms

    davelms Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Not Telling
    Has someone seen this advertised anywhere? I've been looking out but not seen mention of it and nothing on Cockpit site.
     
  9. dodell

    dodell New Member

    Don't think they've announced any heats yet. I saw them asking for bands to submit though.

    It's an opportunity to get out to see some local bands in what is usually a rather quite period for gigs.
     
  10. JDR

    JDR New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    ToolShellacMelvins
  11. Rhubarbfest

    Rhubarbfest New Member

  12. jamesthecat

    jamesthecat Member

    Favourite Bands:
    THE FALL, TOM WAITS
    it was 100 tickets and they take £4 for the first 15 and £1 for each ticket after that, you keep the rest. So if you sold 100 tickets you would get £255 not nothing... but no you don't get paid a fee up front and you don't have to pay for the first 15 tickets at all if you don't sell them (just to clear that up)

    4 bands a heat, 15 heats last year so 60 bands.

    previously it's always been at cockpit, and yes you don't get a cut of the bar takings (i do not know a single venue that gives acts a cut of the bar takings in leeds city centre or elsewhere for that matter...)

    they are obviously not 'only in it to promote bands' it brings a good chunk of money to the cockpit over the summer when all the students have gone home and most bands are either doing festivals or not touring at all, but they're not running some scam pay to play scheme and the prize is decent isn't it?

    Take it for what it is if you don't agree with the money split or the ideology behind BOTB competitions. don't enter.

    don't expect to win and don't think your band is any good if you do, or nowt if you don't.
     
  13. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    Pretty accurate summary. Also, if you do win the prize is fucking brilliant.
     
  14. davelms

    davelms Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Not Telling
  15. Tom Russia

    Tom Russia New Member

    I don't think it's going to work well at the Wardrobe at all. Room 2 at the Cockpit was about the right size.
     
  16. O Captain

    O Captain New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    death cab for cutie
    I believe it's at The Library
     
  17. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
  18. davelms

    davelms Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Not Telling
    Was there an announcement somewhere?
     
  19. davelms

    davelms Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Not Telling
  20. Seany

    Seany Active Member

    Favourite Bands:
    !!!, Can, Mars Volta
    ALLUSONDRUGS for the win?
     
  21. O Captain

    O Captain New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    death cab for cutie
    Hmm, we've been told we're on at The Library - they must be doing it across 2 venues ?
     

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