SoCa LIVE! / So Called Studios presents

The 2020 Battle of the Band


--Band details--


Here are the timings for the first rounds of the Battle of the Bands heats


All Friday and Saturday dates will run between 19:00 – 23:00

with sound checks beginning at 17:00 for the last band on the night (load in from 16:30)


Sunday shows will run from 18:00 with a 22:00 curfew, sound checks from 16:00 for the last band on the night (load in from 15:30)


For the solo night the same time frames will apply but with less changeover time between acts


Bands CAN play up to two covers in their set but this is not required, as some people have thought previously


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Any questions please email

or call 0121 707 4152


All bands are required to bring the following equipment

If you are the last band on, provide full drumkit, bass amp

and guitar amps. We have a house drum kit which you can use, just let us know before hand

Bands not on last will need to bring guitar amps and drum breakables (inc. stands and stool).

If you'd like to arrange sharing guitar cabs etc. please join this group on facebook to chat with the other bands

All shows are strictly 16+

No roadies or +1s / parents will be allowed free entry on the day unless arranged with the venue at lease 24 hours before the show

Other upcoming dates to bear in mind are

Semi Final 1 - 30th May

Semi Final 2 - 6th June

Semi Final 3 - 13th June

The Final - 4th July

Solihull Summerfest - 25th July (12PM slot)


1st place:


27th July 2019

12 hour EP recording package

A music video


Local radio play

Possible management deal

2nd place:

6 hour EP recording package

A music video


Local radio play


All bands/acts that get through the first round win a 2 hour rehearsal

Other smaller awards will be chosen by the bar staff at the venue and will include

Most professional act

Most puntual act

Most polite act

Should've gone further award

+ many more

Posters and event link

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