Battle Of The Bands 2013


– Marlow, Buckinghamshire

This year our 4th competition went National! With multiple heats, LIVE Broadcasts on the Internet, Industry Judges and TOP Prizes!!


The Rock Academy would like to say thank you to following companies who have all contributed to make this event successful. We continuosly need support for local companies to put on our events and make them inspirational for young people. If you would like to become an Academy sponsor please email our Academy Director, Pete Doyle,


Nortons – Main Event Sponsor
Runner up cash prize £50.00.We are really grateful to Nortons who are the Grand Final Main Sponsor. The have been instrumental in the successful of the event and are a big supporter of the Rock Academy and the work we do with young bands.

 Reading Festival – Top Prize Sponsors
Reading Festival have given the winning band members a Weekend ticket for Reading 2013 Festival.

Recently named the ‘Best Festival’ at the NME Awards, this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals are officially set to be better than ever! 2013 promises more – more stages, more bands and more entertainment, all coming together to form an incredible line-up with the biggest names in rock, indie, dance, alternative and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds guarantee exclusive performances, huge headliners and rising stars and are the only place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend with friends this summer.

The festival headliners for 2013 will be pop-punk pioneers Green Day playing Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, global rap icon Eminem, who takes to the stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds and ‘Best British Band’ NME Award winners Biffy Clyro closing the show on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds. All three of the Main Stage headliners are UK festival exclusives; you won’t find them at any other UK festival this year!”

Outhouse Studios – Top Prize Sponsors
Outhouse Studios are giving the winning band a professional track recording in their Reading studio.


Apex Music – Guitar Raffle Prize
Apex Music have kindly donated a Guitar Raffle Prize
Drumwright – Drum Kit Sponsor
Thank you to Drumwright for providing a top pro drum kit for the band to use throughout the evening and raffle prizes too.
Martins Lights – Lighting
 Thank you to Martins Lights for putting on a spectacular light show throughout the whole evening.
Complicated String Company – Sound
Thank you to Joe from the Really Complex Sound Company for providing a full sound PA and mics for the whole event.
The Rock Academy Volunteer Crew:
We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out on the night to make the event run smoothly.
Colin Williams, Paul Collins, Martin Rogers, James Carragher, Carol Collins, Ian Stock, Keith Lewington and all the bands and parents for turning up and supporting the event.


If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, please email us at