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Battle of the Bands line-up confirmed for Horsham

Crowd shot from last year's battle of the bands. Photo Credit: Horsham Battle of the Bands

Organisers have revealed the full line-up for Horsham Battle of the Bands competition as it returns to the Human Nature Garden in Horsham Park this month.

For the 30th anniversary of the event, this year there will be a total of 19 acts competing over two days with three categories of Cover Acts, Original Bands and Acoustic Originals , plus special guest headline performances from two of last year's winners Deine Mutter and Danny Dangerously.

Co-organiser, musician and event host Jamie 'Stan' Stanley said: ““As always, the event will be free entry with food outlets and a bar on site, plus circus entertainment and workshops for kids.

"The criteria for entering is that all acts must have members that either live or work in the district or they must've played a gig in the district in the last year. So they're all local bands. Beyond that we don't know much about them.

“But the standard is always very high.

"Each band only gets 20 mins each, so from an audience perspective if someone's not your cup of tea, there will be something else along in no time.

“It's always a great atmosphere. Audience reaction is one of the judging criteria. There's always singing along and dancing from the crowd at some point. And we have our circus performers and workshops on hand to keep the kids entertained and engaged.

“We're pretty much back to our normal pre-Covid event plan, obviously with all the usual protocols in place, sanitising etc.

"Battle of the Bands is important because it gives a professional platform to performers of all ages and levels of experience.

"Events like this are also priceless in terms of bringing people together and giving them something to smile about in these unsettled times. Plus it's free entry.”

Some of the acts you can expect to see include Evading Solaris, David Standing, Sugar Honey, Common Buzzards, Molly McKenna and Downtown Roundabout to name a few.

To see the full line up, visit http://www.horshambotb.co.uk/

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