Calling all New emerging Bands and Artists, Competition of a lifetime!

















How it works

Welcome to Road to Lakefest…….a chance of a lifetime!

Competition for Independent Emerging  Bands and Artists to win a Slot on the mainstage at Lakefest 2024, £1500 cash + 3 days recording at Ox4studios with Mark Gardiner(From the band Ride) producing.

Round 1

Submissions Now Closed.

Public voting for round 2 is now open, see below to vote for the shortlist acts. 

Round 2

Semi Finals _ Live heats

Will be held on the weekend of 31st May – 2nd June at Croft Farm in Tewkesbury, each act will get a  slot and 6 bands from this will go to the grand final. All bands who make the semi finals will get a chance to play the Road to Lakefest stage at Lakefest 2024

Grand Final

Held in Cheltenham at the annual Summer Jam on Saturday 27th July. The winners of this will get a slot on the mainstage at Lakefest on Thursday 8th August – The Stranglers . The Libertines/Jake Bugg/Olly Murrs will be also on that same stage over the weekend!. As well as a slot in the road to lakefest stage, so you get to play twice, £1500 cash to help towards your music career and 3 days recording at Ox4 Studios. There will be a 2nd prize of £750 and 3rd Prize of £500


The Winners

A once in a lifetime opportunity to perform Live on the main stage of a national music festival in front of 20,000 people!

Road to Lakefest

Round 2 Public Vote

Below are the shortlisted acts for the first round. Please cast your vote for your favourite artists by submitting a vote at the bottom of this page.

  1. Priddice Brothers Band

2. Kay Iris

3. Lennox And The Flawed

4. Gingerella

5. Girl Like That

6. Project Overload

7. Erica Jean

8. Don’t Wake the Neighbours

9. Bones Ate Arfa

10. The Getaway

11. Bacci Pouch

12. The Callbirds

13. Onika Venus

14. Lucy Starr & The Fusion

15. The Borgias

16. LILA

17. Milly Mason

18. Nigel G. Lowndes

19. Crispin

20. Haytor

21. Bro

22. Taynee Lord

23. Headwired

24. The DeadShots

25. The Tonics

26. Chloe Mogg


28. Lucy Knight

29. The Lizards

30. Maxwell Avenue

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