Battle of the Bands 2023

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The Duke, in association with Marlow FM and MyMarlow, are delighted to announce the line up and dates for the 2023 Student Battle of The Bands for local students…

Following on from the huge success of 2022, which launched Babyteeth onto the UK stages, the competition is designed to promote emerging talent of any genre, to provide a stage for this talent and promote live music as an art form.

This year we have six local bands, with a format of two heats, one on Sunday 30th April (this weekend which is the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend; the second Heat is Sunday 14th May, both start at 4pm in the afternoon, on the main stage in The Marquee.

All family, friends and supporters of all ages are most welcome to attend. We will be taking four acts forwards to the Grand Final on Sunday 9th July (provisional).

Judging for the two heats will be done by invited friends of The Duke from the music industry, radio and media; the final will be split into three judges with 60% of the vote and 40% of the vote from the audience. 

SUNDAY 30th APRIL – 4pm to 10.30pm

  • Pyrokinesis
  • Majesty
  • Blankfield

SUNDAY 14th MAY – 4pm to 10.30pm

  • Division X
  • Diverted Traffic
  • + 1 tbc
  • + one guest act

This Sunday’s heat will be followed by a live performance from last years winners Babyteeth, we are thrilled to have them back in a busy year for them.

All welcome, there is no entry ticket needed, come down and support!


The Duke, Queens Road, Marlow

Article author: Paul Merchant

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