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Singing audition dates for the singing competition Open Mic UK are below! The singing competition has over 10,000 entries each year, so if you're are a singer, duo, vocal group or rapper and you have the talent, apply now to audition for Open Mic UK at your nearest venue. If your application is successful, you will be invited along to perform live at an audition. Enter singing contest Open Mic UK now.

You’ll be auditioning for a place in the Open Mic UK Regional Finals which will take place on the main stage at one of the best venues in your region. The Regional Final will also include a special guest performance and will feature the best unsigned acts from your region.

You will be showcasing your music live in front of music industry judges who are at every stage of the singing competition. Last year’s competition included judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony), as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing.  The music industry judges become more prestigious as the competition progresses, so what better opportunity to get music industry feedback and get your music heard by the right people?

OPEN MIC UK 2016 SINGING AUDITION DATES

Book your singing competition audition for 2016 now to secure your place! Enter now here!

All auditions are PM auditions unless stated as AM or evening auditions.

Saturday 13th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Sunday 14th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB. (Please see specific times below)

Sunday 14th August  Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD.

Sunday 28th August Marconi Social Club, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH.

Sunday 4th September Sheffield City HallSheffield, S1 2JA. 

Saturday 10th September Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6BN.

Saturday 10th September AM The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JW.

Sunday 11th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB.

Sunday 11th September AM The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, BN3 1AS.  

Sunday 11th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR.

Saturday 17th September TouchBase, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE.

Saturday 17th September Sub89, 110 - 117 Friar Street, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1EP. (Please see specific times below)

Sunday 18th September The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG.

Sunday 18th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB. (Please see specific times below)

Evening Auditions:

Thursday 22nd September Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London, N4 4AP 

Friday 23rd September River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ 

SINGING AUDITIONS

Audition places are limited, so be quick not sorry! Registering well in advance will secure your talent audition and avoid disappointment. Enter singing contest Open Mic UK by clicking here.

Audition day Schedule:

AM Auditions

10.30am - Auditions start with Under 13 and 13-15 age categories.

11.30am - Auditions for 16-20 and 21-24 age categories.

12.30pm - Auditions for 25 and Over age category. 

1pm - UK Songwriting Competition songwritingcompetitionuk.com performances 

PM Auditions 

4.30pm - Auditions start with Under 13 and 13-15 age categories (Under 16's).

5.30pm - Auditions for 16-20 and 21-24 age categories.

6.30pm - Auditions for 25 and Over age category. 

7pm - UK Songwriting Competition songwritingcompetitionuk.com performances 

Camden and Reading Auditions

12pm - Auditions start with under 13 & 13-15 age category (under 16)

1pm - Auditions for 16-20 & 21-24 age category

2pm - Auditions for 25 and over age category

2.30pm - UK Songwriting Competition songwritingcompetitionuk.com performances

Evening Auditions 

6pm - Auditions start with Under 13 and 13-15 age categories.

7pm - Auditions for 16-20 and 21-24 age categories.

8pm - Auditions for 25 and Over age category.

On the day of the audition you will be asked to prepare a performance of up to 2 minutes maximum. The auditions are closed to the public and will be in front of the professional judging panel thus allowing live talent and ability to be judged appropriately. The audition can be a song of your choice in any style or genre and can be a cover or an original. You will be required to sing accapella if performing a cover. Those with original material may use a backing track or guitar/keyboard (not supplied) to accompany them whether played by themselves or by a backing musician.

Please make sure if using a backing track that it is Track 1 on the CD. If using a backing track you will be expected to arrive with a good quality CD. We also recommend that if using a CD you test your CD on a number of players, not just your computer, to ensure it works correctly each time.

Successful competitors from the auditions will be asked back to perform and compete live in the Regional Finals in front of a capacity audience and music industry judging panel.

The live shows take place in the same town or city as auditions where acts compete for a place in the Open Mic UK National Final.

Enter singing contest Open Mic UK to have the opportunity to play some of the best venues in the country.

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