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SINGING AUDITIONS

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 2018 SINGING AUDITION DATES

Book your singing competition audition for 2018 now to secure your place! Enter now here!

Sunday 26th August 2018 - Early PM - Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB  

Sunday 9th September 2018 - PM - Media City UK, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE 

Saturday 15th September 2018 - Early PM - SouthBank Club (Studio), Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB

Saturday 15th September 2018 - PM - Vincent Harris Suite, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA 

Sunday 16th September 2018 - AM - White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ 

Sunday 16th September 2018 - PM - 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR 

Sunday 16th September 2018 - AM - The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG 

Friday 21st September 2018 - Evening - Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE 

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - PM - Concourse 22-23, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT  

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - AM - Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH 

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - PM - Britannic Suite, The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB 

OPEN MIC UK 2018 SINGING AUDITION TIMINGS

AM Auditions

10.30am - Under 16 age category

11.30am - 16-20 age category 

12.30pm - 21 and over age category 

1pm - UK Songwriting Competition performances

Early PM Auditions - Bristol and Camden 

12pm - Under 16 age category

1pm - 16-20 age category

2pm - 21 and over age category

2.30pmUK Songwriting Competition performances

PM Auditions 

4.30pm - Under 16 age category

5.30pm - 16-20 age category

6.30pm - 21 and over age category

7pmUK Songwriting Competition performances

Evening Auditions 

6pm - Under 16 age category

7pm - 16-20 age category

8pm - 21 and over age category

 

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.

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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