Perform in some of the UK's best live music venues

Open Mic UK prides itself on giving contestants the opportunity to perform in some of the most prestigious music venues across the UK through their competition events. Open Mic UK contestants have previously performed in Sheffield City Hall, Birmingham’s NEC and within The O2 in London to name a few!

Performing with Open Mic UK offers contestants the chance to boost their performance CVs by gaining live performance experience on some of the UK’s best stages with full tour production with live streaming of their performance on large video screens. Not only this, but contestants perform in front of large audiences and a music industry judging panel. In previous years competition judges include record label A&R from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.

Check out some of the venues you could be performing at :


The Liner Hotel plays host to the UK’s largest m...


Corn Exchange plays host to the UK’s largest mus...


CityCoast Centre Town Hall plays host to the UK’...


Eastwood Park Theatre in Glasgow plays host to the...


Sutton Coldfield Town Hall plays host to the UK’...


Bristol Music Competition The City Academy plays ...


Maxwell Hall plays host to the UK's largest music ...


Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle plays host...

Open Mic UK 2019 singing auditions dates

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Grand Final

If you're successful in your audition you will be given a place in the Regional Final Showcases and the opportunity to perform live to capacity audiences at some of the best venues in the country. The Regional Final Showcases will include all the best unsigned acts in your region and give acts important to showcase their talents to a music industry judging panel as well as a huge live crowd!

It’s here that you’ll have the chance to progress towards the National Grand Final staged at one of the best live music venues in the country. In previous years the Grand Final has been held within The O2 in London and The NEC in Birmingham.

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