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Alex Baker (Kerrang Radio unsigned show) "The Surface Festival gives bands a genuine opportunity to get their music in front of people in the industry that can help further their careers. The best bands WILL inevitably rise to the top, the National this year was very hard to judge, amazing stage shows, amazing songs, amazing bands – congratulations to Great Imitation who blew everyone’s minds. The prizes offered for the winning band and runners up are just fantastic and the experience all the bands gain from playing larger venues is priceless."

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What is Surface Festival

Surface Festival is the largest event of its kind in the Europe.auckland hotel We are based in 16 cities in the U.K. and Europe and operate over 500 shows a year working with artists and musicians from all backgrounds, ages and genres. We work in partnership with some of the largest global sponsors to deliver amazing prizes and opportunities for bands and musicians involved in the Festival. We are heavily industry involved and have a dedicated Industry Judges section under the “About The Festival” tab. Check out the “Testimonials” tab for first hand success stories from bands that have taken part in Surface Festival. For a full list of prizes and opportunities that are available check out the Prizes section under the “About The Festival” tab.

‘Top 5 Tips’ for independent and unsigned bands

The Surface Festival bestows all the tools bands and artists need in the modern digital age to gain precious exposure in the discordant music industry. Here are our top 5 tips for coming to terms with today’s music industry.

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Jon Brookes from The Charlatans, who has been involved in the Festival from its beginnings, recently stated in his blog: “Surface continues to act like a giant music magnet finding exciting ground breaking new acts. It re-energizes the inner cities searching out new talent. The prizes and industry weight of the various associate sponsors shows the level at which this festival is now held in the industry.”

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