Striking a Chord: The WonderBar’s Path To Hardwick Glory!

Published: 13 Mar 2024
Striking a Chord: The WonderBar’s Path To Hardwick Glory!

The WonderBar's path to Hardwick glory

Welcome to The WonderBar’s path to Hardwick glory: The Road to Hardwick – Battle of The Bands!

Calling all music lovers! We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for aspiring bands and musicians across the North East. In collaboration with Hardwick Festival‘s 10th anniversary, we’re hosting a Battle of The Bands competition right here at The WonderBar in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Picture this…

The pulsating energy of live music, the adrenaline rush of competition, and the chance to perform alongside musical royalty at Hardwick Festival. It’s a dream come true for any budding band or artist looking to make their mark on the mainstage! But wait, there’s more! The winning band will not only take stage on Hardwick’s celebrated mainstage but also score incredible prizes, features in top music magazines, a day’s studio time at a prestigious recording studio in Newcastle, a tailored press campaign courtesy of Northside Creative, plus much more!


Even if you don’t secure the top spot, fear not! All participants will benefit from invaluable insights and advice from industry pros, national music journalists, and regional radio icons. It’s a win-win for everyone involved!


What are you waiting for?

Rally your bandmates, tune your instruments, and apply via Hardwick Festival’s official website before the deadline on Monday, 25th March. This is your chance to shine in the spotlight and kickstart your journey to music stardom!


Your Vote Counts!

But it’s not just about the bands – it’s about YOU, the audience! Come and witness the the battle and decide who takes the stage at Hardwick Festival 2024!

Apply to The Road To Hardwick > 


But hold on, let’s answer some burning questions you might have:

Where is The Road To Hardwick held?

At The WonderBar, located in the city centre of Newcastle on Newgate Street.

What is the prize for The Road To Hardwick – Battle of The Bands?

A set mainstage at Hardwick Festival, plus other incredible prizes including a feature in top music magazines, a day’s studio recording time, priceless industry knowledge, a tailored press campaign plus much more!

How many bands participate in The Road To Hardwick – Battle of The Bands?

Each night will include 4 live bands and artists will battle it out on WonderBar’s path to Hardwick glory.

Does Newcastle have a good music scene?

Absolutely! Newcastle boasts several renowned music venues such as the O2 Academy Newcastle, Sage Gateshead, and the Newcastle City Hall, which host a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year. Additionally, the city has a thriving underground music scene with numerous smaller venues, pubs, and clubs that showcase local talent and emerging artists.


So, what are you waiting for? Join us on The Road to Hardwick and let’s rock the stage together!

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