The Road To Hardwick

Battle of The Bands
Decide who plays at Hardwick Festival’s 10th Anniversary!

Book tickets to The Road to Hardwick – Battle of The Bands at The WonderBar. Watch bands battle it out for a chance to win a set at the mainstage of Hardwick Festival 2024. Performing alongside pop royalty Becky Hill, rock legends Snow Patrol and indie sensations The Charlatans along with many more!

Not only that! The winning band will be catapulted into the limelight with incredible prizes, including a feature in top music magazines, a day’s studio time at the prestigious recording studio in Newcastle, a priceless music industry experience session AND a tailored press campaign courtesy of Northside Creative.

Who wins? You decide! Along with our judging panel of industry professionals including ‘Bondy’, former Catfish and The Bottlemen band member, David Haley from Generator, Jash Daniel from Interval Records, Marisam, along many others!

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The Road To Hardwick
14th June | 7pm

The first night of The Road To Hardwick Semi-Finals. Witness different bands showcase their talents and battle it out for a chance to win a set at Hardwick Festival!

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The Road To Hardwick
The Semi-Finals
21st June | 7pm

The second and final night of The Road To Hardwick where bands go head to head to win a set at Hardwick Festival 2024!

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The Road To Hardwick
The Final
19th July | 7pm

It’s the final of The Road To Hardwick! Watch as our finalists take centre stage to battle it out, whoever wins takes a spot at Hardwick Festival 2024!




When is The Road To Hardwick?
The Road To Hardwick will debut on April 19th, with subsequent knockout rounds bi-weekly. Two semi-final rounds are scheduled for June 14th and 21st, both at 7pm, leading up to the final on July 19th, also at 7pm.

Who is allowed to enter
If you are in a band, you are more than welcome to apply!

Can under 18s enter?
This competition is exclusively open to individuals aged 18 and above.

Where can I book tickets to watch The Road To Hardwick?
You can find free tickets on our booking platform, DesignMyNight here>

Please note that all tickets are free and this is the official website to secure your spot. We do not accept resell of tickets at any price and the only way you
 can book your tickets is on our site using our booking platform DesignMyNight.