Terms of Entering

By applying for this competition you understand that only the acts with the best online applications will be selected to audition and compete within the first audition stage. If you are unsuccessful you will not be contacted. Open to UK and Ireland acts only.


The purpose of the video stage and first audition stage is to find acts who are suitable for the competition. The competition judges will have the sole binding decision on if or not you are put through to the next round in all competition rounds, including selecting winner/s (subject to change at the creators discretion) Be sure to read all emails regarding the scoring system carefully. The purpose of this competition is to find then allow high ability musical acts a chance to play venues as well as tour the UK external to the competition. The competition is running in 5 different cities (Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and London) so please pick the closest location to you.


If you are selected as a winner of the audition stages you will get to perform at a capacity music venue selected by the production crew. Make sure you have filled out the application form to the best of your ability as this will effect if or not your act is selected to audition.


If your act is selected to audition and competes within the video stage you understand that there are two more rounds after the video audition stage (one being another video audition) before the main regional final show and by entering this competition you agree to turn up and compete as asked. There is a ticket deposit to secure your slot in the regional final this must occur so every act is committed to the shows and we don't have empty slots on the big stages!). One winner will be selected to go through to the national final from each regional event and compete to get the prize to tour the UK and all prizes listed. Tickets must be handed in for a refund before doors to get a refund. The prizes listed are subject to change. The official prize list which will go to the national winner can be found at: www.soundwavemusiccompetition.com/prizes    < This prize list cancels out any other prize lists and is the one official prize list for clarity.


You agree to place maximum effort into rehearsing before auditions and preparing your act to the highest possible standard allowing you to show off to new audiences and industry guests, as well as supporters of your act currently.



If you are under 18 years old you must inform your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before entering the competition. You grant us the right to film your act and with your permission publish the footage on media platforms throughout the world and entire Universe, without the need of payment to you. These T&C's may change at anytime.


This is a once in a lifetime chance to play the main stage at O2 Academy, tour the UK and more. Good Luck and most importantly have fun!


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