Voting is now live for one week only (May 17th – 25th) for the 15 bands who have made it through to the semi finals of the Red Bull Studios live at Download 2013 opportunity.
A huge 700 bands entered in total. The public then voted and 100 of these went through to the judges panel who handpicked 15 they felt showed most potential. Last week, these 15 undertook a professional studio experience in London at Red Bull Studios which included expert mentoring, professional photos and video creation.
Only eight of these bands will make it through to play on the stage at Download 2013 in front of thousands – six places will be filled with those who collect the most votes, and two places will be ‘wildcards’, favourites of the judges (Kerrang Radio presenter Katie P, Rock Sound magazine editor Ben Patashnik, Red Bull Records label manager and music industry aficionado Angie Somerside, plus hyped rock band and Download Festival veterans Don Broco).
The first 6 winners will be announced from 5pm on Sat May 25th: 6 bands with the highest votes will automatically go through and appear on http://download.redbullstudios.com/. The final 2 judges wildcards will be announced via studio instagram @RedBullStudioLondon
The aspiring unsigned bands come from all areas of the UK and are hoping for as many votes as possible to get them through to the big stage. They need your help! Please visit the links below to watch their new videos and vote on who you want to see on stage at Download.
Searching Alaska from Essex http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/searching-alaska/
Press to Meco from Horsham/Croydon http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/press-to-meco/
We are Carnivores from Hull http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/we-are-carnivores/
Akord from Grampian, Scotland http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/akord/
I’ll Stay in Memphis from Manchester http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/ill-stay-in-memphis-2/
Semperfi from Grampian, Scotland http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/semperfi/
Sky Valley Mistress from Manchester/Lancashire http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/sky-valley-mistress/
Lower Lands from Lincolnshire http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/lower-lands/
Surrender the Coast from Leicester http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/surrender-the-coast/
Liberty Lies from Wednesbury http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/liberty-lies/
Lacey from Nottingham http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/lacey/
We Caught the Castle Reading http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/we-caught-the-castle/
Forever can Wait from Southampton http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/we-caught-the-castle/
Tu Amore from Cambridge/Peterborough http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/tu-amore/
Falling with Style from Pontypridd http://download.redbullstudios.com/band/falling-with-style/