Battle Of The Band 2017

Sunniside Live is appealing for up-and-coming acts to join the line up of this years Sunniside Live, Sunderland’s only city centre music festival.

The festival returns on Friday July 7, with a host of top talent, including headliner, Heather Small singing hits of M People. Music fans of all ages will be waiting eagerly to see Saturday’s headline act, the band that helped define Manchester’s music scene – The Happy Mondays, fronted by Shaun Ryder.

The Battle of the Bands Competition returns for the third year and entries are open to solo performers and bands of all genres, featuring up to eight members, on Wednesday March 1 – though all participants must be at least 16 years of age.

Applicants can complete the online form at and must be submitted with a video clip of a previous performance by Friday April 14.

All submissions will be uploaded to Sunniside Live’s website, where a public vote will run from April 15 to June 2.

Its then up to the public and the fans to decide which act wins Sunniside Live 2017 Battle of the Bands 2017.

The overall winner will be announced June 2 and they will open Sunniside Live on Saturday July 8 leading a line-up that includes The Happy Mondays, The Farm, Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Social Room (Battle of the Band Winners 2015) and local band Lord Swans.