The registration and voting stage for this years Red Bull Studios Download Fesitval 2014 Unsigned competition has began.

Unsigned bands have until April 21st to create a profile on and promote themselves.

At 5pm (GMT) on April 21st, the top 100 bands will go through to the next round where they will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
The panel includes Kerrang Radio presenter Katie P, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Red Bull Records label manager Angie Somerside, and Don Broco.

The judges will select 15 bands who will be given the opportunity to head to Red Bull Studios in London to record in the studio, be given industry tips, record a promotional video and more.

On May 16th, the 15 promotional videos will be released online for the public to decide who will play the Red Bull Studios Live stage at Download Festival 2014. Six bands will be decided by the public and two will be chosen as wildcards by the judges, with four bands playing across 2 days of the festival.

Head to for further information and good luck to all the bands entering.

Red Bull Studios have also released ‘Cut Your Teeth’, a short film about starting out in the world of rock featuring Frank Turner, While She Sleeps, Don Broco, Blitz Kids, Arcane Roots, Mallory Knox, Deaf Havana and more.

The film can be viewed by clicking read more.

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