• All participants must be over 18 years old
  • All songs performed throughout the competition must be radio friendly and no longer than 4 minutes long
  • All musicians who make it through to the live shows will be required to write and perform an original song relating to ‘London’
  • Maximum 4 band members
  • No drums (percussion only, i.e. Cajon), no guitar/bass amps
  • All participants must be available for the dates of The New York Coffee Festival, from 12-14 October 2018, in order to be eligible for the first prize

All participants must be available from 17.30 until 23:00 on the dates of the competition, listed below.


Preliminary Rounds

Venue: Obar, 83-85 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 6QE

Dates: February 2018 (TBC)



Venue: Freedom Bar, 60-66 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TA

Dates: March 2018 (TBC)


The London Coffee Festival

All finalists must be available to perform at The London Coffee Festival 2017

Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR

Dates: 12-15 April 2018



Venue: 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN

Date: April 2018 (TBC)