Blog: Fireballs Hottest Band Competition 2019 Sets Live Music Ablaze


Fireball are a huge supporter of upcoming British musical talent and the first round of successful applicants for Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 Competition has been announced!

Narrowed down from a massive 350 plucky and exciting new musical acts, entries nationwide are 30 ace artists, who are set to play across four regional live heats in Sheffield, London, Newcastle and Birmingham.

The bands included are… Red Winter, Without Andrew, The Human Project, Counting Coins, Deadset Dream, W.O.R.M, Northern Horizon, Deadbeat Paradise, Digits, Thieves of Liberty, LoGox, Too Close For Missiles, The Lagan, WACO, The Famous Class, These Five Years, Mick O’Toole, The Run Up, Death By Shotgun, Black Water County, Sinful Maggie, Wood & Nails, Lightblue, Blick Black & The Chilihollers, One State Drive, Worry, and Brixton Alley.

Congrats to all these awesome bands and best of luck with the heats! Make sure you check these breath-taking acts out as potential entertainment for your venue!

Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition 2019 Live Heats are as follows:

September 2 London O2 Academy Islington

+ Special guests TBA (w/ The Lagan, WACO, The Famous Class, These Five Years, Mick O’Toole, The Run Up, Death By Shotgun, Black Water County, Sinful Maggie)

September 5 Newcastle O2 Academy

+ Special guests TBA (w/ Northern Horizon, Deadbeat Paradise, Digits, Thieves of Liberty, LoGox, Too Close For Missiles)

September 6 Sheffield O2 Academy

+ Special guests Sweet Little Machine (w/ Red Winter, Without Andrew, The Human Project, Counting Coins, Deadset Dream)

September 7 Birmingham O2 Academy

+ Special guests Templeton Pek (w/ Wood & Nails, Lightblue, Blick Black & The Chilihollers, One State Drive, Worry, Brixton Alley

The dates for Fireball’s Fuelling The Fire Tour are one sale and will run as follows:

December

2th - London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 3th - London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 5th - Glasgow O2 Academy 6th - Newcastle O2 Academy 7th - Bristol O2 Academy 9th - Manchester O2 Ritz 10th - Sheffield O2 Academy 12th - Birmingham O2 Academy 13th - Oxford O2 Academy 14th - Bournemouth O2 Academy

Fireball UK Brand Ambassador Matt Reynolds says: “Things are really starting to hot up (pun intended) now as we prepare to go into the live heat stages of Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition. This is where I start to get really excited for the Fuelling the Fire tour because it’s the first time I get a look in at what really shapes the tour for the year: the local scene in each city.

“I also finally get to see who’s going to be our opener for each show! From the sheer quality of all the entries so far I can tell I’m about to delve into a whole lot of amazing underground live acts over the coming weeks - it’s going to make it so hard to pick the finalists; it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!”

Be sure to grab your tickets here and don’t miss the fun!

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