Bands ready for this year’s battle in Horsham


The line-ups for the heats in the Originals category of this year’s Horsham Battle of the Bands have been announced.

The heats are on August 13 and 18 at Horsham Sports Club from 7pm.

Three bands from each heat will go through to the Originals final during the Festival Weekend in the Human Nature Garden, Horsham Park, on Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20.

Heat one – August 13


Soho Dukes

The Unblessed

Luna Blue



Leave The Engine Running

Heat two – August 18


Five Rounds Rapid






Entry to the heats is free, while tickets for the weekend are on sale now at or can be purchased on the gate.

Horsham BotB is a non-profit event that relies on weekend gate sales and sponsorship from its chief sponsor QM Studios. Entry is £5 for the Saturday, £4 for the Sunday or £7 for the weekend (under 12s go free).

The weekend will kick off with the Covers competition on Saturday from 1pm with the final of the Originals contest taking place at 5pm.

The event will come to a close on Sunday afternoon with the Acoustic Originals competition from 1pm.

As a special treat, last year’s winners – The Farmboys Flying Low, and Hollie Rogers – will perform headline sets while the judges deliberate in each competition.

The weekend will have professional circus performers, circus workshops for kids and face-painting. Hot food will be supplied courtesy of Apple & Cor and Horsham market traders DJ’s Spot. Hepworth’s bar will provide beverages and a wine selection, as well as beers and ciders. People can bring picnics but camping stoves, BBQs and alcohol are prohibited.

In the run-up to the weekend, the BotB website will host an online People’s Choice poll where fans can vote for their favourites.

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