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LIVE : Ferndown 2018

April, 21st 2018 @ Barrington Theatre, Ferndown

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Live: Ferndown 2018

Welcome to Dorset’s Premier Music Showcase

Running since 2013, Live: Ferndown encapsulates, showcases and grows the very best of local music talent, in a competitive but inclusive atmosphere.

This exciting and coherent Brand looks to support up and coming talent, build a local music and events community, and bring the public together in supporting live music.

This season, the competition is supporting the Mayor of Ferndown’s charity, the Ferndown Wheelpark.

Live: Ferndown is about talent, passion and fun!

FREE & Easy To Enter!

Registrations Close September, 1st 2017

Register here, or contact us through our Facebook page.  Take the opportunity to gain exposure, build your music brand, and be part of our growing community of artists, specialists, family and friends, and pure music fans.

Showcasing Great Talent

Meet Past Years' Winners

Draconum

Draconum

Winners 2017

Amie Knight

Amie Knight

Winner 2016

Emma-Jane Toop

Emma-Jane Toop

Winner 2015

Harmony Twist

Harmony Twist

Winners 2013

Dates & Events

Semi Final 1

Friday, 13th October 2017

From 8pm at the Ferndown Forest Inn Golf Club

A maximum of seven acts will play three tracks each. Each will be given feedback, and at the end the Finalists announced.

The Acts of the First Semi Final are:

1 – Karl Vogts

2 – Lydia Hannah

3 – Amie Bedford

4 – Bel Evans

5 – Chris Collins

6 – Laura Elisabeth

7 – 27 Days


Fans, family and friends of the acts are encouraged to join us at our Semi Finals. Let’s get together, have fun and enjoy great talent!

Semi Final 2

Friday, 17th November 2017

From 8pm at the Ferndown Forest Inn Golf Club

A maximum of seven acts will play three tracks each. Each will be given feedback, and at the end the Finalists announced.

The Acts of the First Semi Final are:

1 – Tori Allen

2 – Sophie Louise

3 – James Clark

4 – Wild Ash Hill

5 – TBA

6 – TBA

7 – TBA


Fans, family and friends of the acts are encouraged to join us at our Semi Finals. Let’s get together, have fun and enjoy great talent!

Semi Final 3

Friday, 19th January 2018

From 8pm at the Ferndown Forest Inn Golf Club

A maximum of seven acts will play three tracks each. Each will be given feedback, and at the end the Finalists announced.

The Acts of the First Semi Final are:

1 – Face the Fact

2 – Amy & Becky

3 – Tanya Miller

4 – Izzy Apperley

5 – Molly Poole

6 – TBA

7 – TBA


Fans, family and friends of the acts are encouraged to join us at our Semi Finals. Let’s get together, have fun and enjoy great talent!

Grand Final Live: Ferndown 2018

Saturday, 21st April 2018 | 7.30 - 10.30pm

Grand Final of Live: Ferndown 2018 will be at the Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, Dorset. Ticket Sales will start in January 2018

2018 Categories and Prizes

Overall Winner

Half day Studio Recording, Certificate and First Band on at Potato Pants Festival

Best Band or Group

Professional Photography Session

Best Original Song

Interview and Playtime on Forest FM

Best Vocalist

Studio Time

Judges’ Special Award for Excellence

Vocal Coaching

Audience Love

Voted on by the audience – Cash Prize

The Judges

All images below are from Live:Ferndown 2017 and are Courtesy of Helena Mace, Silvermace Photography

Led by Brian Oliver, owner of Basement Studios in Wimborne, this Judging Panel knows what it’s about, and Brian will articulate their views.

Matt Black ‘Piano Man’, owner of Hangover Hill Studios and legendary performer in his own right, Matt performs by Royal Appointment, but is also comfortable entertaining the troops!

Helena Mace, international singer/songwriter and guitarist, Helena is also the official photographer for Live: Ferndown!

Talented singer and vocal coach Samantha Laurilla adds a different perspective.

Last but not least ‘Ben’, Ian Bennett the organiser of Potato Pants Festival, and Festival Partner to Live: Ferndown brings the fans view of the artists to bear.

Guests on the night will get to decide as well – there is a Public Vote for the category Audience Love. The winner will receive a cash prize!