Tyre brand Firestone is giving unsigned music acts a chance to shine in front of huge new audiences – including a top UK festival slot – with its Road to the Main Stage competition. More than 2,500 entries have been recorded since 2015 and voters have cast more than 10,000 votes in the last two years. TV and radio presenter Abbie McCarthy returns for a third year as the Firestone Road to the Main Stage’s ambassador.
The winning act will earn the right to play on the biggest stage of their lives, a VW Transporter van for a year, in-store credit at a Professional Music Technology store, brand new gear from Orange Amplification and a contribution towards the creation of an EP. Aspiring acts just need to upload their music to firestone.roadtothemainstage.co.uk. Then comes the wait to discover whether they are one of eight shortlisted acts.
In five years, Firestone has given away more than 160 hours of studio recording time. As part of their prize, the 2017 and 2018 winners, Fire Fences and John Nicholas, played at the All Points East festival in London, generating priceless exposure and national media headlines.
Firestone UK’s brand manager Sofie Bronserud said Road to the Main Stage “offers so much more than a stand-alone trophy and a soundbite.
“Our past-winners are now making a name for themselves, shortlisted finalists have been given the confidence to know that they are talented enough to record new music and opportunities are continuing to open up as a result.”
To enter Firestone’s Road to the Main Stage and for more information, visit firestone.roadtothemainstage.co.uk