Trashed Centre Stage

Introducing Trashed Centre Stage!

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Apply and be in with a chance of walking away with 250 vinyl pressings for your band, play Kendal Calling 2019 and win a regional PR Package from Ian Cheek Press.

Applications are now open for what could possibly be the competition of the year! Welcome to Trashed Centre Stage. One lucky band will walk away with 250 vinyl pressings of their music, manufactured by Packaged Sounds, play Trashed TV at Kendal Calling 2019 AND receive a comprehensive Regional, Student and Online PR campaign from Ian Cheek Press, who represent artists such as alt-J, DMA’S, Drenge, Echo & The Bunnymen, James, Pale Waves, Queen Zee, The Japanese House and Wolf Alice! What a prize right?? Read on and apply….

We recently interviewed 13 bands for Trashed TV and there was one very common theme running through out the day and that was… Bands not having enough money to pay for physical merchandise such as CD’s and vinyl, not having enough money for PR campaigns and being chosen for festivals. Well, we teamed up with some of the best in the business to deliver one amazing opportunity – Trashed Centre Stage!

The three round Trashed Centre Stage competition consists of:

Round 1: Applications. 20 bands will be chosen to go through to Round 2. Applications open from 7th March 7:30pm to 17th March closing at 7pm.

The 20 semi-finalists will be announced on Thursday 21st March.

Round 2: Social Media Voting. The 20 successful bands will go to social media voting and the top 4 bands, with the most votes will go to Round 3.

Round 3: The Live Round. Sponsored by Ticketweb, the night is set for Friday, 26th April at the prestigious Manchester venue Night & Day, which has seen bands such as Elbow, Manic Street Preachers and Kasabian grace their stage!

The 4 finalists will go head to head and be judged by a panel of experts including: XS Manchester DJ, Clint Boon, Ticketweb and Kendal Calling. (More judges to be announced soon) The bands will be judged on a number of factors including overall sound and performance. The winner will be crowned on the night and runner up prizes include: A professional photo shoot, A PR package with Flick of the Finger and feature on a future Trashed TV show.

A limited number of tickets are available for Trashed TV Guests. Many of the tickets are reserved for the bands. If you’re quick – get them here ! ! !

APPLY NOW! Good Luck!


All registered bands must be available to play live on:

Friday 26th April 2019 at Night and Day, Manchester
Saturday 27th July, Kendal Calling 2019. (Weekend pass included)

All bands must have enough material recorded and mastered for vinyl. The options available are – 12″ album, 10″ EP or 7″ single.

The details entered at registration will only be accessible by Trashed TV and Packaged Sounds. You may be contacted in the future to play Trashed TV Live events or be offered Packaged Sounds promotions.

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