Each year we are overwhelmed at how many local (and some not so local) bands & artists get in touch asking to be a part of the festival line up however the festival is only a one day event so it’s impossible to give everyone the chance to take to the stage! That aside it’s not easy to pick from such a variety of talented bands & artists so in 2016 we handed the power of choice over to the public and launched our first ever Battle of the Bands!

We whittled down the applicants and invited them to join us at The Admiral Nelson on a Saturday afternoon to perform some of their best songs, the public then voted for who they liked the best and for who they wanted to see win a slot at the Nelson’s prestigious annual music festival! Last year’s winners were Palace Pictures, a popular local band from Daventry. They put on a great performance and quite rightly won their place on the bill!

This year’s Battle of the Bands will take place on Sunday 28th May and will be hosted by not only The Admiral Nelson but by two other fantastic pubs in Braunston - The Old Plough and The Wheatsheaf. We will be working together to host the competition of the year with the winner being awarded a place at The Admiral Nelson Music Festival 2017! We can’t wait to see all of the bands and artists performing some of their best songs and we look forward to welcoming the winner to this year’s festival!

Battle of The Bands

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