Are you a local band with big aspirations? If so, #HardRockRising is just for you.

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is hosting four heats to find the North West’s best talent in March, and you have until 26th January to sign up and get involved.

The four heats, to be held on Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March 2015 are due to take place at Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester’s Printworks. Hard Rock will be raising money for Forever Manchester on each of these nights.

Our Ambassador, Emma Livingstone is Sales and Marketing Manager at the Manchester Cafe, and FM would like to thank her for supporting us in this worldwide search for talent.

For the fifth consecutive year, Hard Rock is continuing its commitment to aspiring musicians by holding a worldwide search for talented bands to showcase their talents on an international stage.

Hard Rock Rising, the world’s most far-reaching battle of the bands competition gives local groups a shot at stardom with an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to compete for the chance to perform at the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Music Festival this summer.

If you want to register to compete in this exciting competition, head to the HardRockRising website to register and read all the Terms and Conditions, but be fast as you have until Monday 26th January to do so.

The competition process is as follows:

  • Phase 1 6th – 26th January – bands applications on
  • Phase 2 2nd – 16th February – fan voting, more votes, more chances to play
  • Phase 3 The heats – 8pm Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th March, with the Final on the 26th March. The winning band will receive a prize of $1000 and move on to the regional phase of the competition.
  • Phase 4 Each Cafe’s winning band will be judged resulting in 5 regional winners.

Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will take place on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in front of 60,000 fans, featuring a line-up of international talent performing against the backdrop of the beach at El Forum. This unique and cultural music event gives music lovers the opportunity to witness the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona music festival and enjoy some of the hottest and most recognised names in music.