Sign up for a chance to play the Download Festival

Calling all new bands! Red Bull Studios want to propel you into the big time. Read on.

Turning things up to 11 at the 2013 Download Festival
Red Bull Bedroom Jam at Download 2013© Nick Pickles/Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Studios increased their own workload exponentially recently when they launched a competition for unsigned bands across the UK, aged 16-25, to win the chance to play Download.

The lucky rockers will get to record at the London studio, receive some sage advice from industry specialists and, best of all, get a taste for the big time by performing on Red Bull's stage at the Download Festvial in June.

Applicants have two weeks, from April 8 to April 26, to upload a video of themselves. These will be whittled down to a 100-strong shortlist by a judging panel comprising you, the public, and industry bods including Kerrang! Radio presenter Katie P, Rock Sound editor Ben Patashnik, Red Bull Records label manager Angie Somerside and Download veterans Don Broco.

One hundred will become 15. These bands will then record a track at Red Bull Studios in London before the public vote for eight of them to play on the Red Bull Studios Live stage at Download.

For more, go to redbullstudios.com/downloadfestival.