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The Future is Now, TredFest's battle of the bands competition to find the best, new grassroots music in South Wales, returns in 2022.

Bands and artists from across the region will compete over 4 qualifying rounds in venues throughout Tredegar for a chance to reach the final, held at the home of TredFest, Venue 1 on Saturday 2nd April.


The winning act will take the opening slot on the Main Stage at TredFest 2022, a £250 prize, and more prizes to be announced.


The competition is open to all solo artists and bands of any genre that can play a 30 minutes set of their own music. (No cover bands sorry!).

If you want to be a part of TredFest's 10th birthday celebration and share a stage with our biggest ever lineup then this is your only route to do it.

You can enter the competition by clicking the button above or visiting this link.

Round 1 - Friday 28th January 2022 - The Red Lion

Round 2 - Saturday 19th February 2022 - The Willows

Round 3 - Friday 4th March 2022 - The Red Lion

Round 4 - Saturday 26th March - The Bush

Final - Saturday 2nd April - Venue 1 (Kidz R Us)

The competition is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Tai Calon Community Housing and Tredegar Town Council and we are grateful for their continued support.

Previous TredFest battle of the bands winners Charlie Says celebrate their win

Previous TredFest battle of the bands winners, Charlie Says, celebrate their win.

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