Summer 2017 / Bristol

THE UNDERDOG RETURNS

MISSION

Created to offer a sustainable alternative to the national battle of the bands competitions. By taking things back to their grassroots we’ve been able to build something that is a real asset to the Bristol music scene and beyond.

Since we launched the Underdog back in 2015 we’ve built a great reputation in the Bristol area for transparency, hard work and our ethical approach at running events. We pay all bands inline with Musician’s Union guidelines too!

2015

Our launch year, featuring fifty acts competing for our signature £1,000 in cash. Thirteen events culminated in a sell out show at The Fleece where we crowned prog-rockers Myst our 2015 winners.

2016

Our second year, where we increased to sixty bands and seventeen events. We moved the Grand Final to the main stage of the o2 Academy, where gypsy-folk band Imprints took the top prize.

2017

Our third year, and we can finally reveal what we’ve got lined up for 2017! We’ve tweaked the format to keep things fresh, but we’re keeping the good bits! Who will be crowned our 2017 winner?

HALL OF FAME

OUR PRIZE WINNERS

2016

IN NUMBERS