O’Neill’s Sound of Summer

Are you ready for the return our epic Sound of Summer competition?

Our 2017 Sound of Summer competition was so successful, we’ve decided to host it again but this year it’s going to be bigger, better and louder than before!

Live music is always great craic – and good for the soul, too. At O’Neill’s, live music is our passion and now we want to bring you the best in up-and-coming talent across the UK.


*The extended registration date may be after the local heats have taken place at a few of our pubs - make sure to get your entries in as soon as possible before the local heats begin across the UK from 6th May.

The local heats are just around the corner and we’re inviting all budding solo artists, duets and bands to take part – register here and choose your local O’Neill’s to begin the battle.


£5,000 cash

A slot at a leading UK festival

Studio recording time

A UK tour of O'Neill's*

Our successful candidates will be battling it out in local heats across the UK from 6th May to 9th June. Local winners will then take each other on in the regional heats between 12th July and 9th August, with the final acts competing in the national final at our flagship O’Neill’s Wardour Street at the end of August. Only one can be crowned the Sound of Summer champion and get their turn in the spotlight at a leading UK festival.

It's going to be an awesome Summer of Sound!

O'Neill's Sound of Summer

At O’Neill’s, we are proud of our musical heritage, having played host to musical legends like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac over the years.

Now we want to create our own legends, selecting our favourite act to spotlight at a leading UK festival, tour our O’Neill’s sites and record in a studio (don’t forget the £5,000 cash prize too!)

O'Neill's Sounds of Summer

* Tour dates and locations to be mutually agreed between Promoter and winning act.

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