The hunt is on. It’s that time of year again and O’Neill’s are on the lookout for the UK’s best new act with Sound of Summer 2019.

Sound of Summer is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

As part of O’Neill’s Sound of Summer – in association with Jack Daniels and DIY – we’re searching for the brightest new act to perform alongside one of the UK’s biggest bands playing at this year’s Jack Daniel’s Present’s an unforgettable night of live music with an incredible headliner.

Our Sound of Summer application form is now closed.

Please follow the amazing journey to find our Sound of Summer 2019 winner at our local heats and regional finals. List of dates and locations below:

Local Heats - 1st August

East and West Midlands

O'Neill's Broad Street
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HG

O'Neill's Leicester
16-20 Loseby Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5DR

O'Neill's Northampton
45-47 The Drapery, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2EU

O'Neill's Solihull
Poplar Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3AB

O'Neill's Worcester
6-8 St. Nicholas Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1UW

O'Neill's Nottingham
8-9 Beastmarket Hill, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FB

East of England

O'Neill's Peterborough
Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1SQ

O'Neill's Watford
Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1ET


O'Neill's Carnaby Street
37-38 Great Marlborough Street, London, Greater London, W1F 7JF

O'Neill's Harrow
335-339 Station Road, Harrow, Greater London, HA1 2AA

O'Neill's Kings Cross
73-77 Euston Road, Marylebone, London, Greater London, NW1 2QS

O'Neill's Wimbledon
66 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, Greater London, SW19 1RQ

O’Neill’s Enfield
5 The Town, Enfield, Greater London, EN2 6LE

O’Neill’s Wardour Street
33-37 Wardour Street, Soho, London, Greater London, W1D 6PU

North West

O'Neill's Liverpool
68 Hanover Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4AG

O'Neill's Printworks
The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS

Scotland and Northern Ireland

O'Neill's Aberdeen
9-10 Back Wynd, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, AB10 1JN

O'Neill's Merchant Square
71-73 Albion Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, G1 1NY

The Tron
9 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW

The Granary

10 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G41 3NH

South East

O'Neill's Bromley
27-29 East Street, Bromley, Greater London, BR1 1QE

O'Neill's High Wycombe
Pauls Row, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2HQ

O'Neill's Kingston-upon-Thames
3 Eden Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1BQ

O'Neill's Oxford
37 George Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2AY

O'Neill's Reading
4 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DB

O'Neill's Winchester
90-91 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

O'Neill's Woking
Crown Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HR

O'Neill's Bournemouth
231 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1JZ

O'Neill's Southsea
Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SX

O'Neill's Maidenhead
95-97 King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1DP


O'Neill's St Mary Street
85-87 St Mary Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1DW

North East

The Hancock
2a Hancock Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE2 4PU


Regional Finals

O'Neill's Reading
15th August

O'Neill's Wardour Street

15th & 22nd August

O'Neill's Birmingham
22nd August

O'Neill's Merchant Square
22nd August

O'Neill's Nottingham
22nd August

These Regional winners will then be reviewed by a panel of expert judges where a National Winner will be crowned and get the chance to perform alongside one of the UK’s biggest acts at Jack Daniel’s Presents in Birmingham. Not only does the prize include the coveted opening slot at this year’s Jack Daniel’s Presents, but the National winner will also be taken on a three-day UK mini tour ahead of the gig, courtesy of Jack Daniels.