So Called Studios are teaming up with The Castle and Falcon for the semi finals of their famous Battle of the Bands competition.

After the success of last year, the rehearsal rooms and recording studio in Acocks Green, Birmingham, is hosting its biggest ever Battle of the Bands with a bigger venue and even bigger prizes for the winning act.

The battle sees three days of local alternative and rock outfits battle head to head to reach the final at The O2 Academy, Birmingham. A special battle on July 21st will let gig goers decide who out of the five bands selected by promoters and studio staff should open the night of the finals on August 4th.


Each ticket purchased will give you a chance to back your favourite act, as a voting slip will be given to score the bands alongside special guest judges.

The winner of Battle of the Bands will receive prizes worth thousands of pounds, including a headline slot at the Solihull Summer Festival.

Dates and performances for Battle of the Bands are: 

Friday 13th 

Fighting in Someone’s House V Kanvas V Time of the Mouth

Sunday 15th July

Giant and the Georges V Marstone V Lauren Marie

Saturday 21st July

Maxwell Avenue V Dirty Barons V Culdesac V Martha’s Needle V Prometheus

Sunday 22nd July

Rebel’s Kiss V Sketch V Three Knuckle Shuffle


Tickets for semi final rounds on 13th, 15th and 22nd July can be purchased here. The round on July 21st pay on the door only.