Bassists, drummers, guitarists, vocalists and Keyboard players aged 11 to 19 are welcome. Musicians will be streamed by proficiency rather than age in order to ensure that they are playing in a band with others of the same ability. Please note - we cannot accept inexperienced players.
British School of Rock students: we will refer to your instructors in order to ascertain your level.
External applicants: Please call Head Office so we can discuss the level of experience required before you submit an application.
What to expect
Successful BritFest applicants will receive an information pack in June. This will tell them their band allocation and give them a list of six songs, unique to their band, that they must learn themselves to a good standard in advance of the course.
During the first four days they will be allocated their band manager, work with a professional stylist and a performance coach and spend time on stage working with a producer. Interspersed with song analysis and set list arrangements are intensive band tuition sessions with their specialist instructors. There are daily structured rehearsal sessions. On the Friday morning there will be a sitzprobe for each band together with meetings with the sound engineer, the camera crew and the stills photographer. After final soundchecks there will be a short break before the concert doors open.
The most exciting workshop of the year! Five days of intense preparation, tuition and rehearsal lead to a full concert, with full PA and lights. Now in its eigth year.
Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2024
10am to 4pm daily, ending with a concert on the Friday evening.
The Kingston Academy KT2 5PE
Ages: 11 - 19 years
Cost: £425 - Which includes a professionally filmed Download of the BritFest Live Concert (other mediums will be available)
A deposit of £100 (non-refundable unless the course does not run) is required on registration.
Due to the amount of preparation involved, any cancellations after March 31st will be subject to loss of all course fees.