Red Stripe Music Awards Grand Final

With Dirty Pretty Things

The Red Stripe Music Awards grand finale is almost upon us after a marathon search for new talent across the UK, with the finalists playing The Forum, Kentish Town on May 12th.

After fifty two gigs around the UK giving over two hundred bands the chance to play in front of their local crowds, the four finalists were selected by a panel of industry movers and shakers and will play live at The Forum before the grand winner is announced.

The four bands selected to play reinforce the reach of the competition hailing from as far apart as Brighton and Edinburgh. Brighton’s eloquently named Klaus Say By The Record, Edinburgh’s charming Kiddo, The Down and Outs from Glasgow and Leeds’ O Fracas.

The winners will be granted slots at the Red Stripe Great Escape Festival in Brighton, Blissfields Festival and London’s Lovebox and will be given that most essential piece of kit for a new band, their very own tour van.

Also appearing on the night are Dirty Pretty Things, The Wallbirds and last year’s Red Stripe Music Award winners The Runners.

To get your hands on tickets for the grand final visit

Clash has been following the progress of this most ambitious of talent searches, read our bulletins on the Red Stripe Music Awards –

The Second Coming
Underway and Upping the Ante
Home Straight
The Final Countdown

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