20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018


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Track Record 2016 Winner Monica Moffatt laying down tracks at Independent Music Productions. 


Track Record offers bands and musicians age 12-21, and living in Kent, the opportunity to win free recording time in a local professional studio, receive professional development and mentoring time, have a live performance slot on Academy FM, and a live showcase performance during the Canterbury Festival programme.

The competition is split into the following age categories:

  • 12-14
  • 15-18
  • 19-21

Then within each age group:

  • Solo or Band
  • Covers or Original
  • Duos are welcome to apply and will be allocated under Solo or Band categories as appropriate i.e. Royal Blood covers would be considered a band 


To Enter:

Applicants need to complete an application form and submit a short track (which can be recorded on a phone). Applicants will then be invited to an audition where they will perform in front of a panel of judges.

The panel is made up of:

  • James Wilford, Your Music School
  • Emily Watts, Beautiful Town Music
  • Canterbury Festival Participation Manager

After the audition, the winners are chosen, and over the summer are offered music industry overview and songwriting surgery sessions with Emily Watts, rehearsal time at YMS thanks to James Wilford and a free recording session with Phil Wilson at Independent Music Production studios where a demo CD will be produced.

The winners are then showcased during the festival programme, offering them a live performance set and opportunity to sell CDs from the recording session! After the Festival the winners will also receive a Saturday morning slot with Andy Theoff on Academy FM, including a live interview and performance slot.

This prize is worth over £1,000 and a great opportunity for any budding musicians.




For more information about this competition please contact liz@canterburyfestival.co.uk

All entries must be submitted before June 29th 2018 to be considered.

The audition round will take place on July 14th 2018. Applicants will be notified of their approximate time slot after July 3rd


Previous Winners:

(click on the images below to read about these talented artists, and hear their recordings)


Monica Moffatt - 2016 Solo Original Material Winner

Monica Moffatt Track Record Credit Sidonie Carey Green 71 Small


Scott Layton - 2016 Solo Cover Material Winner

Scott Layton Track Record Credit Sidonie Carey Green 38 Small


The Sons of the Lotus Machine - 2016 Band Winners

TSOTLM Track Record Credit Sidonie Carey Green 134 Small


Olivia MacKenzie - 2015 Junior Solo Original Winner



Natasha Ryan - 2015 Senior Solo Original Winner



Dare - 2015 Band Winner

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Track Record is Sponsored by:

Direction Law      

Supported by Your Music SchoolIndependent Music Productions and Beautiful Town Music.