Festival organisers announce contest to unearth music talent

Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park - Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park – Main Sponsor 2013-14
Balsall's Got the Voice forms part of Balsall Common Festival's Party in the Park
Balsall’s Got the Voice forms part of Balsall Common Festival’s Party in the Park

Balsall Common Festival’s search for a way to recognise local music talent at Party in the Park on Saturday 20th September has been partially solved with the introduction of a local talent contest.


The first round of Balsall’s Got The Voice takes place at the Berkswell Royal British Legion on Station Road this Friday evening (8th August), with a few spaces remaining for local talent and open door policy to friends, family and the wider community to come and see the contest.



Talent winner to kick off evening show

Audio Visual will be supplied by Avion TSL
Audio Visual will be supplied by Avion TSL

5 lucky winners on Friday will go through to the Festival Day finals on outdoor Stage 2, with the overall winner opening up the evening show on the main stage on Festival Day.


The first four qualifiers this Friday will go through courtesy of a panel of judges, with a fifth qualifier going through courtesy of a public vote.


There is still a handful of places open to contestants. Rules are as follows:



  • Acoustic sets only with a maximum of one instrument and two persons
  • Open to all ages
  • Entrants can perform covers or original material


    Event gets underway from 8pm. Entry for contestants and spectators is free. Anyone interested in entering should contact Yaz on 07983 544636.


    Overall winner to play Main Stage at Balsall Common Festival

    All five qualifiers from Friday’s event will go through to the finals competition on Stage 2 at the Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 20th September 2014. The Top 3 on the day will be recalled to the stage to compete for the winner’s title on Stage 2, after which the winner will be crowned and invited to open up the evening Party in the Park from the main stage.


    Half-priced advanced Family tickets for Main Festival Day – Saturday 20th September


    Advanced discount tickets are on sale now at official outlets:

    £5 family (£10 on gate)
    £2 adult (£5 gate)
    £1 child (£2 gate)


    Official Sales Outlets


    Angela Jaynes Florist, 209 Station Road, Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7FE
    Balsall Common Pharmacy, 192-198 Station Road, Coventry CV7 7FD



    Festival Credits


    Festival artwork donated by Future Colour Creative


    Advertising and banner print production for main Festival by Acorn Printing Ltd