Top house music DJ Shenin Amara and his House of Passion brand will be supporting the UK UNSIGNED DJs category. this will be the first time this category has been fully included in the UK UNSIGNED series and will see the country’s best independent DJs showcasing their mixing and sampling skills. The UK UNSIGNED DJ’s Final will be held along with the MCs & Afro-Beats on October 3rd at Cargo in Shoreditch with several special guests in support on the night. Register here to join in.
Reggae Star Factor is set to go into their 4th season from June 29th & 30th. This will be a part of the UK UNSIGNED Reggae initiative where we will assisting the winner to perform at the Rebel Salute 2020 event in St Anns Jamaica in January. The Jamaica connection comes courtesy of Song for Jamaica and includes Jamaican partners such as Jamnesia, Black Scorpio ((sound & label) and Bodyguard sound system. Register here on this website to take part.
UK UNSIGNED Fashion was introduced to the network in 2007 and has been included intermittently during our 20 years. Now for our 20th Anniversary, in conjunction with Croydon Arts & Fashion Collective, UK UNSIGNED Fashion returns in a big way. We are encouraging aspiring fashion designers to be a part of this great opportunity to get their productions showcased. Call Iesha Samuels now on 07930901115 or register on this website to take part.
With the assistance of Bob Baker from Heritage Associates, UK UNSIGNED is pleased to announce Comedy as one of its categories. This is part of our search to find a host for our National UK UNSIGNED Week from October 6th to 112. We start the search for undiscovered comedy at the UK UNSIGNED Festival on Saturday 25th May at the Grange, Neasden, NW10 1QB from 3-10pm. The UK UNSIGNED Comedy Finals will be on Saturday 5th October at the 52 Club, 52 Gower street in London’s west end. Contact Bob Baker on 07947380426 or register right here on this website
Despite our organisation having firm roots in the comedy scene, we have never managed to get a comedy category going for UK UNSIGNED. This is now about the change as Heritage Associates have stepped forward to champion this category for the 20th Anniversary series. We will be starting the heats at the annual UK UNSIGNED Festival and this will lead up to the Finals on October 5th at our west end venue, Club 52, on 52 Gower Street. Regsiter here for details
The UK UNSIGNED Dance category has traditionally been the most exciting of each of our series. It’s biggest discovery has been the Flawless Dancers who won the 2005 competition and have gone on to dominate that whole Street Dance scene. Working with Love 2 Dance and U CAN DANCE, we are excited to be bringing back this category once more within our 20th Anniversary celebration. We kick off the series of heats at the forthcoming UK UNSIGNED Festival which takes place at the Grange, Neasden Roundabout, NW10 1QB on Saturday May 25th. There are categories for junior and senior dance groups, as well as Solo Dancers.
The next UK UNSIGNED Dance Heat comes to south London on July 21st at the Stanley Hall, 12 South Norwood Hill as we go across the capital and around the country. Those interested should register now on this website.
The Spoken Word category was first introduced to the UK UNSIGNED series at the Hackney Empire in 2005. It was last featured in 2010 with the event at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Since then the scene failed to live up to its expectation to the public and things went a little quiet. We now see a resurgence of this scene through HASHTAG#TOUR and Holda Poetry which is run by the artist, Sheda with the support of the BBMC. As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we can conclude that the Spoken Word category is back and bigger & better then before. The first heat starts at the UK UNSIGNED Festival at the Grange, Neasden Roundabout, NW10 1QB from 3pm – 10pm. The Grand Finals will be at the Broadway Theatre, Catford, SE6 on October 6th where the best unsigned Spoken Word artists will put their best pieces on show.
We are pleased to finally bring you the UK UNSIGNED Category in full effect. With the support of HBoss and Return MK, we will be bringing you UK UNSIGNED Afro Beats starting from May 25th at our Festival at the Grange, Neasden Roundabout, NW10 1QB. The Finals of the Afro Beats category will be held at Cargo in Shoreditch, east London, in October where we will have a very special guest as the headline act. This series of UK UNSIGNED Afro-Beats will be definitely placing the scene on the map for 2019. Register now on this site to be a part of it.
UK UNSIGNED has not had a focused Spoken Word category since its finals at the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2010. Now with the support of Holda Poetry and Hashtag#Tour, the Spoken Word category is front and centre amongst the wide range of categories within the country’s biggest independent competition. Holda Poetry and Hashtag#Tour is run by the leading poetry events coordinator, Sheda and they working with us to bring this category to a whole new level. Register now on this website to take part.
& Chalkhill Community Radio
Celebrating 20 Years of UK UNSIGNED
Chalkhill Community Radio 1st Birthday
Saturday 25th May
3pm – 10pm
FREE Before 6pm, £5 After
@ The Grange
Neasden Roundabout, Neasden Lane, NW10 1QB
Family Fun & Entertainment
Live Performances & UK UNSIGNED Competition Heats
£20,000 Worth of Prizes
Auditions for Chalkhill Radio Presenter Roles
Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Children’s Entertainment
Barbecue, Licensed Bar & Refreshments