April 18th, 2013

Eaglefest would like to thank all of the people who helped us organise, run and judge the fylde coast Battle of the Youth bands 2013.

A massive congratulations to THE PEOPLE for winning this year. All of the bands were brilliant and the level of talent is outstanding. All five bands put on a hell of a show!!


A big thank you to the Judges:

Heat 1 

Chris Chew  – Black Pearl and Kudos

Sebastien Orain – The Deadbangers

Si Staples – Slander


Heat 2

Si Staples – Slander

Jakey Jakester – Smoking Monkey – Monkey wood

David O’Brien – Swearfinger


Heat 3

Si Staples – Slander

Russell Smith  – Rupert Fabulous

Drea Knight –


The Final

Dan Atkinson – Hard Rock Studios

Lynn Vaughan – the Tache Rock Venue Resident DJ

Steve Sharples & Dave Blundell – Globe Gig Radio

Si Staples – Slander

Jaime April – April Moon Band & Magic Trees

A huge thank you to Rock Hard Studios for offering the great prize of recording time to cut a cd single for the winning band. Also thanks to Globe Gig Radio for offering air time for the heat winners and air play for the winners single, as well as interviewing the bands.

Thank you to Daz Rice for allowing the Winning act to perform at Yutofest in July. Also to Seb for giving the slot at rock the dead donkey.

Thanks to Jamie and Jason (April Moon) for performing a short set.

We are also grateful to our outstanding photographer Claire Griffiths of CJ Griffiths Photography.

And we can not forget our brilliant sound engineer Simon Fox, who has put in so much time and effort throughout the heats and the final.

A final thank you has to go to Blackpool Sixth and Jenny Waterworth for providing such a great venue.
Good luck to Jenny for running the london marathon and raising money for Clic Sargent. I will post a link to the donations page as soon as I get one so you can help support her and the people (Children) who so need the help Clic Sargent provide.

Hope you all had a good time. We did and we hope to see you next year.

Keep looking on the site as over the next few days/weeks there will be the score sheets posted on the site from the heats and the finals and also the final photographs as soon as Claire has managed to get them to us 🙂


Thank you to Ashok for stepping in at the very last minute and filming the final.