Spinnup are proud to have teamed up with the Great Escape Festival to give you the chance to land a chance to perform live at the Festival!


This competition runs from March 26th 2019 – April 12th 2019 and you need to submit your one best track via our Spinnup dashboard. After April 12th 2019, our judging panel will choose the best twenty tracks from all the tracks submitted. You can only submit one track and multiple submissions will not be considered – so make sure you only submit your best one to the competition. Entrants who submit more than one track will be disqualified from the competition.


All shortlisted applicants will be notified via email and will then be required:

(a)    to submit to Spinnup via email a YouTube link of you performing live;

(b)    to be able available to travel to Brighton to perform in front of a live audience on May 9th 2019;

(c)     submit a setlist of 4 original songs which you would like to perform at the Festival- you will not be able to perform any covers so make sure your song is original!


Our judges will then invite the FOUR best performers to perform a set at the Great Escape Festival.

Full competition details below. By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.



To be eligible to enter the competition, you must:

(a)    be resident in the United Kingdom;

(b)    be at least 18 years old;

(c)     have a Spinnup account;

(d)    not be subject to any exclusive recording agreement; and  

(e)     be able to comply with all the terms and conditions for the Competition.

You must not be an employee, agent or a director (or immediate family member of the same) of Spinnup or any of our associated companies or subsidiaries.


How to enter:

There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary.

You must sign up to Spinnup and create an account if you do not already have one. You will be required to sign up to Spinnup’s standard terms and conditions, which will govern your use of the Spinnup service.

You must upload one new track (in the same way you would upload any other Spinnup track if you are an existing Spinnup user). You must upload your track between 12:00 AM GMT on March 26th, 2019 and before 11:59 PM GMT, on April 12th 2019 for your entry to be considered.

Spinnup will then review your track, which can take up to 3 days. Once Spinnup has reviewed your track and emailed you accepting your release, you will then be able to submit the track to the competition using the “Apply Here” button on the top of your dashboard. You always own all rights in and to your sound recordings.


You can only submit one track and multiple submissions will not be considered.


How will you be judged:

Our A&R team at Spinnup will judge all tracks submitted to the competition.

The top twenty tracks will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

–          number of streams on any music platform

–          production quality of the track

–          musical and composition creativity


Shortlisted applicants will be emailed before 12:00 AM GMT on April 15th 2019. All shortlist applicants must then:

(a) submit a YouTube link of you performing live

(b) confirm you will be available to travel to Brighton to perform in front of a live audience on May 9th 2019

(c) submit a setlist of 4 original songs which you would like to perform at the Festival- you will not be able to perform any covers so make sure your song is original!


What you win:

Our judges will choose FOUR winners from the shortlist and winners will be notified via email by Spinnup before 11:59 PM GMT on April 19TH 2019 . Each winner will win:

(a) A performance slot at our Spinnup section at the Great Escape Festival

(b) Free distribution with Spinnup for one year

(c) A selection of free images and videography of you performing at the Great Escape Festival

(d) Up to £100 travel contribution to get you to the Festival*

(together referred to as the “Prize”)

*All winners will be required to arrange for their own transport and accommodation. Spinnup will reimburse you for up to £100 travel expenses subject to receipt of valid invoices.



If you require any performers, band members, or backline- you need to provide and arrange for your own band/ performers/ and backline including any travel and accommodation costs.

Spinnup will not be supplying the winner with any tickets to the Great Escape Festival – if you wish to attend the festival you will need to purchase your own festival ticket.

If you are unable to make the date of the Festival, sadly Spinnup will need to choose another winner.

The Prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. Prizes are non-transferable. There is no cash alternative and Spinnup reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any element thereof with a prize of equal or greater value or to decline to award the Prize if there are no entries of the necessary standard in the reasonable opinion of the judges.


Grant of Rights:

The winner hereby grants all necessary consents and waivers to enable Spinnup to film or record your performance and hereby assigns to us for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity all right, title and interest in and to the results of my contribution in any recording of my performance at the Festival so we can exploit the same in any media without further liability to you.


Data protection:

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material in connection with the competition. Spinnup will contact all shortlisted applicants and winners via email. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with Spinnup’s Privacy Policy and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.



Spinnup reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

We accept no responsibility for lost entries or for any technical issues that prevent us from receiving your entry or playing the same.

We will not be held responsible for any costs incurred by you in entering the competition (whether or not such entry is successful) or in relation to you taking part in the Prize.

Spinnup will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Prize.


We shall not be liable for any damages or losses as a result of failure by Spinnup to deliver the Prize or any other prizes as a result of any circumstances outside of our direct and reasonable control including, but not limited to, as a result of a server failure (including but not limited to access delays or interruptions, data non-delivery or mis-delivery), any act(s) of God, war or terrorism, breaches of security or unauthorised use of personal data arising from hacking and/or failure or lack of reception of telephone or mobile telephone networks.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability:

(a)             for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or a deliberate act or omission          of us or any of our officers, employees or agents;

(b)            for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

(c)             to the extent that liability cannot by law be excluded or limited.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any dispute arising from them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.