Hard Rock Rising is a battle of the bands competition and they are looking for the next big band.

The worldwide competition is coming to Edinburgh at Hard Rock Cafe in George Street and new talent can win music equipment valued at around £6,000 as well as shoot a music video and embark on a world tour.


Any artist interested can register on the Edinburgh Hard Rock Cafe Facebook page, where fans will decide who can move on to the live performance rounds. Registration ends 21 January 2013.

Once the favourites have been selected they will perform at The Hard Rock Cafe in front of a panel of judges at the venue who will then decide who wins and will then be representing Scotland and be up against the winners from all the other Hard Rock Cafes participating throughout the world.

The winners will then be narrowed down to a Top 25, and a panel of judges will decide the overall winner.


More than 12,000 bands entered Hard Rock Rising and nearly one million votes were cast by fans around the globe in 2012 with the Edinburgh event being won by local group, The Asps.


The overall winner of the competition will play a world tour in cities including Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Chicago and Honolulu, arranged by Hard Rock International, as well as record an album with Hard Rock Records.


Entries must be received by 21st January 2013.

For more information or indeed to enter please follow the links below:




And may the best band win…..