New Music Showcase

This year, in partnership with El Toro Music, we’re excited to announce our new Music Showcase.

During the afternoon of MarshFest, up to six finalists will complete a 40 min set on the new El Toro Music Stage . Each act will present a set of primarily original material with some exciting takes on covers of other artists.

To be a part of our Showcase, simply submit links to your online material (Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Linktree etc), along with your introduction, line up, history, influences, and of course, contact details to by Monday 1st July 2024. The panel of judges will then shortlist up to six acts and announce the finalists on Friday 19th July 2024.

Judges will be looking for a mix of passion, musicality, presence and originality.

Finalists will be awarded a music voucher to spend at the El Toro music shop in Chippenham. Each band member will be provided with FREE entry to MarshFest, and a food and drink voucher. We’ll also provide each band member with two FREE tickets to MarshFest for their supporters.

Remember, there is no overall winner – just a celebration of great local talent to enjoy on the day – good luck!

El Toro Music

El Toro Music is an award-winning independent music store, located in Kington St Michael, Chippenham. With a unique, modern approach to customer service, sales and support they are committed to providing the best customer experience possible with the best products they can find.

They also provide vocal, guitar, bass and live performance coaching as well as instrument and pro audio service and repair.

We’re very grateful for El Toro’s help and support for an event we hope to keep building from year to year, encouraging more musicans, young and old, to step forward and shine.