This article was published in 2016.

This June and July 40 bands will battle it out in the heats of the annual Futuresound Competition at The Wardrobe hoping for the chance to play at both sites of the Reading & Leeds Festival.

Five runners up will win a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage and the winner will play The Festival Republic Stage in August.

Thursday 23rd June: As Sirens Fall + Party Hardly + Young Amphibians + We Built A Mountain
Friday 24th June: Adore//Repel + Kumiko + The Dangerhounds + Neon Dolls
Thursday 30th June: The Elephant Trees + Brooders + Chambers + Headrow
Sunday 3rd July: Bring The Wolf + Cat-Una + Charlie Padfield & The Gamma Rays + Lion Papers
Friday 8th July: Alyshah + Bloodshake + Caro + Humble Scoundrel
Saturday 9th July: Treeboy & Arc + Tusk + Mad Love + Lost Ground
Wednesday 13th July: Night Owls + The Contravenes + Contrarians + Katie Dean
Friday 15th July: Fighting Caravans + Edgar Duke + Atlanta House + Vexxes
Sunday 17th July: The Velveteens + The Indigo Project + Ramona Rose + Heir
Thursday 21st July: The Loose Cut + People Poems + Peakes + Dusk

Good luck to all the bands taking part!