Surface Festival is a competition through which up-and-coming bands have the opportunity to showcase their talent. Bands compete in regional heats (taking place in Barcelona, Seville and various cities within the UK) and the winner of each heat earns the chance to perform at the O2 Arena in London.
Alex Baker, who hosts Kerrang Radio 'Unsigned Show', summarises the concept well: 'The Surface Festival gives bands a genuine opportunity to get their music in front of people in the industry that can help further their careers'.
The Barcelona heat will see 14 different bands compete for the judges' affections with each band being given a half hour time slot to work their magic. Those in attendance will then be entertained by English 'Rock & Roll' band Liquid Fuse for a further half hour.